Saturday, November 14, 2009

Regulus, take 3!

Redesign of the Regulus with a scale mock up of the Zephyrus for a size comparison

Regulus redesign

No engines on this yet, but how's this look? (note the scale)





3/4ish front shot

Friday, November 13, 2009

d08 + Regulus progress (feedback needed!)

d08 animatic from Jerry Chan on Vimeo.

Any feedback on the Regulus's design would be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind that the Regulus has a wingspan of 2000 meters


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

flash boarding


d_01 flash board from Jerry Chan on Vimeo.

So I went to Hampshire today and, once again, was schooled by Chris Perry, who pointed out that the drawings in my last animatic were unclear, cluttered, and terribly timed.

It just doesn't work.

I was going to redo them anyways so they're getting done in Flash now

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

D animatic

D animatic from Jerry Chan on Vimeo.

The first animatic pass on my BFA thesis is done! Or it has been done for the past week and I've been too busy to post it up here.

Changed to follow:
-Get an ACTUAL composer (I'm meeting with someone this Thursday, actually)
-Redo the whole thing (seriously-- a lot of things don't work in here)

As a first pass, I guess it's not bad, but it's definitely not up to where I hoped it would be. The biggest problem is that, for an action cartoon, it's not exciting. As Jed, my 3D animation teacher last year put it, an action cartoon needs its share of "OH SHIII--" moments and this is clearly lacking in all of those.

BUT, work continues!

Also I had a great time at the Pittsfield animation event (I got the autograph of the guy who did the EENVEEHSABLE PREAHDATUR MAUNSTER effect; it still astounds me how those guys did all those visual effects without the aid of computers)