There's no love like Jurassic love

This is just like my tumblr, except with more words.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

film color test

Here's a color test for something I'm working on.
I don't think it's going to change much from this. Maybe a bit more texture, but overall it's got the dull colors I was looking for. I'm not entirely sure whether or not to texture the light areas on the character - right now I'm leaning towards no.

Friday, November 25, 2011


After all this time. Four years since I started. Wait no, scratch that, five years. Holy crap. I am the world's slowest animator, or maybe it took that long pondering how to end this cinematic masterpiece. Actual production was a little less than two weeks I guess, but we can't discount all that ponderous pondering.

Volume might be a bit low, or maybe it will explode your ears. I have no way of knowing. If you don't hear humming in the beginning, it is too low. If your house explodes and everything you love is set on fire, it may be too high or the world's most unlikely coincidence.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Blogger is being a dick

So this post shall remain forever until the Blogger God decides to let me delete it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

storyboard panels

Onoes. I spent all that time drawing the dude running, then I realized like 80% doesn't show up on the animatic (that is also why he has a gigantic head in that one frame). I can't let a moderately mediocre (wot wot) running-dude-background-spinny thing go to waste.
Especially since I forgot to take out the recycling this week, so this would be like forgetting even more garbage in my apartment.

Widescreen is fun.

Nike shoe

Apparently I take eminem lyrics too literally. Or maybe I should just wait until he finishes the sentence.
Also, you may have a gif. HAVE IT.
I don't know if gifs work on this thing. Maybe they don't and you can't have it. Which makes it very awkward, because I just yelled "HAVE IT" in a very commanding manner, and I'd hate to think I have doomed you to an existence of scrabbling at the screen attempting to have it when you can't, in fact, have it.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Turns out if you google search for geese fist bumping, nothing turns up. NOT ANYMORE.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Effects test

Or not.
I got caught up animating the dude and forgot I just wanted to test out the effects, and by the time I got to that point, my hand hurt and I was lazy, so uh, I have no idea what it's supposed to test now. Teeth maybe? Those came out nice. Except you can't see them because it's super low res. Rest assured, they are there, and they are wonderful. That's why everything else isn't, because I want you to focus on those beautiful beautiful teeth. That you can't see.

Also someone needs to explain to me how the hell TVpaint does resolutions, because I'm either really bad at math, or the proportions thingie is broken. Wait, I am really bad at math. Bloops.

Monday, November 7, 2011

TVpaint render test

The animation is a bit rubbish, but I just wanted to test out shading in tvpaint. It is interesting.

Eventually with non-rubbish animation it might be rather nice, but I feel that the rubbish animation market is booming these days, and I must get in on that rubbish animation action. Try saying rubbish three times fast. It's the most scottish you'll feel all day, mostly because if you're like me you'll just start making 'arsh' sounds and spitting everywhere, which is as close to being sean connery as you can get.

Friday, November 4, 2011

TVpaint animation test

Onoes! It's a bit rough, but I wanted to try out rendering in TVpaint. It's pretty neat, although it takes a lot of getting used to. Also I screwed up the framerate because I hadn't noticed it reset itself to 30 halfway through but now I know, and knowing is half the battle. The other half is the part where there's blood and guts everywhere, which you'd think they would mention more often.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ye olde storyboard

I was spelunking in my old boxes and I found an old storyboard that was kind of awesome. It had these dudes in it.
I have yet to decide what to do with it. Maybe I will make it, or maybe I will turn it into a pretty origami butterfly. Although considering how horrible I am at origami, that would probably end up summoning an elder god and ending the world as we know it (and that would be a shame because we still have a year to go before the horrible paperclip invasion of 2012). So uh, yeah, if you see giant ethereal tentacles in the night sky, it's probably just me folding papers horrendously wrong.