Friday, December 14, 2007

Home for ze Holidays

So yesterday (well, now two days ago since it's after 1 am) was the last day of the semester, and boy oh boy am I glad to be home, taking some time to relax and do absolutely nothing for a bit. Oh, the freedom! Sure, the freedom will be painfully interrupted by the removal of wisdom teeth next week, but on the bright side, I won't be sitting in front of Maya then...I'll be in the blissful land of happy sedation.

So I got home this afternoon and did some much needed caring for my poor fish. He is much happier now. I think he'll survive the winter, even though I'm shocked he's made it two and a half years with me. Spaz is such a trooper. Besides that, I've mostly been sitting around playing the Sims 2. Though I went to visit Charlie and Mary tonight and showed them all the stuff I did this past semester. Tomorrow I think I'm gonna try and get Bruno to see Golden Compass conmigo. I seriously need to catch up on all the movies I didn't see this semester. Then on Sunday I'm going sailing. Yay!

I'll probably start tinkering with my thesis again a weeks or so from now, maybe a little later depending on how all this wisdom teeth pain goes. And Christmas. I'm expecting much video game-ness for Christmas that I'll have to partake know, for research's sake. But I'm also going to be working with a friend of mine on the music for my peice over break. I'll probably get on that this weekend or sometime next week.

But now, it is sleep time. Happy holidays everyone!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Isn't he cute?

I realized looking back on my older posts that I had been showing a sort of progression of Giggles but never really showed what he finally ended up looking like. So therefore, in order to finish that circle...TADA!!

Ain't he a cutie?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Website, yay!

So the semester's almost over. I suppose I'm almost done with 3rd pass animation on my thesis. Sadly, I shan't be posting any screen caps or anything for awhile. However, the good news is, my website is finally up and working (for the most part)! So if you head on over there, you can find a lot of my artwork and animations from the past four years that I'm too lazy to post here. Maybe you'll even find some blend shapes tests for my thesis. So head on over to

In other news, I think I'll try and update a bit more from now on. Let you know how things are going. I think they're going well. Yay!

Friday, September 21, 2007

woohoo blendshapes.

I haven't updated in awhile. So yea...I've been doing blend shapes. Not really fun. So here's how I make it fun.

Yea...his hair kind of intersect his forehead when he's this enraged...guess I'll fix that with some hair blends...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

More Giggles

He has hair now! Woohoo!

So in the next couple days I'm going to start working more on Smooch's head and my environment - I have to work on the background and I might start working on textures.

I started playing around with nCloth, and it seems really cool - but I can't for the life of me figure out how to actually put it to use. Dynamics just confuse me. I think I'm gonna keep working with it, see if I can figure it out. Otherwise, onto Plan B.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Environment Update

I've been working a lot my thesis, and my enviornment has...evolved. I'm much happier with how its going, now I just have to decide what to do for the background. Here's some shots of what's going on so far.

Other than that, I've worked some on my characters - Giggles's head is coming along well, and I've done some work on their bodies. More on that later.

Sunday, May 13, 2007


My environment for thesis...a happy, safe little playground...or is it?

Character designs. Their names are Smooch and Giggles.