Well, here is my first piece of animation done in CelAction!
Setting up in CelAction is such a pain if you don’t know what you’re doing and it’s hard to find tutorials online for it, the animating part however is very simple and I’m surprised at how quickly I managed to figure it out.
Using a dope sheet for timing and setting keys was interesting to learn too as that’s how it was done in the early years of animation.
Hopefully now more work should come together and we will have something to show for our weeks of preparation for animating
Another very quick bit of animation, the doors of the operating theatre will open to reveal the hospital staff and the mother around the operating table (which will be composited once it’s been assembled, hence the green screen)
These scenes will be used to transition to and from the home and hospital environment- done in After Effects
It feels good to finally have some actual animation happening after the whole design process
Our client loved our designs at the pitch presentation last week so we can get into making all the backgrounds, characters and interactive objects.
At this point my main job is background an asset creation which is a lot of fun and I really enjoy it so that’s all that will be posted here for a while. Test animations in CelAction should be happening soon though!
I’m still trying to figure out an aesthetic style for the backgrounds to match the character designs but I think once we have finalized designs and a colour scheme it will be much easier
I loved making this glitchy effect on this cause it’s so different to the rest of my animation and it was fun doing something messy for once! It was kinda therapeutic because I didn’t have to think about it that much.
I have all my 2D scenes animated and my hand is rigged (which will be posted later) so all that’s left to do is- animate the hand, putting that on top of the 2D, adding sound, recording more sound, editing, credits, some kind of camcorder overlay, more glitch transitions and an essay- PHEW!
A little look at the second character in my animation- the A.I.
If the second gif looks a bit glitchy that’s good, because that’s how it’s meant to look! I may try to make it a little bit more messed up but so far I think it looks alright.
yeah this shot felt like it took way too long but it looks goooooooood