I decided that I want to have a 3D hand coming out of the computer in my animation, but you may ask “it’s only on screen for a few seconds at the end, why would you make one from scratch?”.
The answer to that is I’d feel I was cheating myself if I didn’t make my own and honestly getting stuff to look good in Maya is sooooooo satisfying.
So below are some progress pictures from the last two days. This probably took around 8-9 hours (yes I know that’s a while but I encountered a few issues) and still needs a few tweaks but I’m pretty proud of it.
I really love modeling when I actually get my act together and do it myself!
(making the palm of the hand as a base to build from)
(attaching the wrist- there was a lot of editing here to make the edges bridge well)
(fingers and thumbs- the fingers are copied & pasted then resized and shaped, a great time saving technique)
(attaching the thumb)
(final hand in flat shading)
(final hand in smooth shading)
yep, that’s another done.
(These shots are going to last for less than a second but yet I still worry about all the details)
excuse the TVPaint gif quality but that’s another shot done (I think)
This is the results of the last two days and it’s going well so far.
These two gifs are mainly animated with a new drawing every two frames but if I’m feeling brave I might inbetween so it’s animated on ones???? crazy I know
first scene yeeeeaaahhhhh
I had to learn some new techniques in TVPaint for this which is always good
Two variations of the colours and brightness that my animation will have. Every time I re-draw this the colours get darker so I just need to settle on a final colour palette.
As I’m setting this in the 80s I wanted to add posters of some of my favourite albums from that era so that’s an interesting little detail.
So here’s the story that I’m hoping to tell- quite inspired by “Black Mirror”. Will I get this all done in time??? We shall find out
I’ve decided my animation is going to have an 80/90s feel to it with chunky computers and that sweet fashion