finally, CelAction

table_mug

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

Backgrounds: Me
Character: Ellen
Rigging: Lauren

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open sesame

doors_open

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)

typing and glitching

typing

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!

first attempts at lip sync

side-syncedcolouredwork

The colouring in the second gif looks a little off- blame TVPaint gif quality and the fact that I haven’t finished it yet but I’m on to the lighting in this shot, so that will but up by tomorrow. (Also his legs aren’t behind the table- that will also be fixed too)

I’ve made a list of all that I need to do in the next 3 weeks and it’s a lot but it’s achievable, I’ve just got to work work work