Two former classmates see each other on a train. One of them is cheerful and friendly, perhaps a bit pushy. The other has a tendency to have strange, explosive anxiety attacks that terrify the people around her. This is a story about their encounter.
A short film I directed about my own experiences with social anxiety and how it affects others. Despite it being a very personal film, I wouldn’t have been able to make it without the numerous people contributing, so I recommend looking up all their names in Google and finding their blogs, because they deserve the clicks. Thanks!
There’s gonna be a new Zelda, you guys!
Something I’ve been working on inbetween jobs. First third uses video reference.
Here’s a little fun animation for ya! Or, maybe it’s not fun, I don’t know, just watch it.
Click it to expand. Expand means ‘make rather larger’.
My friend Aaron is amazing and you should all follow him. He’s basically a real life, 23-year-old Finn.
i don't know if it's my eyes fooling me, but the arms on the arc section of your tutorial look exactly the same. did you mess up or do i need to get my eyes checked?
It’s mainly my fault. The ‘bad example’ arm doesn’t follow the arc, but I admit, it’s not very noticeable unless you watch it frame-by-frame. When I get some extra time, I plan on doing a few addendums to my tutorial that’ll address mistakes like that. Had I known the tutorial would go viral, I probably would have put in more time in its presentation, haha.
What program do you use to do animation?
For my 2D stuff I pretty much just use Toonboom Animate nowadays, which has a lot of the same features as Flash but with a brush that isn’t complete garbage and actually makes the strokes you want to make on your first try. :P It’s REALLY expensive, though, and if I wasn’t able to get a huge discount on it through my school, I probably would have stuck with Flash.
My 3D stuff is all Maya. I really should learn Blender, though…
I just wanna say that I always envisioned that Megaman’s eyes were a light-up display, or at least the Protomen version of him anyway (“when your eyes shine just like mine”). So that’s just really cool that Nintendo decided to do that. I like Megaman more when he’s more obviously a robot and not questionably a cyborg.
Animation WIP! Gonna try to animate an entire video game moveset for her eventually.
Things that still need work:
- Pigtails animation doesn’t look great.
- Arms waving around too much?
- Add a blink or something to make stare less terrifying
- Figure out why the first frame is rendered differently than the rest (that’s the cause of the weird flicker)
- Figure out a better way to make a gif with an alpha channel without making it suck hard.
Rig by the excellent David O’Reilly!