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Back at it Again (learning animation)

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After a long debate with myself, I lost by the way, I decided I would share my adventure in animation over the past few week. I picked up using Makehuman 10.2 with the MHX2 Add on and blender version 2.72. I’ll explain a little more about each later. I jumped into blender with the hopes I would come up with a two minute story but my imagination was on vacation. so little by little I started just posing a make human character working on some basic movement. I have really had a problem mastering the walk cycle and I was not happy with few attempts.

So I decided to go on and work on some other poses. I got some audio from 11 second club and did some rough blocking no real polished animation. I am a new to the craft and I just wanted to establish a workflow. I looked at it and thought well okay so so.  Now do I let anyone see it ?  Sure why not. After telling someone else  “You should not have any fears. you have a least satisfied a few rules of creativity 1. you did something. 2. you shared it.”  Here are my rough animations.

So I will continue my quest to learn animation, until my next post in which I will go into the mhx2 add-on .  Take care all.

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The making of empty block

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When creating this image there was not actually a plan or an idea for it. I have heard it said that inspiration will find you working. Well in this case it is actually how it happened. I had started working on two things in particular, one making a low poly building set and two planning a tutorial for the same. Once I had completed a building in my set I wanted to see how it looked and I started added things. The next thing I knew I had begun kit bashing, appending old model into my blend file until I finally had a scene. The old chevy model I got from blendswap as I needed something to fill the scene out. Thank you Daniel Kreuter for sharing this cool blend file. http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/27403

emptyblockThe above image is what i ended up with and I felt it needed something. After reading a post on blender artist. In the article Reynante Martinez  breaks down his creative process. What interested me the most was his method of post processing. I often go in to do my compositing and I get other than my desired effects or results for an example I had posted an image on blender artist and the feedback I received was related to overuse of the compositor. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?360887-Factory-ruins I always felt a little uneasy about blenders compositor but still I push on trying to learn an achieve my end goal as I try to use just blender in my 3d work.

In closing I do encourage you to check out the work of Reynante Martinez at his blog and the post on blendernation. I hope you enjoy this image and this short explanation of the creation of this image helps you out a little. Check back with me from time to as I share more of my blender experiences with. Live. Love and create.

More Reading

http://www.reynantemartinez.com/a-long-way-to-go.html

http://www.blendernation.com/2015/03/02/behind-the-scenes-a-long-way-to-go/

This is a nice video that demonstrates kit bashing in blender be warned it is long and it is 2 years old.

Blenderguru xmas tree tutorial results

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I rarely do a commentary when I post results from tutorials I try but this one I felt pretty good about. Why you might ask, well I,ll tell you. The first thing for me is the fact I finished the complete scene. For me that is an accomplishment considering how critical I am of myself and how easy it is for me to find something wrong. Secondly I modeled everything myself except the paint splash picture on the wall, And lastly Blender didn’t act to crazy on me this time.

I encourage you to check out the Christmas tree tutorial at Blenderguru.com and hey have fun with it. I think blender is a great tool once you harness the understanding to make it do what you want or need it to do.

Happy Holidays everyone. put Blender down for a little while and enjoy the season and those you love