Monday, January 30, 2012

First After Effects Animation

After Effects was pretty intuitive to use. I found the puppet tool easy to pick up but I still had a hard time controlling the way things were effected within the image. Im still not sure about the starch tool because of the joints in the animation, I attempted to freeze them but it was strange. I bet the more I use AE then I would understand it better. Another thing that I struggled with was making the graffiti appear on the bill board. I be there is a way to make the text appear smoother by using masking but I couldn't figure out how.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Write Up I

The first assignment was a bit difficult for me. Im not a big fan of digital photo manipulation, within Photoshop and Illustrator. The assignment was very open ended which I feel is a problem for me sometimes, but usually I lock down one idea or concept and stick with it. For this one I came up with two settings, the first was really abstract and did not make too much sense as a space. It was nice getting to be reacquainted with the programs. The second space I designed was a bit more coherent. The character I designed is a simple three legged tentacle monster. I cannot wait to get these assets in to After Effects.