It's time to get back on the horse in terms of personal work. Among the many things I want to accomplish are starting up the speed animations that I barely got into before the end of semester crunch got underway. My friend Samia forwarded me this link about 51 great animation tests that one should try and master to really work the fundamentals, so together this break, we're going to see how many we can get through.
Our plan is to do a two night pass on the first couple. First night is getting as far as we can get through it but minimally, have a nice blocking set up. Second night is polish.
The first one, a ball bounce, seemed rather simple so we decided to spice it up a bit. I wanted to try out Animation Mentor's free rig, Stewart, as well so this was as good as time as any.
First pass is here. Took about and hour and a half to set up, mess with the controls and get some blocking in. After looking at it, I really need to push the squash and stretch far more. Tomorrow!