30.10.2012No Comments

Python Basics Course Overview

Last week we have new intensive course "Python Basics" in school. I have some earlier coding experiences with Java, JavaScript, Action Script and PHP before. I always wanted to learn python because it's in use in Blender and Modo. So this was good point to start. Here is some tools and links that I have used in the course.

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Python Lotto

Have you problem with selecting right lotto numbers? I guess we all have 🙂 With this tool you can calculate most used numbers and try to achieve the winning line of numbers. Of course it's only random, but if you have some superstition it could be nice tool for you. And yeah, I also want to demonstrate how hard it could be to win jackpot. Try it yourself!

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12.10.2012No Comments

Character Design and Moodboard for Big-O’s Show

This week I have collected some moodboard materials for the assets. I tried to find the correct mood and feeling for the short film visual style. I like the style of cartoon with the mid-realistic textures. And after I got some feeling about characters I started to skecth them... So here we go!

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The Turret Breakdown

The Turret was a camera tracking and a compositing training project. Camera tracking and Turret itself was made totally in Blender and main compositing I made in After Effects.

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30.09.2012No Comments

Date Value to Text Layer with After Effects Expression

Add current date and time value automatically to the text layer with a little expression. Automating things can save a lot of time. If you have big project and there is many values that need to change, you'll save time with little expressions in After Effects.

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Project Diary for Big-O’s Show

It's been a while since I have posted about this project. I have been busy with orher stuff, but now I found some time to make some diary update. Biggest change since last post is new name for the short film. So let me introduce "Big-O's Show".

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Frame numbers on images is great way to keep tracking what happening in different timings. Number indicator in frames is very used in video and animation pre-productions. I have faced situations where I need numbers but there is no option to show or produce them on to the image. Of course there is timeline, but I need to burn that frame number to the image itself. NUMBER2FRAME is tool that make you a little image sequence from your chosen frame range.

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14.09.2012No Comments

Animatic and Layout for Big-O’s Show

This week was creative

In this week I have done mainly things that related straight to the story. I have planned shots, done animatic from the storyboard and started the layout. There is so much to do before I can start to make the "real" 3d job, but I think these phases teach me a lot about whole short film process.

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07.09.2012No Comments

Storyboarding and Planning for Big-O’s Show

This week was filled with storyboarding and planning for "Talent Night" short film. I bought program that is only intended for the storyboarding, so I tell couple words about it. There is also some templates for planning of your short film that I have done. I shared 'em in Google Docs, so you can use them.

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New Project Called Talent Night

This week has been quite busy. There is so much scheduling, sketching and planning with my new project called "Talent Night". Guess what? It's a new animated short film project! In next four months I'll focusing only to this project and keep my strictly on the screen. Read more about what I've done in this week.

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