Post-Viz Mr Plimsolls from Katie Lima on Vimeo.
Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Friday, 3 May 2019
Some of the scenes for the Bathroom part of my film describing the fate of Mr Plimsoll's wife. There is some issues with the textures and the lighting in the bathroom set that need a go over to make sharper and less noticeable, to achieve a watercolour aesthetic showed in the backgrounds in 1930s cartoons. I also need to add a spotlight effect to the axe and fridge scenes so that it reflects what is shown in the animatic more faithfully.
Sunday, 7 April 2019
|Fig 1: Mr Plimsoll's Facial Controls|
|Fig 2: Side Profile of Mr Plimsoll and his Facial Controls|
|Fig 3: Mr Plimsoll's Eye Blink|
|Fig 4: Mr Plimsoll's Mouth Open and Tongue Out|
The facial rigging on Mr Plimsoll's is at a good stage, his mouth is able to open and close and there is quite a good range of expression there. the only thing that I would say is an issue would be the a modelling issue where I think that his mouth is a little bit too large, in a way that when pulling the controls in the corners of his mouth, they do distort a little bit and pulling the mouth controls into a tight expression like a 'shh' is a little hard to do because of the larger mouth.
I added an extra control in the nose to allow for additional movement in that area for when he walks and the blink, while taking me three tries due to simple mistakes I did with the blend shapes, works just fine.
Overall I am quite happy with how the facial rig has turned out, I might have to do some finessing in the mouth area to make sure that the skinning on the joints in the blend shapes are blended smoothly, but in general Mr Plimsoll is able to do what I want him to do now.
Thursday, 28 March 2019
|Fig 1: Variations of Houses for the Road set|
|Fig 2: Designs for Mr Plimsoll's Bag|
|Fig 3: Concepts for the Photo above the Fireplace in Mr Plimsoll's Living room|
The House variations are just to give the background of the road set a bit of character as Mr Plimsolls walks by. The houses are similar but the differences are in the features of them, and my plan is to take 3-4 of the designs to use for that set.
For Mr Plimsolls' wife I wanted to go for a character design that was quite hidden in terms of who she is, but for her to be portrayed as a positive person in Mr Plimsolls' life so having her also smile but be smiling in a way that is opposite to Mr Plimsolls, instead of being creepy, her smile is more genuine.
|Fig 1: Example of Pose Space Deformer working in Shoulder and Knee of Mr Plimsolls|
|Fig 2: Skinning in arm following Ribbon Spines used for the Rubber Hose Rig Example 1|
|Fig 3: Skinning in arm following Ribbon Spines used for the Rubber Hose Rig Example 2|
|Fig 4: Elbow is still able to bend naturally despite the influence from the Rubber Hose Rig|
After I was at a point where I was happy with how the model bent, I put Mr Plimsolls into a couple of poses only to see that the arms weren't flowing correctly in an arc when the elbow control and the flex controls are pull out together. So I went back into the Paint Skin Weights Tool to update the weights in the arm to allow fluid motion both when the controls are pulled separately and when they are moved together as well.
Friday, 22 March 2019
|Fig 1: Mr Plimsolls Bungalow|
|Fig 2: Close up on Roof|
|Fig 3: Close up on Fence and Gate|
|Fig 4: Model of Tree used in the Foreground|
Here is the process of Mr Plimsoll's Bungalow at the moment, I still need to add the overgrown nature of the house, ivy on the roof and on the house, and the overgrown bushes that cover the front of the house. There is still some modifications that need doing on the gate panels and the windows still need developing.
Despite this I'm pretty happy with the progress so far with this scene, even if its still in the developing phase and in need of some refining.
|Fig 1: The Road Mr Plimsoll's lives on|
|Fig 2: Mr Plimsoll's Living Room|
Mr Plimsoll's living room was design with the idea that Mr Plimsoll's was just a man who went through the trauma of losing his wife. To show that he reminisces the time he spent with his wife, I had the idea of the room having many picture frames with pictures of them as a couple. The run down aspect is more due to the fact that because of his old age he wasn't able to keep up with the house keeping. As well as preferring to spend the majority of his time outside of his house, wandering around the town instead of staying indoors wallowing in loneliness.