Animation with a moustache??? What kind of name is that?
After months of marketing research, focus group and brainstorming sessions, Animation with a moustache became an obvious choice so no more silly questions will you?
More seriously, well I wanted a blog and I wanted it quick. Welcome to My blog was already taken and I wanted to stand out so here it is, Animation with a moustache! It is not meant to make any sense but french people are often portrayed wearing a delicate moustache so let’s not upset the stereotype!
I am a 3d enthusiastic but that’s not all I do. I also develop websites with my friend Sergio as Bonvoyage Airlines http://www.bonvoyageairlines.co.uk. We haven’t been very productive lately but have a look at the nice work we did for Electro British band Yimino. Check it out the website is very sweet and some mp3s are available. I am also the representative in UK for webdesign company Vulcan studio who designed or redesigned few websites like Metallica micro website Vault.
I am very much into 3d at the moment. so here is something I have started to work on tonight. I had this thing in mind for many years.
Last week I went to Alias SuperToon Masterclass and was a bit disapointed but today Alias sent me the notes from the Masterclass ;-) I can only tell you that … I am now very happy. This great “broken hierarchy rig” they showed us, is in the Notes I just received. I will give it a go when i have a bit more time.
I should be part of those people attending Animation mentor from January next year. I still need to fill up the forms, gather my diplomas and pay the fees ;-) If everything goes well I should start in January 2006.
Here is a character I have started to work on a while ago and haven’t found the time to finish. Rendering is simple Max light tracer but i have tried to be a bit too clever and it ended up too dark. Post processed in Photoshop. I didn’t have his hands in the original toy and i am a bit stuck here….
I am helping my friend Osagie to do an Animated Christmas card for his girlfriend. We are aiming for a South Park kind of animation. Character design and mouth shapes are done, I now need to rig all of that in 3dsmax. I will try to reuse a script I made for Max4 in order to animate in a very efficient manner. Here is the look of the main character:
Hi my name is Olivier, please read my profile for more personal informations.
Since my application to attend Animation Mentor has been accepted, just like everyone else I have decided to share my experience with you all.
My french fellows will probably ask why Animation Mentor since there is a very good school in Paris called Les Gobelins?
Well …. I don’t live in Paris mate! After 2 years in Africa, serving in the Air Force, I moved to London 6 years ago and I kinda like London you know.
What about learning animation on your own?
Let’s be honest here, I have been moving vertices around since Ms-Dos 6.2/3dstudio r4 in 1995 but to the dismay of my friend Andy, in nearly 10 years, I have never been able to put some stuff together to look for a job in Computer Graphics. For specific circumstances I will this year, be able to concentrate solely on 3d animation and other parts of VFX production.
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