Best way to reflect on the first day? watch the whole thing again in under a minute.
This is the same as the OpenGL clip i posted last week, just rendered.
Again, this was just a test, in no way is this movement the defined style of movement for the Quadbot.
As promised, here is a shortish video showing off a bit of the detail in the rig as it stands thus far. As you’ll see, there are still holes in the model and intersections that need to be fixed, this is just how it is at the moment.
The detail in the Quadbot is starting to get a little crazy. With each step up in the model’s detail, the rigging has to be matched. With the rig getting up towards almost 800 bones, its starting to show, and the model isn’t even finished yet. I also set myself a challenge of trying to keep away from major mesh deformation (apart from the pipes).
There isn’t a single Armature modifier on this yet.
Due to popular demand, and us being the sharing type, here is the blockheads file for your amusement!
There is a readme text inside the file that explains the particulars of them all.
Now go out and make us some funny blockheads skits!!!
Edit: People were having crashes with the file, possibly due to different versions of blender. This file *should* be ok!
We’re starting to gear up for the animatic. With Ian getting the timing together with a storyboard edit, I’ve been rigigng up some low-poly, least-distracting, fast, quick and easy to use proxy characters I’ve affectionately named BlockHeads.
The idea is to use these with low res environments to really plan out how each scene and shot will be done. Obviously we’ll probably tweak it all alot once we start the actual filming. But for now this will give us a really solid idea on how each shot should be planned, how when and where we need to add detail and also what the film itself is going to be like.
I’m baaaaaack! Arriving a little later than everyone else but now the team is complete!
Making up for missing out on the “Quit Blender” fun, I’ve been spending my first few days playing around with some of the half finished models that have been laying around. This robotic arm (modeled by Kjartan from David’s awesome concept with little tweaks by me) is the first to be rigged up as a test.