Saturday, 20 February 2010


well im gonna have to be honest, dissertation is crippling me and i think i need to take the next week to focus on it so wont be in as i will be hunched over books and zombie typing at my computer.
Once this is done, full commitments back to the film....gnomes needs us


Friday, 19 February 2010


Was sent this by a mate who does editing. He uses it all the time to transfer footage between himself and who hes working with.

Have a look and see what you think, it'll be a damn site easier than constantly USBing and Mailing.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Stretchy IK Tut

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Next Sound Meeting


Wednesday 24th Feb at 11am in BA Animation

Pip will be presenting us with the music tests she's come up with
be there or be square


Saturday, 13 February 2010

Monday 15th Feb

Hey Guys

Wont be in this monday so next meeting will be Wednesday 17th Feb since Tuesdays are a complete write off with lack of room.


Hero Gnome

Hey guys and girl, if the gods are willing, by this weekend Hero Gnome will be all done. I'm working to some pointers given by Sarah. Changes are subtle and not very visible, but it's coming along nicely and I think Hero Gnome is getting closer and closer to the finishing line

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

March Formative

so by Thursday March 11th we need to have completed:

  • 3D block out animation with rough sound - shots currently being worked through by Adam as set is being built.
and were expected to be at the following level production wise:

  • main characters built and rigged - defiantly can have done 2 down, 1 to go modelling, rigging will be simples *fingers crossed* with main focus on blendshapes etc
  • environment built and partly dressed - currently in progress of dropping models into set now
  • evidence of render pipeline process - lighting and texturing examples...again we will get onto this area
  • project werhey
im confident we'll be at this stage but that doesnt mean we should become complacent as we really need to go full steam ahead now in order to make this film top notch!

Individually we need:

  • evidence of work collation for 3 folders: artist, technical and specialism (if that still is the 3 folder breakdown)
  • a review of the blogs
this part is down to you (obviously) but once again I'm pretty confident we have enough work for our folder considering were a small group.

It seems a while away but actually its only 1 month so not really...blunt
Keep it in mind guys


Thursday, 4 February 2010

Monday 8th Feb and Tasks

Hey Guys,

Friday was a bit too optimistic and I'm gonna take the day to work from home, so we'll next meet up Monday 8th Feb at 10 since this is when Jared takes our lesson too.

SO by monday I'm expecting to see

Adam - finished background houses, finished fence panels (3 different types) and a rough layout of our environment.

Matt - update on your progress with UVing Macho Gnome, example of stone texture test

Sarah - to have finished finished Lady Gnome...stop mucking round with the model, be satisfied with it to start UVing, have models finished including fishing rod, fork, stump, the trees, the flowers, leaves

Yaniv - an update on Hero Gnome model for feedback

Tom - at least 4 more of the background models complete

Any problems guys then letme know and keep up the good work guys :)


What happened to the blog?

Blogs been updated so you can view the widescreen videos now without having to imagine the last 3rd :)