|This sketch only took about 10-15 minutes. Using a|
symmetrical ruler meant I only had to draw
the left side of the image.
Recognizing that just saying something won't make it happen, today I started work on actually drawing and rigging the color monkey characters themselves.
It's definitely a task that comes with some trepidation and a definite sense of déjà vu as I've been here before. A few years back I attempted to rig this same character in CrazyTalk Animator 2 as a G2 character. It was a lot of work that I ended up being overwhelmed by.
This time I'm rigging the character in CrazyTalk Animator 3 as a G3 character. It's less work but still not a complete cakewalk. Unlike multi-angle G2 characters, G3 characters are only single angle. In theory you could draw and rig one from scratch inside a day (including all the additional hand and face sprites)
Anyway, I'm not going into too much detail here. This isn't meant to be a tutorial since I've never fully rigged a G3 character from scratch myself. I just wanted to show that I've started on this idea I had.
|Day one progress. Main|
character drawing complete.
By the end of my session I have my complete base rig drawn and colored. Next up I have to draw and color all the hand and face sprites. I'm hoping that won't take too long. If I can get through them, this character rig will definitely get finished.