|TET all dressed for the|
CrazyTalk Animator 2
"I just do eyes..."
Last time I updated you on this character I was drawing hands...so many hands... it's one of the things Reallusion don't actually make clear in their advertising that their character templates are much more involved than drawing seven character views.
Even less obvious is all the work that goes into giving the character a wide variety of facial expressions and the ability to lip sync. After finishing the hands I'm now creating eyes... so many eyes... I feel like that bio-engineer from the movie Blade Runner that says "Eyes, I just do eyes."
|Replacing the Dummy Template Eyes with Cats Eyes in five view angles.|
Fortunately the eyes are a little less complex than hands so I'm hoping it won't take quite so long. Unfortunately, after that I have to do the nose and the mouth. Thank goodness cats don't have eyebrows because I'd have them to do too.
Hoot Game Creating
The game staring TheseStars' Hoot the Owl is still progressing slowly. As I mentioned last update I've been stuck on the player control system for Hoot for several weeks (more) now. Yesterday, I finally had a break through after rebuilding the control system from scratch using the most promising techniques I've been experimenting with.
|Screen Shot of the demo level I've been using to work out Hoot's control system. |
That pink box will be Hoot in the finished game.
That's about it for the moment. I'm hoping to add a new animated project to the mix now that I finished my iClone, Animation 4 Business promotional video but I've yet to decide what. Hopefully one of my own projects this time.