Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Animation Tests: Dog Characters

Howdy y'all!! Long time no post!

So I'm back from Pixar, back in school and back in action! I'm currently at Ringling wrapping up my senior year as a Computer Animation major. I've started production on my first short film! I've spent the last several weeks modeling, rigging and preparing my characters and shots for my personal favorite part of the production pipeline, you guessed it, ANIMATION. Time to light the fires and kick the tires.

Have a taste! Meet my dog characters, Runt and Big Dog!



Hope everyone is doing swell!

15 comments:

Hammy said...

Awesome characters! :) I really love all that details you put into the characters, those teeth are awesome. The expressions are definitely top notch.

Great to see you posting again too!

Terry Song said...

Wow! Damn, Cat, those were great tests! Keep it up...the character designs, animation, expressions, even nice hand poses...I'm fucking impressed=)

Ryan DeYoung said...

Pure inspiration :D

Leo Matsuda said...

Haha! Great tests! Nice little subtle movements....I love the expressions too! Great job, Cat!!!

Jamil R. Lahham said...

I think you went too conservative on your shapes..or maybe not I'll wait to see the final outcome :)

andrea said...

this is so awesome Cat! I hope you are doing well!!

ZaR said...

Cat... these guys look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Munchanka said...

Sweet, Chicks!
Very appealing--well modeled!
Are these characters fir a film, or more tests? Can't wait to see more work!

Joe said...

i words of cat hicks, thats AWESOME!!!
hehe, great work cat! :)

henry yu said...

Cat your stuff is so cool! i show everyone at calarts your stuff and they are FLOORED.

Richard Gaines said...

Wow! I hope everything went awesome at Pixar! Tell me how it went!!!

Richard

Amanda said...

Heya, thanks for the comment ;D
awesome doggies, they're really cute. We spoke on DA a while back, your animations are really great 8]

Oh and you would have been at Pixar when 2 grads from my school were there, I think they were in for story. One's still there actually.
Congrats :B

CANTrow said...

Love your work! I've been watching your blog for awhile now and I thought I would comment. Do you have your demo reel that you used to get into pixar online somewhere? I would love to see it!

Greatchinu said...

Hi Cat,
I am Debanshu and i am a computer sc. student in Bits Pilani,India.

I have learned a lot through the various Gnomon tut. dvds., animation books and several blogs such as yours.

Do you think a formal art education in a place like ringling is essential to become a successful animator.I would really appreciate you honest advice...regarding an art education.
thanks

Nicholas The Perv said...

I saw Wild Dogs back in 08. Good animation