Thursday, October 8, 2009

Revised Animation

Been working on the animation test and touched up on a looot of stuff like timing, weight, balance, etc etc. It's definitely getter better I think, but I still gotta work on it more!! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Updated Animation!

So after a crit on Tues I got this so far:

I changed around a lot and it's muuuch better than the previous version, but it also created new things to fix! It's always like that of course :P. There's a lot of fast movement that I don't want in there so I'm gunna touch up on that, along with a list of other things to fix.

Oh yea did I mention that my teacher is Rex Grignon?? Head of Character Animator at DreamWorks/PDI! Suuuch a great teacher!! Yaay!! :D

I think after the weekend I should have another updated one to post!

Stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


As promised here's an animation test I've been working on this semester. It's a 6-second limit test of a person in an idle state to noticing and realizing something. In other words he's in one state of mind at first, and then it changes because he hears something.

There's tons to fix but that's what I have so far. I'll post an update once I make all the changes.

Stay tuned for more! :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another greeble

This time it's a "hero" greeble. But yea we're going to now combine everything and make the Death Star trench!! Yay!!

The next post will be animation, promise!! :P

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Maya Stuff!

For the lack of updates I'll post some of the Maya stuff I've just recently finished. These 2 are greebles from a Star Wars module, or in other words some parts of the surface of the Death Star. Working on a "hero" greeble now and I'll post that up soon. Otherwise I've been working on an animation but I don't have something put together to post up here, but I will very soon!! So stay tuned!! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Here's a falling Jenga tower!

More to come! :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

First Maya Model!!! :)

I'm finally taking Art 51! (Intro to 3D modeling)

Here's my first model!! Yaay!!

More to come!! :D

Monday, July 13, 2009

Quick post

So I'm not quite back in the bay area yet but will be this Thurs! CSU Summer Arts was a fantastic experience!! I wish I can post some of the things I did there but they're mostly cleaning up Motion Capture data and editing, so I'm not really sure what I can post... I'll figure it out!

In the mean time...I've been lacking some posts here so I did a quick sketch:

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!! :D

Monday, June 22, 2009


Hey guys!

Alas I was unable to do a small illustration this time... just way too busy! So instead here are some pictures of my new kitten Nina. She's about 2 months old now and I had her since June 1st :).

Friday, June 19, 2009

Update! (Sort of...)

Hey all!

Sorry I haven't been updating my blog lately! It's weird cuz I usually post something pretty regularly.

My summer's been surprisingly busy! My parents finally cut the financial cord so I've been working a lot- a part-time job on the weekends and freelance. I've been so busy that I had to bring my freelance work to my trip to L.A. (I'll be driving back down tonight)!
Production for Dave's new summer film should start on Monday so it will be even more super busy after that!
Next Saturday I leave for Fresno for the CSU Summer Arts: it's a 2 week "boot-camp" style summer camp where I will work with around 30 other student animators and guest artists (like Trevor Tuttle and Charles A. (Chuck) Harvey). I'll be learning motion-capture style and working with Autodesk MotionBuilder. I'm soo excited!! :)

So I apologize for the lack of updates! But I do plan to do what I started last Winter, a small illustration per day! So please stay tuned for some of those! Hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Last Day of class!

Today was the last day for my Maya Animation class. Primo Navidad was an awesome teacher, and for my first semester in 3-D animation I learned so much and still have so much more to learn! Well here's the demo reel I had to turn in for class:

Huzzah!! Stay tuned for more stuff! I'll be animating over the summer :). Man this semester is almost over...crazy!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Animation Update

Hello hello! Been working on the dialogue test.... here's an update! :)

This semester's wrapping up!! It's crazy it totally zoomed by!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

About time for an update!

Hello hello! It's been a while since I've posted. This semester is zooming by!! Well here's an update on the dialogue test:

Well that's what I have so far! I'm also working on a mechanical test where a character climbs a table and jumps off of it. I'll probably switch out the table with something more exciting. The plan is that he'll eventually be a character where he's running from something. I'll post it after I touch up on a few things!

That's about it for now! Stay tuned for more! :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Finally An Update! (Dialogue Test)

Here's a test I've been working on. It's our last test for the semester so I'll be working on this for the next mmm how many weeks do we have left... around 5? So yuuup! Here's my first shot at a dialogue test!

Stay tuned for revisions and hopefully some other stuff! :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Birthday Gift

Here's as far as I got with this test. Too bad huh haha. But I'll keep working on it over the summer, but for now I gotta move onto a dialogue test.

(I didn't get to work on the timing i.e. Graph Editor at all. It's just keys set to plateau.)

Zooming through the semester!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Finished Pieces

I'll keep updating this post as I finish things up!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Another WIP

2nd Interior line drawing. Time to tone it up! 2 colors and 1 schematic left to go! :)


Wow has it really been that long since I posted? Man what a hectic 2 weeks it's been. But here's some of the stuff I'm working on right now:

Man but there's so much more due this Thurs. I have 1 more B&W interior to do, including 1 colored exterior and 1 colored interior and 1 schematic. Holy macaroons?! Wish me luck hahaha! Stay tuned for more! I'll try to post my progress once I get more pieces laid-in/finished.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sign Rendering

Here's that sign rendering:

Oh and another quick anime character:

Line: 55 min
Color: 1.5 hour

Mmm.. time for animation! Stay tuned for more stuff! :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

150 Thumbnails

150 thumbnails for Gary's Tree house is due tomorrow morning!

And I'm STILL not done with hw. I have to clean up 30 of these badboys and finish rendering my sign! Haha @_@!!Stay tuned!!! :D

What? Anime?

Yup, that's right! Anime, or something similar at least. Something different for a change hahaha.

For the sake knowing how long it takes me to do something like this:
Line Drawing: 1.5 hours
Color: 1.5 hours

Not advertising tho!! I'm just starting to count how long it takes me to do something so I can slowly become faster.

Mmm pirates! Stay tuned for more! :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Signs and Color Comps

Hello all! So this Tues 10 sign sketches are due and we are to take one, do some color comps, and render one of them out. I finished the sketches and color comps:

I think I'm going to go ahead and render the top right one, although I'm itching to do the Halloween theme, cuz it looks so much fun! Much more is due on Tues tho! Like 150 thumbnails and ideations for our tree house! Yikes! Haha, stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Final Kitchens

Here are the kitchens that I turned in on Tues:

We're moving onto Gary Soto's Treehouse now! Yaaay! :D Stay tuned for more stuff!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Revised Sackanimation

I revised the sack animation! Here it is:

So more timidness and more contrast. There's still things other things I need to revise. Stay tuned for more stuff! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

WIP - Character Animation

Hello! Here's my first 3-D character animation I'm working on :). Right now I just keyed it out and put it on plateau. So I'm going to start dialing in and working better timing based on what I have so far (and fix the poses as I go). So here it is:

Any comments or feedback are welcome! Stay tuned for maybe a revised Sackanimation based on some feedback I got on ACME!

Gary Soto's Kitchen - Revised

I addressed all the problems that were pointed out on Tues. Here are the revised pieces:

Due in an 1.5 hours! Oh my! Stay tuned for more stuff! :D

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gary Soto's Kitchen - First Pass

Hello! This morning Gary Soto's kitchen 1st pass was due! Rough schematics and 2 views of the kitchen. This is supposed to be a roughly 1940's house in a late 1950's time.

There's a lot of things I gotta revise and change. Like scale and distance and such. Stay tuned for revisions! And possibly some 3-D animation with a human rig! (Doing poses right now) :D

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sackanimation Final Tweaks!

So we're moving onto a human rig now! Yaaay! I had so much fun with this sack rig though! Here's the final animation (for now, I definitely want to keep coming back to it to tweak it more and polish it up) of the sack pantomime - now with more personality, better timing, and more texture!

Stay tuned for more stuff! :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sackanimation Update!

Update on the sack! Now with more personality and better timing. There's still a lot of stuff I need to work on, like what's up with that jump arc? Haha.

Stay tuned for another update soon! :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Gary and His Mom

Two character explorations are due in the morning! In addition to many other things lol.

I had a lot of fun with these! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

WIP - Sackanimation Update!

I've been working on the sackanimation - I been tweaking with the timing and added a bit more emotion in there, and fixed that weird turn he does while he walks backwards. He's now a bit more skeptical and surprised, and he takes a deep breath before running. I still need to work on it more and I'll keep working on it as much as I can! Fun stuff!! ^^

Stay tuned for more stuff! :)

Bump in the Road

So for Vis Dev we got tooons of drawings to do, but for some reason this weekend is a preeetty bad drawing day for me! So I drew this:

That's me in my pink monkey pajamas desperately trying to draw a decent drawing. Lol. Man. O well I gotta keep drawing nonetheless (Since they're due on Tues)! Stay tuned for more stuff! :D

Saturday, February 14, 2009

WIP - Sackanimation!

Yay a sack pantomime doing an action with some personality! Ok well it's a work in progress, so the personality part is not quite there yet hahaha. But ne ways I just blocked it out on step-mode and just put it on plateau. I gotta mess with the timing more and add some poses that really sell his emotions, and fix some funky stuff that's happening right now. But here's what I have so far:

Now that I'm not hitting my head (over and over) on a vertical slope animating on Maya is becoming really fun! Any comments or suggestions at this stage would be ggrrreeat! Stay tuned for more stuff! :D

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sack Walk!

So I'm pretty much moving on from the Sack Walk. There's a lot more I would like to do with this (like better timing, the feet, and tassels) but we have a new assignment so I gotta work on that. I'm also finally sort of getting the hang of the controls, so yay! Anyways here it is:

Lots of homework this weekend! As always haha. Stay tuned for moooore! :D

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Man in the Woods Stuff

Hey all. So the other day the 2 illustrations were due and this is what I came up with:

For the most part I'm pretty happy with it, at least for what I can produce. I put a lot of hours into both of them haha. However there's tooons of things I need to work on!!! But that's what the class is for, right? :)

Sack pantomime walk turned out O.K., but recently from the help of my fellow peers I realized that I was doing it wrong. Thus explaining the twitches haha. But for now I've moved onto a Sack pantomime action. He's going to jump over a cliff, with a little acting in there hopefully. I hope it turns out okay! Stay tuned for more stuff! :D

Thursday, February 5, 2009

8 Larger Thumbnails

Hello! Out of the 25 thumbnails of each word we chose 3 of the best ones. Then from the 3 we chose one. So there's 8 total now. Here are the enlarged thumbnails:

Now I have to do refine 2 of them, one exterior and one interior. I unfortunately don't have an interior.... so back to thumbnails for me! @_@ It's going to be a busy weekend... I'm working on a Sack Pantomime Walk Cycle right now, I'll try to post that up soon! Stay tuned for more stuff! :)