Friday, September 12, 2008

New Old Thumbnails and Radical Clip

I finally got around to posting some more images to my Animation Thumbnails gallery. Nothing from WALL-E yet, I'm sorry to say; I think I'll have to wait until after the DVD comes out to get clearance for that. The new images are drawings I did back on Cars, and looking back I was kind of surprised that I did so many. I remember a lot of the animation on that film was about timing and texture (like with the Muppets), and less about posing. Then again, those characters were basically abstract faces on wheels, so we had to design the face poses very clearly. Kind of a fun challenge, and something that I'm dealing with again on my current project (which I look forward to posting more about next month).


And on a completely unrelated note, here's an amazing video (follow the link to the higher res "HD" video):

Adam Kimmel presents: Claremont HD from adam kimmel on Vimeo.

It's totally awesome in its own right, but I'm sure there are lessons for the animator in there as well. Watch how the skaters can steer the boards with subtle shifts in their center of gravity, and how the different poses help them accelerate and decelerate. Or just sit back and geek out on how crazy these guys are!

10 Comments:

At 8:54 AM, Blogger Yavuz said...

Whoa man these guys are really crazy but it looks like it brings a much of fun, anyway i would never do that same way.
Thank you for the link.

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Nick Vona said...

scares me just watching it... great post...

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger Graham Ross said...

holy crap! They passed a car!

 
At 2:22 AM, Blogger Julian Howard said...

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At 2:26 AM, Blogger Julian Howard said...

Really nice pose for sure love the distortion great inspiration.. oh well back to my spread sheet :)

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger Noah Albrecht said...

Okay, first off, sick thumbnails as usual, and that vimeo clip was so good that I linked to it on my site! Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! ~N

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger Hans said...

That's insane!!!! My knees are shakin' just looking at it!

Haha, the first 4 letters in the word verification is "OMFG" and that's exactly what I was thinking when I watched this video:)

Have a great weekend,

- Hans

 
At 1:52 AM, Blogger Ronald Theelen said...

I would love to do that! Bring it on! :D

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger StormRider said...

Yes man!! They┬┤re pretty crazy xD!!

Cheers!

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger Calesther said...

same speed of objact is shaply.

 

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