Monday, June 28, 2010

Ness rough walk cycle

Rough animation for Ness's walk cycle, as seen in the title image of this blog. I'm still getting used to the presets on my copy of Premiere CS4, so the encoding is pretty janky, but I'll figure it out eventually.

I'll update this blog periodically with any new animations I put up, but if you want to check out the Youtube channel anyway, head over to ProjectPKFlash and subscribe. Or whatever it is you're supposed to do there.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The year is 20XX...

Welcome to the world of PK Flash! An Animated Earthbound Tribute. A couple months ago, I decided to try out my new-found Flash skills by making a music video for Catherine Warwick's rendition of Pollyanna. I have decided to create a production blog, documenting my progress. The entire 3:43 minutes of the song have been fully storyboarded and timed out, so all that needs to be done is the background colouring and actual animation (a walk in the park, right?).

The following images are screenshots from the opening scene, depicting the meteor crash. As you can see in the third image and the title of this blog, I'm roughing out the animation over the clean BGs and will colour them in later. I plan to post some rough-to-clean boards to show my process. If I can swing it, I'll put up some Youtube links showing the actual rough animation before I cover it all with paint. PK Flash spans the entire game story, with some necessary edits for length; as of this writing, I'm halfway through Ness and Paula's misadventures in Threed. Expect some zombie-related updates at some point.

In short, I hope you all enjoy watching me struggle to use basic tweening techniques.

Here comes the Buzz, doo-doo-doo-doo...

There's maybe like three types of stars in this scene, copied over and over.

The animation for this is actually kind of cool, but unfortunately this is a still image.

Any comments and stuff are welcome. This is a side project for now, but who knows what will happen. Hope you all enjoy! (Also, I just set up a Youtube account, so check that out as well.)