Monday, December 08, 2008

Beast Facial Setup

Finally finished this. Still some refinements to be done, but I'm moving on for now. Will revisit it again when I have time towards the end.

- Joint/Cluster-based
- Pseudo skin sliding
- 3 levels of animator controls

Moving on to body skinning/muscle setup.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Beast Rig WIP 2

Second WIP.

- Auto IK/FK matching/switching
- No-pop space switching for Hand IK controls
- Reset Rig function
- Select/Deselect All Controls
- Mirror Selected Controls/All Left to Right/All Right to Left
- Flip Selected/All Controls

Moving on to facial next.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Exclusive First Episode Clip of Clone Wars

IGN showing an exclusive first episode clip of the Clone Wars TV series. Our episode! :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cartoon Network trailer on Clone Wars

Starts airing in US on October 3rd. Eager to see how's the reaction to the TV series, which is what the studio at Singapore worked on. :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Beast Rig WIP 1

Yup revisiting the Beast model again. This is part of the Muscle Rig project that I've been wanting to work on for quite some time now.

Body rig's completed. With Picker Interface as well.
- IK/FK Stretchy Limbs
- Ribbon Spine (Twist from both ends)
- Ribbon Neck (Auto-twisting with head rotation)

Here's the WIP:

Next up:
- Script for no-jump IK/FK switching
- Script for no-jump IK Hand space switching
- Mirror/Flip Pose

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Activity Update

Been really busy recently at work with the upcoming new season and various rigging development and issues to attend to.

Helping a friend with his short film at home too, rigging his 5 main characters. Once they are done, I will be posting snippets of it here, subjected to his approval of course, which I'm sure he will have no problems with that. In the midst of rigging the characters, I have been organising my scripts and tools at home, and re-writing my auto-rig tool. By the end of it, I believe I will have a solid set of tools for my rigging needs.

And after that, it will be back to my to do list again:
- muscle rigging
- mechanical facial rigging

Long Overdue Facial Rigging WIP

Just realise I have not posted this to my blog yet. It's a long overdue video of the CGTalk Unofficial Facial Rigging Challenge. It's sort of an idea that I've been wanting to explore further: Mechanical Facial Rigging.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Clone Wars theatrical trailer's out

It's been a while since I updated this space. I have been really packed with lots of stuff all these while, from taking up new hobbies, to getting more and more responsibilities in my job.

On a side note, here's what I have been working on for the past 1.5 years:

The theatrical release trailer of The Clone Wars is out! Movie's showing in US on 15th Aug 2008. Even though the parts we did are not actually in this theatrical release, it is still exciting to know that all the hard work we have put in is going to be publicly shown soon. :)

Watch it here.

If you are interested in the HD quality trailer, get it here.

Stay tuned for the actual screening of all the episodes on Cartoon Network starting this Oct!