Category: Animation_2018

Autodesk Maya: Waking Nightmare

A Short Thriller Animation A child wakes to find himself in a dark confined space. As he makes his way forward, it becomes evident that he is on a train. A shadow lurks watching and waiting for an opportune moment. This animation was a collaboration project with myself and MaryJo Snyder.

Collective Impromptu

A peak into the collective unconscious Using one ambiguous picture from the psychological assessment test, The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), college students were approached and asked to tell a story from the beginning, middle, and end describing what they saw in the photograph. This artwork was gathered almost like a psychological assessment. It lacked controlled settings, set independent and dependent…

Cinematic Immersion

A Psychoanalytic Examination This short animation accompanied by a complimenting soundtrack, gives a psychoanalytic provoking look into the accounts of cinema’s effect on voyeuristic activity. The increase in technology and theater architecture gives way to the extreme immersion of individuals in a physical and kinesthetic experience. The use of the game engine Unity as a medium, allows the factor of…

Motion Capture: Dancing Shapes

The shaky movement you perceive the beginning of the video, is captured using motion capture software. This piece functions like a moving sculpture. I attached squares and a helix, adding additional animations and then a particle system to this piece. This was created using Autodesk Maya and the video edits were done in Adobe Premiere.

Cycling Butterfly

Autodesk Maya Cleanup Creating this animation had many small steps involved, one of the biggest was prepping the butterfly. I found a free butterfly model on turbo squid modeling website. The amount of polygon faces was very high. I ended up cleaning and then restructuring some parts of the butterfly to allow for more concise weigh painting and rigging. I…

Cycling Dreams, Learning Autodesk Maya

Learning Autodesk Maya has been both exhilarating and challenging as an Artist. Before a year ago extruding or moving a vertices was foreign to me. Today I enjoy making small narrative stories with the skills I have learned so far. I took a a cylinder primitive and then animated it to perform an interesting rhythmic movement. Next, I placed it…