Turkey Trot

Santa Dog doin’ the Turkey Leg Trot.  Went for a prancing, higher-stepping motion on the front legs because not just any average, everyday trot would do!

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Turkey in Trouble

Rough timing on camera cuts; final motion on Turkey

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Santa Dog Chases Turkey

Polished Turkey and Dog run cycles.  Made extensive use of bhGhost to track motion arcs of dog and hat.  Flopping ears proved to be a real challenge.  12fps export to quicktime results in a slight jerkiness and less machine-like perfection, which I prefer.

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Rough Timing on Chef and Turkey

Used Maya HumanIK for Turkey.  Rig limitations definitely made posing a challenge, but the awkwardness seems to be in character for a spastic headless bird!

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Dashing through the snow

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Body Mechanics Reel 2013

Reel Breakdown

Shot 1: Quadruped Pace Back n Forth
Tools/Techniques Used: Maya 2013
RoboDog has to keep it all together while going through his paces.

Shot 2: Sneak
Tools/Techniques Used: Maya 2013
Josie boldly sneaks where so many others have sneaked before…

Shot 3: Lift and Run
Tools/Techniques Used: Maya 2013
Cooked turkeys tell no tales.

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Animation Reel 2012

Reel Breakdown

Shot 1: Stars n’ Stripes Gal
Tools/Techniques Used: Maya 4.5, Photoshop
I modeled, mapped, rigged and animated the character.

Shot 2: Cadillac Mood
Tools/Techniques Used: Maya 4.5, Photoshop
I modeled, mapped, rigged and animated the character. Dialogue from 1991 film “Twenty-One.”

Shot 3: Penny Priddy
Tools/Techniques Used: Maya 4.5, Photoshop
I modeled, mapped, rigged and animated the character. Dialogue from “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.”

Shot 4: Bouncing Balls Test
Tools/Techniques Used: Maya 4.5, Photoshop
I modeled, mapped, rigged and animated this test.

Shot 5: Crow Flight Cycle
Tools/Techniques Used: Toon Boom Studio, Photoshop
I designed and hand animated the crow, then used Toon Boom for ink/paint and compositing.

Shot 6: Crow Walk Cycle
Tools/Techniques Used: Toon Boom Studio, Photoshop
I designed and hand animated the crow, and used Toon Boom for ink/paint, camera moves and compositing.

Shot 7: ChaChaCha Animatic
Tools/Techniques Used: Toon Boom Studio, Photoshop
I created the storyboards and limited animation then cut them together in Toon Boom. Audio track: Ruben Gonzales, La Enganadora

Shot 8: Wilbur the Dog
Tools/Techniques Used: Graphite stick
I designed this mascot character for an independent congressional candidate.

Shot 9: Sketchbook Drawings
Tools/Techniques Used: Various media

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