I created a Desktop in MAYA
Staircase I made in MAYA
Ideas for the 3D project.
I created some ideas for a logo associating my name in Adobe Illustrator
My animation is based on the character “Cleveland Jr” from the Cleveland Show.
Originally the idea for my animation was to have the character going across the screen chasing after a doughnut, however I later changed it to the character jumping on a trampoline instead. I did this as I realised the action of jumping across the screen didn’t seem natural, whereas jumping on a trampoline makes more sense.
Overall I personally think my graphics came out very well and met all the original ideas I had proposed in my proposal. I have improved on my adobe photoshop skills and also gained a huge amount of adobe flash skills, which therefore enabled me to create the character in my animation “Cleveland Jr” and also some of the iconography such as the trampoline and the over-sized doughnut. I believe that the finished animations/graphics have a very clean and sharp effect to them and my animation/ motion graphics skills have improved and are now much more smooth and realistic.
If I were to redo this project I would be much more efficient with planning my use of time. I believe if I had done so I would be able to add more movement to the character such as arm and leg movement and also add sound to the animation making it overall much more interesting and realistic. However I was unable to do so as I spent a portion of the time given to get comfortable with the adobe software so that I could eventually result in a decent animation.
I also need to improve on my animation skills further so that each movement when connected becomes very smooth and realistic to meet a professional standard.
" The graphics are so neat and well placed, also the animation overall is very well thought out. Only improvements necessary would be to add more movement to the character making the animation run a little more smoothly. But overall I love the animation. "
Proposal & Research Evaluation
I believe the structure of both my proposal and timetable were at a professional standard. Having a huge amount of detail and accurate information within the proposal was a must for me, as that is key to keeping the customer happy and confident in what you are producing for them. Therefore I included as much important detail possible.
Completing the research helped me enable to understand everything I needed to know to create everything from the idea, to the proposal and final product/ animation at a professional standard.
I changed the idea, instead of the character jumping across the screen I made him jump on a trampoline.
Also I exaggerated the size of the doughnut, so that it becomes a little more interesting and eye catching
I drew out a trampoline in Adobe flash