Friday, March 30, 2012

Running Like an Idiot

Bought a new animation rig for keeping McDonough upright. Some of the more sharp angled positions (like in the screen cap above) would force me to tighten his feet down to hold him up and the tightness and weight would pry the threaded rod from it's lock-tight base. No fun. He's a fairly heavy puppet. Here's a test with the rig removed.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Swishy Kilt Animation

Took about 5 hours to do this one. Working on my speed, which can start to level off now that I've stopped adding stuff to him. Still need to get the beard magnets to go in all the way, but that's not hard to do. Next I'll probably do some acrobatics to see how well his kilt does.

Friday, March 9, 2012

New Animation! MSHA Team Member Campaign

We just finished this two-minute promo for the MSHA Foundation. It's for their annual Team Member Campaign and they wanted something with a little more character this year. Mad props to Cory Parsons on coloring.

Friday, March 2, 2012

McDonough 2.0 COMPLETE!!

It's been a long road but he's finally fully clothed and painted! Expect to see some more test animations before the big plunge into the continuing adventures of McDonough! Thanks to Christine James for making the clothing for me and thank you all for your support. Check out some more glamour shots over on McDonough's facebook page.