Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A friend of mine, Mike Munoz, from the Art Center Design College in Tucson, AZ has been working on a rigging machine for a couple of months now. It's shaping up to be a really strong tool.

It works very similar to other auto-rigging tools, where you are given the controls and loators, you place them where you want and hit the rig button. It has all the features i enjoy in a rig. Where this machine really shines is in the face setup. Yes, that's has an auto face setup. Any kind of character you can think of, it should be able to rig. And not only that, it has a fair amount of range. Whether your character is cartoony or realistic, it is able to achieve an apporpriate level os "pose pushing".

Keep an eye on his blog for updates!

Monday, December 8, 2008

First Week at Insomniac

Im working on my first series of shots for Insomniac's newest game! I can't tell you what it is but I can say it's gonna be great! The rigs are a joy to work with and the animation and art in general is wonderful to look at. The kind of animation that makes you want to just find the nearest computer and start animating!

Everything about my first week here at Insomniac has been great. The people here are incredible artists and are all extremely nice as well. It's very cool and intimidating (in a good way) to be at a studio where everyone...and i mean everyone is phenomenal at what they do. Every monitor i walk by has beautiful art on it. It's a race just to keep up for me but im lovin every second of it and im happy to be able to learn from these talented people!