December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Wish You All Merry Christmas & Happy New Year~!!

Not doing good in 2008? too sad in 2008? or too lazy in 2008?
Don't worry let's do our best in this coming 2009!

Wish you ALL THE BEST!

Step Into 23

Finally I step into 23~!
Thanks for those who celebrate & wish me! ^^

Thanks Justin, Hammy, Horry, Carlyn, Richard, Wayne, Jing, Ivy, XIN..~

Thank you! Thank you!
& Hammy, pls send me the photo you have~! Thanks..


December 12, 2008

"Disney Studios Artist's Tryout Book" from 1938

This is GREAT, animators/ cg artist should read & study this.. at least have a look~
















Original source from: ASIFA Animation Archive Blog

Thanks Uncle Marcus William Tee Jin Liang for sharing this blog with me few weeks ago~!

December 11, 2008

AAU x Fall Animation Festival x Eric Goldberg

It was AAU's Fall Animation Festival last Friday, with featured speaker: Eric Goldberg, an experienced (very) 2D Animator & Director.

He came & shared how he get involved in animation industry, his career & some of his work. It's pretty inspiring. Not only his amazing drawing+animation skills, but also his right attitude & big passion to his work, HE LOVE WHAT HE's DOING!


Fantasia Flamingos
I'm sure you watched this before, part of Fantasia 2000, directed by Eric Goldberg

During the Q&A session, somebody asked him shall a walkcycle divide from the story.. ( I actually not so sure what's his complete question..sorry sorry) Eric Goldberg said, 'There's a different between 2D & 3D animators is that 3D animators tend to do a Familiar(Normal) Walkcycle 1st, and another walkcycle with personality later. (This is what 3D animators' tasks is given usually..)
However, 2D animators never think there is any walkcycle which is Familiar/Normal. Every single walkcycle come with a personality, even a very subtle one.. I strongly agree with this, if you check my older post, I realized this when I'm doing my walkcycle, when I tried to observe how's other ppl walk, & you'll realize every normal human walk with certain personality/emotion, some of them are rushing, or relaxing, or they looks happy, or at least you can see they're actually thinking something.

A normal/familiar walkcycle is not a robotic walk. Again, normal people doesn't act normal, because they're (already) normal. Perhaps only abnormal ppl tend to be as normal as they can be..

But how abt animation? How are we going to do a good walkcycle? Of couse we need to study the every movement of human walk, from the realistic world.. but don't forget that animation is abt exaggeration too, even a lil of exaggerate on your character's walk would spark up your entire animation~! Cheers ^^ (this is what I said, not Eric Goldberg..HAHA)

' Honestly I not sure what's the purpose of writing all of these..
don't think whoever is reading this is interested in neitheranimation nor my own opinion..
Well..at least i posted sth here, since I've been so long nvr updates here..
lately I'm very busy with my assignment..
really sorry abt that~hoho :p '

November 17, 2008

耶稣是谁? 2008 唐崇荣佈道会

 耶稣说:“你们说我是谁?”
"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
西门彼得回答说:“你是基督,是永生神的儿子。”

"Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
                马太福音Matthew 16: 15-16


你听过耶稣吗?
Have you heard of Jesus?
你知道耶稣吗?
Do you understand Jesus?
你认识耶稣吗?
Do you know Jesus?

你对基督教的耶稣又是什么概念?
What is your idea of Jesus Christ & Christianity?

只是普世宗教的一个神明?
Just a common god like the other general religions?
还是犹太人的一个老师?
Or a wise teacher of the ancient Jewish?
或是被钉在十字架的一个可怜人?
A poor man who sacrificed on the cross?
是不是在圣诞节出世的一个婴孩?
Or a baby who born in Christmas?

不管你是不闻不问,
You may not be interested,
还是充满疑问,
Or you are full of questions,

‘耶稣是谁?’ 将在这场佈道会以圣经真理严谨的一一被解答!
'Who is Jesus?' will be answered seriously in this Gospel Rally, based on the truth of Bible.

欢迎你出席,
Welcome you!
更欢迎你带朋友一起出席!
& welcome to bring some friends along too!



时间 Time: 27 - 29 Nov, 8pm
地点 Place: 吉隆坡蕉赖羽球体育馆
Stadium Badminton Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Cheras, Taman Pertama,
56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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November 08, 2008

美食~attacks!! ------Cheesecake------


美食~attacks!!
is my new added category~ To share whatever food I've ever tried! Nice or bad, any food~! If you have any good food recommendation, remember to drop a comment here~ To share among whoever visit my blog, share among food lover, whoever love good foods!! *Cheers~

新增项目,为大家分享我品尝过的美食, 不限好与坏, 纯粹分享&介绍。 欢迎大家有何好推介务必在这留留言, 为了贪吃的我们~!! 谢谢^^



Attack #01: First cheesecake I tried in San Francisco, from a shop downstairs my apartment.

Top Layer:
Chocolate
Mid Layer:
Cheese
Bottom:
Thin Crispy Chocolate Biscuit

一口Cheesecake, 入口即化

两口Cheesecake,心旷神怡

三口Cheesecake,回味无穷

好吃!

October 29, 2008

Milk's Tale: For Those Who Haven't Watched Yet.



This film was just screened in Hiroshima' 08, an International Animation Festival. I don't know why & how they want to showed this... I would never know if they didn't send me a cert..

Anyway, for those who never watch this, it is my final project that I completed together with my group members: Hoi Mun, Carlyn, Melissa, & Batman a.k.a. Kang Hang in year 2006.

*Margarita, hope you love this~ ^^

October 17, 2008

无厘头x钻牛角尖x鸡蛋里挑骨头x无聊 之问题一:我与贝多芬篇


为什么

why

我是我
me is me

贝多芬是贝多芬

beethoven is beethoven

贝多芬不是我
me is not beethoven

我不是贝多芬
beethoven is not me

为什么
why

October 07, 2008

The Power of BAK KUT TEH


You gave me power.
You gave me strength.
You gave me encouragement.
You gave me warm.
I love you, BAK KUT TEH.


The Journey to BAK KUT TEH.. (from my house)


Hear BAK KUT TEH, See BAK KUT TEH, Speak BAK KUT TEH.
Almost there...


China Town Gate

Arrived!

The Menu


I finally ate bak kut teh in Golden Mountain!! Have been dreaming about you since I came here. Taste not bad, price is ok. I get what I want tonight, I'm satisfied~



September 22, 2008

自然律

点与点行成线, 线与线行成面, 面与面行成体; 体与体就成了空间, 空间移动时就有了时间; 这就是所谓的时空, 将时空扩大就成了宇宙...

这是否就和 《易经》 中的: 易有太极, 是生两仪; 两仪生四象, 四象生八卦.. 是相辅相成的?

我们每天所对着的 Maya 也是建造于这概念吧~

那么..又是从何而来呢?

September 14, 2008

Sneaker Eater

Sneaker Eater

This is a new project I'm going to start, named 'Sneaker Eater'. It took me abt 6 hours to paint this. Based on a Nike Dunk SB reference. More updates on this project will be posted in the future! Behold~^^

September 12, 2008

07 Reel: Walkcycle Part 01 [Normal...?]

Walkcycle is 1 of the difficult thing to make it good, especially a 'normal' walkcycle. This is what I did during my term break: 'Normal' walkcycle.

What is 'normal'? Does a character act nothing at all is called 'normal'? without any expression/emotion called 'normal'? Or without any exaggeration on the animation/movement is called 'normal'? It's not easy to give a clear definition. Somehow I always feel a character who act nothing at all, no expression/emotion is kind of fake, as he pretend to be 'normal' but he's actually not. A normal character doesn't act 'normal'.

This is how I did, I try to reduce the exaggeration to the max; I just don like to animate a character without any exaggeration, it's not an animation to me.

And try to add an emotion to this character, with a subtle facial expression and body gesture. Just imagine when a person walking on the street, he must have some kind of emotion with him: He is happy today, or sad, mad, or bored...

Of cause, some study and analyze on how to do a walkcycle have been done as well. Like few good reading, look at how's human walk...~

Btw, this is a Norman character, which provided by my character animation class instructor.
I actually still working on these, not the final aniamtion yet. Perhaps I can reduce the followthrough that I did for its hands and foot. Comments and critiques is welcome~!! =D

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Normal Walkcycle 01 (a little bit of joy~)

video
Normal Walkcycle 02 (frustrating...)

video
Normal Walkcycle (this suppose to be happy walkcycle! haah^^)

September 06, 2008

Principles of Animation

Let's revise a bit of the Principles of Animation:

1. Squash & Stretch
2. Anticipation
3. Staging
4. Followthrough & Overlapping Action
5. Slow-in Slow out/ Fast-in Fast out
6. Exaggeration
7. Secondary Action
8. Weight
9. Timing
10. Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose
11. Solid Drawings
12. Appeal

How many do you still remember?

06 Reel: Raty Live

Another project that I involved in Passion Republic, the 2nd Raty project. We tried to do some animation test for our Raty character for the purpose of this project. I remember Simon is the one who propose the idea: we comp our cg character with real live footage. And this is how it began...~

I'm the one who had been assigned to handle this project. I tried to brainstorm of few different simple story at first..& I've been through some discussion with Boss, Asn, how we design the story, the action/ acting of our character Raty. Also, the schedule/timeline for this project...

I shoot the background photo, capture some good angle, and figure out how's the camera work.. Continue work on the storyboard, animatic, and of cause, we act it out~

I animate most of the shots, shot 01 was animated by me and Asn did some modification on it later on, & shot 04 was animated by Asn.

The rest was done by me, from animation, to lighting & rendering (Final Gather), compositing, editing etc.

Like their website said, this is FOR FUN PURPOSE ONLY! Yea, I really enjoy doing this so much, because it's FUN~! especially when I'm 'interacting' with Raty...phew~

video
Raty Live, copyright reserved to Passion Republic

storyboard

video
animatic, copyright reserved to Passion Republic

September 05, 2008

First day of class..

Today is my first day of class!! Yea, Character Animation 2, my instructor name is Mohhamed Allababidi. 1 of the 1st few things he mentioned is,

"Keep the Passion.. You've to love what you're doing!"

Hahah ya he's right, this is the real main spirit to become a good animator! It's actually apply to everything that we're doing! Every position every job.. no matter what you do. Somehow the fact is we're always struggeling for the sake of money.. it's sad, but nothing stop us!

It always remind me those days in TOA, yes miss those days~ I'm glad that I always get the chance to meet nice & great people everywhere. Thanks God~!!

August 31, 2008

Boss, satu Nasi Lemak, Satay, Roasted Chicken, Ikan Goreng Sambal, Cendol, dan BoboChacha!

Hahaha Today I have dinner in Malaysian Restaurant.. Yeah Malaysia food~~ finally.. we happened to go there just coincidentally, the restaurant appeared in front of us suddenly..
We have 2 Malaysian, 1 American, and 1China Chinese. Neither of them tried any Malaysian food before..

We decided to order Satay, Nasi Lemak, Fried Ikan Sambal, Japanese Roasted Chicken, Cendol and Bobo Chacha for desserts.

Satay: NOT nice at all, some how it tasted weird, doesn't taste like how's satay should taste like, a little bit sour...

Nasi Lemak: the rice taste really not bad, but the sambal.. err.. haihz, I miss the original Sambal so much..

Fried Ikan Sambal: it looks how it suppose to look like, taste ok, just not spicy enough, not tasty enough, that's all..

Japanaes Fried Chicken: haha yeah, it's from the menu, why we didn't order curry chicken? because our friend from China want to order this rather than curry chicken, we saw this dish from the other table first, and it looks nice, yeah, and it does taste good too.. chicken skin was so crispy (like roasted chicken in chicken rice)~~ Just wonder why this dish appear in the menu? as long as it taste good lar!

Cendol: this is really nice, original taste from Malaysia! not sure abt Bobo Cha Cha.. my friend said it doesn't that nice~

Too much critiquesize for the dinner tonight, hahah.. mm.. Overall: okok~, 2nd time? Yea, for the sake of the cendol~ but for sure wont visit there again so soon!
Anyway, it's worth to try it, you'll never know how is malaysia food taste like in foreign country, nothing just come eventually..

& the price.. costed us about $60, and thanks a lot to my friend from China, Summer because she's the one who pay for the meal~ Thank you Thank you! hope our non-malaysian friends don't have a bad impression on Malaysian food.. and got a chance to try the original taste of it~
why we didn't order Roti Canai? because 1 Roti Canai costed $4.95, I not gonna to eat it!
too bad I didn't bring my camera along so I can't take any of the photo.. errhhh

August 29, 2008

The Passion Republic: The Introduction & Ratty on Mission

Passion Republic/ Passion Fruit Animation House, a passionate & talented CG production house that you must know~ which also the first production company that I joined. A place which full of great, funny & potential artist, with their unique/ strong characteristic, of cause they're passionate with what they doing, and know what they doing very well.

The Founder, Aik Sern is the one who want to create good, positive, healthy culture/ environment in local cg industry as well as having great contributions to the industry!

They've just launched their website and having updates, check out their work and you may get inspired~


Below is 1 of their animation shorts, Raty on Mission, as you can see they made their full effort on character design, modeling, storyboard, animation, lighting, rendering, compositing, visual effects, the entire production~

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copyright reserved to Passion Republic

The 1st shot was animated by me, yea I involved in this project, & I enjoy doing it very much! esp we have a acting session, for animation references and timing.. & for fun! haahahah =)

August 25, 2008

Figure Studio: My Life Drawing Class Part 02

The 1st class assignment, that required us to choose and copy 1 of the Great painters' painting during 15th-18th century, & this is what I've chosen, The Raising of the Cross, by a Baroque painter in 17th century, Peter Paul Rubens.
Reference, Original painting by Peter Paul Rubens, The Raising of the Cross.
My drawing, which actually I just need to focus on only 1 figure- Jesus Christ rather than drawing all of the other characters.. phew~ or else I'm gonna to be crazy..
Anyway, the body of Jesus Christ was painted clean & fine in the painting, which actually not according to the fact that the body of Jesus Christ was bleed, full of scars and injured seriously, as you can see from the movie The Passion of Christ.


The 2nd assignment, copy and draw from a photograph of portrait. I found this reference from library, a photography book which full of celebrities' portraits. Luke Perry, an American actor.
Reference, photograph of Luke Perry
The Final Drawing


The 3rd, also the last assignment of Figure Studio Class, required us to copy n draw the drawings of Pierre Paul Prud'hon, a French Romantic painter with his great figure drawings. References was provided by our instructor, Zack.
Reference, Original drawing by Pierre Paul Prud'hon
In this assignment we need to show 2 drawings, 1 of it is the outline and construction line of the final drawing (left above). Right above is my self-practice on tone paper.
My Final Drawing

*Neither tracing nor projection were used in these 3 assignments, drew by charcoal heeh~

August 23, 2008

Figure Studio: My Life Drawing Class Part 01

Drawings from my first class, Figure Studio, which basically teach how to draw human, from proportion, structure, form of muscles, light and shadow (shading) of human. Study from live male/female model. I selected few drawings from my entire classes which I think it's looks fine to show you all heeh.. For your information, my instructor is Zack Zdrale.
Why animator need know to draw? From learn how to draw,you learn how to see, as you have to observe and analyze and express it well in order to become a good animator
=) quote from Tom Bertino


fast sketch in class 10 seconds to 10 minutes


with some shading in class...

complete portrait drawings in class

more finishing drawings in class..

tone paper drawings in class

complete class drawings 01
complete class drawings 02
complete class drawings 03

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