Thursday, June 11, 2009

Depression Extreme

So it seems that I somehow overwrote a folder with various animations I did with an older version of that folder from another computer in the mac labs at school. I hadn't opened up that specific folder for a while to notice it, however. Now the drives at the mac labs are going to be wiped, and I lack several files of relatively high importance....


Now I'm not sure what to do. I wanted to get all of this done by the end of this month, but this is a severe setback. I sent a scale-back proposal to fall back on so that things can still be finished according to schedule. Well, my personally intended schedule, at least.

I should end this post and set up a plan for how to finish everything according to schedule and avoid having to scale back on any features(specifically, a higher resolution version of the animations).

Off to planning I go! Then to sculpting :D

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Productivity Abound!

Well, it's beena long time since I've breathed life unto any new posts on any of my blogs.... this isn't because I stopped doing anything. On the contrary, i've been relatively busy and like applying my time more to working on things than showing them off to the world. While I realize it's contrary to the general purpose of this blog, I have been quite productive :)

I didn't get the internship I was hoping for at Incinerator, and the few other ones I found and applied for didn't respond.... so let us(me) release a collective(but really singular) sigh in light of this unfortunate news.... *sigh*

Anyhoo, I'm still working on things. Haven't been able to animate, since I can't get Maya installed properly on my new computer.... but it does run very fast when I open up the internet :)

I have a small list of the aforementioned "various things" I've been working on:

Firstly, I joined a sculpting class. It's fun, I as least feel like I'm learning something, though the proof will be in the pudding(which will hopefully look more like a finely crafted female figure).

I am going to do two small 2d animations.

I am going to finalize my god damned animation desk that I started building last fall. Well, I built it relatively quickly, but it was a painfully long while before I could move it into my room and USE it. Now I want to make some changes.

I've been quite productive in a sketch group I started with some artist friends. We practice quick sketches for a few hours, then spend the rest of the day designing various characters according to a specific theme(I'll post more on this a little later....which will hopefully not be a month from now). I just got back from an 11 hour long session about an hour ago :)

The follow ups to these designs will be digital paintings of the designs. So hopefully I can get some amount of good experience in digital painting from that.

Will be working on a small iTouch game. Not going to say anything about it, because I haven't even cemented the story/visual style(which is the most important aspect that I'm working on).

Also, I'm going to start painting traditionally!! :D I'll either do my first attempt on sunday or monday.