This post will cover the work that was done the last two weeks of our project. Even though it will cover two weeks of work I get the feeling that it will be quite short since I don’t know what to say that has not already been said in my previous posts, but I’ll do my best.
Second to last week
Most of the time this week was spent in making the trailer for our game. What the designer wanted was a few takes with a single pose and a couple of new animations that was only going to be used to it.The still frames was the easy part, the somewhat challenging part was figuring out how to get several characers in the same take in motionbuilder since this was something new to me. My solotion to this was to merge the file with itself to add another identical character to the take. This might not have been the best solotion but it did solve the issue at hand.
Here is the assassination animation that was used in the trailer. For the trailer just click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpfn4xE3Cj4
Dyrkarens walk cycle was improved after I was told that he looked too casual.
This week was by far the most hectic week of them all. I was given the task of animating three new characters by the end of the week. The characters that was going to be animated were not done yet so I was given a rough model that was roughly skinned to work with as a base until the characters were done. As a minimum they wanted all three characters to share the same animations in order to save time. What they were given was individual animations for all the characters instead. Some of them are quite stiff considering the amount of time I had, sadly the Asanäbb’s animations were those to suffer the most as they were the very last on my to do list.
First off we have the Pyrofet. The Pyrofet is an old man who is part of the inner circle of a religius group, only the inner circle knows of technology and keeps it shrowded from the rest of the population, they use it to keep people supersticius as they belive that it is some kind of magic. His weapon of choice is his staff that is actually a flamethrower.
Some belive that the kapellmeister is a wanderer of sorts as it is always seen wandering around playing a tune on its weaponised instrument, or is the other way around? It only stops playing for a brief moment as it elegantly executes its target before taking a bow as if it was a show of some sort before it goes back to playing its tune.
The Asanäbb belives that birds are magical creatures as they are able to sit on power lines without being electrocuted. Because of its believs it strives to be more like these magical creatures, it uses a bird like mask, claws and a baton that is connected to a powerful battery to stun its foes with.