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Despite all NDA’s I finally have something to show. Last year I did two animations for Moomba Media! – note: I’m not shouting this, the exclamation point is in their name. These animations were incorporated in interview videos for Fundeon EVC. I’m finally sharing the rough & uncut versions.
English subtitles available below, through the Amara subtitle service.
A BUSHOKrockvideos production directed by Rob Bruijgoms. (in Dutch)
A company film about Jorritsma Bouw, a building contractor. Jorritsma Construction has been a modern, progressive family company for five generations. Their projects range from small renovations for individuals to complex and challenging projects for the business market. In addition they provide maintenance and management for both projects realized by themselves as for existing complexes and homes.
Mutant Worm VFX
My task for this production was logo animation, 3D travel sequences including a 3D model of a cessna, shot stabilization, unfolding 3D billboards, and pimped slideshows using a cool adjusted After Effects template. The video has a nice creditlist at the end, so check out the talents.
Adobe After Effects, Mocha, Adobe Illustrator, Videocopilot Element 3D, The Foundry’s Camera Tracker.
The technical animation process is a story in itself which I will not bore you with too much. I used the new 3D functionality in After Effects CS6 for the billboards. It’s newly implemented camera tracker did not suffice though, which in the end brought me to The Foundry’s Camera Tracker plugin which, frankly, is amazing. If you do want to know more, just ask in the comments.
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Orders and invoices came from every nook and cranny.
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This was an exercise, though not in futility. It was quite interesting to use many available techniques to in essence simplify. It’s nowhere near where I want it to be so I hope to evolve the process somewhat. What I basically want is a simple way to put my illustrated head on my own face and have it do what I do. It’s meant for future use as well so it has to somehow be generic.
In this instance I used the following ingredients:
I tied my hair back in the second ‘test’ because the illustration clearly didn’t cover it in the first. Ignore the indexfinger-glitch in the second.
The hardest thing was to get four points of the beard’s bezier warp effect to follow the movement of the nose using the tracking data, expressions and sliders.
When I didn’t have markers I had to create them in After Effects based on tracking data from mocha. The mouth corners for example are based more on parts of my moustache than on the actual corners. I do intend to use markers next time but I just had to know if it would work.
Speaking of which, a missing ingredient is mucking-about-in-an-effort-to-get-out-of-the-box. There are a number of tutorials out there on creating a somewhat 3D face in after effects, as well as doing tracking to 2D face. I didn’t really use these, though, but I will incorporate some more of it next time.
You might want to check:
Daniel has a lot more to say on character animation in his tutorials, like these: How To Create And Rig A Realistic Puppet
And if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
And for those who are interested, here’s the Mutant Worm Facebook Fanpage. And below the thank you video.
Yes, it’s has English subtitles!
Switchpark is the clever green solution for parking in and around town. Do you want to be sure of a parking space for an honest rate?
Go to www.switchpark.nl to create an account.
Script, storyboard, illustrations, animation, and sounddesign by Mutant Worm’s Frank Boxman.
Co-script, voiceover and music by Switchpark’s very own Ewoud Poot!
The illustrations were done in Adobe Illustrator, animation in Adobe After Effects. Sound design in Adobe Audition and Soundtrack Pro.
Basic editing in Adobe Premiere. Need some tips or tricks? Let me know.
This is Harm.
Harm has some buildings downtown and he’s worried about the vacancies.
It’s costing him piles of cash, but how does he solve this?
And this, this is Danielle, she’s driving around Harm’s downtown, looking for a parking space.
After a long, long, long frustrated search she finds one. Ooh! Easy there, Danielle. Ai ai ai.
Thank goodness for Switchpark!
Through Switchpark Harm can deploy the parking space of his empty buildings.
Better yet, that of all his buildings.
Without start-up costs, without inconvenience, without risk and profitable.
Switchpark takes care of everything!
And Danielle? She can now reserve a spot online.
And not by the hour, oh no: accurate to 5 minutes!
For a fair amount.
Well in advance she receives an e-mail or SMS with the parking location and a phone number to call at the entrance.
A safe spot awaits her in an enclosed parking location in one of Harm’s properties: simple, smart and reliable.
And also better for the environment! Even that planned parking garage is no longer necessary.
So what are you waiting for? Go to Switchpark.nl
The short version for parkers alone also just came online (June 2012). it has a new score in the same theme by guitarist Tobias Plansoen.
No subtitles in this direct link to the Switchpark channel, but you can check them above. They will show once I link it to the Mutant Worm vimeo version.