11sec Hamster

I’m undecided whether to rig my characters mouth with bones or use shapes
so this weekend I thought I try a little exercise using Calvin’s Hamster (which uses bones), to see which is the easiest/best.

(Hamster thread)
http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=98640

The sound-file comes from this months 11 Second Club competition.

http://www.11secondclub.com/competitions/current

http://www.3d.vertexstew.co.uk/thumbs/11secoctthumb.jpg

        http://www.3d.vertexstew.co.uk/mov/11secoct.avi

(0.3mb XVid)

I found Calvin’s rig a little bit quirky to start with but he animates very well and I think he’s a great character.
Good work Calvin.

If I get time next weekend I might try and polish the animation a bit more and maybe try to enter the competition.

Which system is better for the mouth? The vote is still 50/50!