I’ve been working on this project on and off for a few months now. His name is Bill. He’s a mechanic in the 70s with an impressive clientele. So far I’ve finished the model and rigged it. The animation will show Bill in his shop taking a call from one of his rich customers, then possbily taking a spin in the car. But that’s pretty far down the road. Here’s all I have so far:
I spent probably close to seven hours on the face setup alone. Most of that time was spent learning, so in future projects, it shouldn’t take quite as long.
Here are some shots of my face rig, which I’m proud of, by the way:
Here’s a one second test animation that I did to celebrate and to make sure everything was in proper working order. In the animation, Bill, who is happy to be finished, cries out, I’m done. No sound though. I guess I forgot to give him a voice box…
These aren’t fully rendered animations, but they do show the rig and the movement of the face.
I rendered the short animation without hair. Here it is:
And, finally, I added a little to the animation. He know says, “I’m done. I feel so alive.” Still no sound. This animation doesn’t have anything to do with the project, by the way. I’m just testing the rig.