ending to my 2012 reel

Hi All, this is the first post here (in the right section). This is a short animations I am working on for the ending of my 2012 demo reel. It is (yet another) take off on the PIXAR logo.

I am replacing the tube stem with 2 arms as I don’t like how the tube kinks and deforms while animating. I also have to change the sounds. This is my first bone based animation.

Comments/tips/what-ever are more than welcome.

http://bobplace.us/deleteme/placear/place-ar.html

Very cool! =)

Congrats!

I like it, I noticed the font looked a little grainy in the shadows, try reducing the AO strength a little and see how it looks on a still, your light bulb looks too outlined, for what it’s worth, I like the adjustable look on it.

Now that I proved to myself I could actually animate something with bones, I decided to scrap the entire thing and start over. This time with a little more realistic version of the PIXAR lamp. This is the model I came up with based on some reference images. Now I will try to figure out how to rig it.

ANY suggestions are greatly welcome!