Raseri: Thanks! The model started out very toonish indeed. I’ll probably keep it mostly that way given the type of animation look I’m going for here The model has changed a little. I’ll post an update below.
emk: Thanks so much emk! The deadline is closer than I had hoped for, so we’ll see how much can get done between now and then.
basse: Good eyes basse Yes, the mouth area had some issues in the earlier form, so I spent some time this morning reworking that area and testing it with some RVKs. Seems to deform pretty well for the limited speaking I have in mind for this character, although he’ll not be speaking much in the animation
Wu: The Incredibles was a great movie, and, although this character isn’t based on that, something near the quality of animation in that film is something I would like to reach in this piece (asking way too much I know, but I do like to challenge myself :D) – this is a long term goal, since I probably won’t even finish in time for the deadline considering the multiple scenes I have in mind for this short.
And now for an update:
Gave him eyes, a shirt, started marking off material regions, cleaned up the mesh too. Next will be the rig.
There are two other characters in this short, his mother and father. The scene will probably start out in the living room on Christmas morning.
LOTS of work to do!