Thursday, May 15, 2008

Aliens!



Some bug hit me hard the other day (no pun intended, well...maybe just a little), and I had to call in sick--no fun at all. The good part was that it gave me time to edit these old clips together.

Locomotion for these critters was a bit tricky since they only had three legs. Don't look too closely as there was a lot of cheating involved.

Oh, and be careful--some clips may not be suitable for children!

17 comments:

Ian said...

Your animation skills have gone through the roof! I'm not sure if it's just the subject matter but I think this is my favorite of the work you've posted thus far.

TJ Phan said...

Haha--I knew it! For some reason I was thinking, "Ian might find some interest in these."

Thanks man. And good to see you back in action.

Oz Gani said...

WHOA! That critter flung that dude's body off the edge! I likes a lot. The aliens waiting at the bottom of that ledge - great timing.

RD Sarna said...

TJ-
Awesome stuff. Love the interaction between the 3-legged guy and the human. Freaky but great! :)

Saul Ruiz said...

Dude your sick! Pun intended.. i will hit you up later on this weekend buddy... i hope you are feeling better. Thanks again for the help

TJ Phan said...

hahaha! alright--you got me on that one.

RD, glad i was able to freak ya out a bit! :)

and OZ, you mean, "...That critter flung that dude's ARMLESS body off the ledge!..."--heheh, jk.

anyway, as always, thanks ya'll!

S said...

woah TJ, beautiful work man. I'm lovin the interaction clips, especially the biting the limbs off and tossin the body. The animation's soo alive!

Peace bro
-Steve Vyas

TJ Phan said...

Thanks Steve!

Ali said...

I cant see the video did you take it off TJ?

TJ Phan said...

Hmm...interesting. Another friend mentioned that he can't view it either. I uploaded it the same way as I've been doing for all the other videos and for me, it seems to play fine on IE and Firefox, both at home and at work. Not sure what it is, but I'll try to re-upload the video again tonight.

TJ Phan said...

Hey Ali, my friend who also couldn't view the clip did manage to watch it from his computer at home. But just in case, I've re-uploaded the clip. Let me know if it'll play for you this time around. Maybe it was just some random "bug"--heheh.

Sarah Forrester said...

oh my gosh, your monsters are so frightening! :O Great work as always, TJ :)

Ale said...

Excelent job man! I enjoy it!! The movements and soft of animation es great :D

Congrats!

TJ Phan said...

Thanks Sarah!
Thanks Ale!

Ali said...

Yea it works now TJ. Reuploading must have fixed it.

Michael Richard said...

GoodNIGHT, TJ... I just stumbled upon these. Soo good! The personality you give your characters is unmatched!

When the characters change from white to textured is that donating a change in animation systems? like handkeyed to mocap? ...or something?

TJ Phan said...

Michael--as always, thanks for the encouraging words!

I'm assuming you're referring to the Spiderwick anims in the previous animation post.

I manually set up the white textures to clarify that those specific parts were using existing keyframed animation done by friends at work.