Monday, 29 August 2011

Rust animation test

Haven't had much free time the last few months but I did manage to let this rendered animation test grow slightly out of control. Big thanks to Stephan Schutze (www.stephanschutze.com, Twitter: @stephanschutze) for the awesome audio work.




Concept and design work


This little guy started out as a bunch of thumbnail sketches (below left) well over a year ago, but the design also shares some similarities with an even older concept (below right).


Eventually I got around to modelling and although the concepts don't really show it, I drew a lot of inspiration from the Apple IIe and Amiga 500 computers of my misspent youth. The 3D paint-over below shows an early version with only one antennae. The final version has a second antennae which was an accident, I kept it when I realised they could work almost like ears and added a bit more personality.


And finally, a snippet from an old mock comic book panel, just for the hell of it :)