Thursday, November 29, 2007

Messing around in Digital pro.

So we here at Hammerfist Productions are using Digital Pro for animating Hammerfists of Fury. It's a pretty intricate program, so there is a lot to discover. Now, while this render isn't really close to what the final product will look like, I decided I might as well just put it up for you guys to see. color designs are probably the only things that won't change much from this picture but no promises on that either.
We're testing out a bunch of different ways to output this short. We could go completely traditional and just color in Digital Pro, or we could rough it out on good could paper and do clean lines and color on the computer. We are also trying to figure out a color style (I think I'm making up technical terms now) for the short at this point. Animation officially underway so clean up will be coming soon enough.
For those curious, JJ will be doing the primary animation with a little help from me here and there, while I mess with the clean up and coloring/compositing on the technical end. While I may end up regretting putting this picture up because it's so primitive, I think I'll do it anyway so that you guys can see the progress as the film gets closer and closer to finishing.

16 weeks left! Whoa! That's not that much!!!

Oh and for those curious, the little blonde guy in the picture is Steve: The indecisive tile customer. His design isn't going to change at all.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Body Models!

Hey folks. None of these are finalized, but they sure are fun to look at!

I've been working on David's body model. I wanted to get away from a generic body with legs/arms all in perfect proportion, so I slimmed up the legs in relationship to the body, dicked with their sizes in relationship to eachother, and came up with some pretty cool stuff!

I experimented with giving him a bit of a belly, but I don't really like it. Anyway, for all those interested, this is what I've been up to today!

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More to come throughout the weekend!


Monday, November 12, 2007

Yeah! An update!

Hey guys! Sorry it's been so long between updates. JJ and I have peen hard at work finalizing our animatic. And last night we recorded final audio for the main character David. There's a lo of funny stuff that probably won't make it onto the final product, but if DVD is ever an option (maybe if the show gets bought?) we can always put it in the extras.

I wish I could make this post longer, but it's really late and I need some sleep. For the time being though, I'll leave you guys with a teaser poster. It's a bit rough, but I really want to show it to you guys. The final version should be up by the end of the month. Tell us what you think!

See you guys later!

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Now THAT'S F*&%$ing sweet!

Monday, November 5, 2007

The next step...

Hey all! Just a tiny update: as of this evening, modeling on the 3d environments has begun! The tile store is about 80% complete. Our plan is to use 3d for all of our backgrounds and environments, but of course make them look 2d. It's basically a nice short-cut for us!

As we speak, Matt's in the lab slaving away over sequence 1. He's got some great looking revisions going, and we'll definately have the completed board by Tuesday! In the next few days, we'll be animating/3d modeling/compositing!

19 weeks left!


Friday, November 2, 2007

20 weeks left. Uh oh!

I guess it's been a while since all 20 of our loyal fans heard anything about Hammerfist 2. Matt and I have been boarding our asses off trying to get everything perfect. We've cut the film down from 10 minutes to 6:27, probably closer to 7:00 when all is said and done.

This afternoon, we'll officially have everything boarded! From there, we take the boards to Jay Oliva, who will rip them apart and tell us how to make things better. After that, we begin animation. By "begin animation" we're hoping by the end of next week.

Rumor has it that by the end of the month, Hammerfist 1 will be online, and by the middle of December, a teaser for Hammerfist 2 will be available for all to view.

At some point this weekend, we'll post some art. Maybe some boards, maybe some model sheets, maybe something we drew on the bathroom wall in the basement of St. Rob's. Anyway, it'll be something sexy to look at other than words!

Um. That's it!