Rivet Weight Lift (Blocking)

Part of the Learning Flow:
Animation in Blender

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  • Software: Blender 2.78
  • Difficulty:

Lift that box? Sure no proble...oh, yikes.

OVERVIEW

This exercise is designed to be an application of the information learned in Chapter 3 of the Animation Workflow & Body Mechanics course. The overall goal is to animate the Rivet character picking up a box that's heavier than it appears. But we're essentially splitting the exercise in two halves: (1) Blocking and (2) Splining/Polish.
This exercise is just the BLOCKING stage of the shot.
exercise_08_rivet-weight-lift

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Download the Project Source Files from the Downloads tab *if you haven't download them from the course page already. Unzip the file.
  2. Open a blank Blender scene and link in the appropriate Rivet files as demonstrated in this lesson and modified in this lesson.
  3. Block out the Rivet character picking up a box that's heavier than it appears.
  4. Render your animation as an openGL viewport render.
  5. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  6. Finally, submit your exercise by clicking the Submit Exercise button in the top-right corner of this page and pasting your video's URL.

Rules of the Exercise

  • 1
    Animation is the blocking stage only.
  • 2
    Rivet's weight lift reads well and is appealing.
  • 3
    Rivet's body mechanics adhere to the principles of animation.

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Since 2009, I have been producing high quality character animations for everything from commercials to children's music videos. Working remotely for several small studios, I have been responsible for the rigging and animation of several videos that have received over 100 million views on Youtube. (Making for some very happy clients.)