Rivet Weight Lift (Splining & Polish)

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Animation in Blender

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  • Software: Blender 2.78
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That's heavier than I thought.

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. You should have already completed the blocking precursor to this exercise.

This exercise is the SPLINING and POLISHED version of the shot.
exercise_09_rivet-weight-lift-polish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Open your saved blocking animation of this shot (from the previous exercise).
  2. Finishing Splining and Polishing the Rivet character picking up a box that's heavier than it appears.
  3. Render your animation as either (A) an openGL viewport render or (B) a lit Cycles render.
  4. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  5. 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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