Tuesday, December 27, 2011

First glimpses

Wanted to do some actual animation, so I started this piece. I intend to deal with the lips pointiness after the initial blocking, considering trying to fix the weights on the rig would be like removing a leg in order to massage it. Something or other happened when they ripped it from the game, in that all the weights are so wacked, that should I want to fix them, I'd literally have to start from scratch, which in this case, I really, really don't want to do. Far too many unknown factors in the file and the model. Its bad enough that any adjustment I make, some edges convert themselves to hard and makes everything all jagged. Nay, I say, Nay!

The song is from Batman: Arkham City's end credits, as part of one of Joker's many missed calls. Play the game or watch someone play it. Great story and splendid voice work and animation.