The purpose of this assignment is to make a pop-up animation using After Effects. At first, I wanted to make a "book opening" animation, and the pop-ups inside. But it's so hard to do with After Effects alone. So I decided to make a treasure map instead, and put the pop-up animation on the map.
The longest process was to come up with a story instead of a plain animation only and finalize the idea. O yeah, making the falling paper looks realistic was also taking much time (it's pretty satisfying) I also tried some new AE plugins such as the optical flares etc in this animation.
Well, it was a fun assignment. I really like the result (and the Kraken LOL).
Monday, January 31, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
The assignment is to make an animation using Flash' brush masking. To make things more interesting visually, I chose a series of photographs with different focuses. I made the order in Photoshop, and then I animated them using the masking and blur tool in Flash. I added some finishing touch using the AFterEffects.
It was pretty satisfying, the change of focus really made it interesting though it's very simple.
Pretty satisfied with the progress..will add some more details on lower letters I guess..
The most detailed digital painting I've ever made! :D drew everything from the scratch, trying to use custom brushes. Did many reworks because of the proportion problems. The kimono pattern was a real pain on the neck. But anyway, I'm satisfied. I learned new skills during the process.
Spent some good 19-20 hours using Wacom Intuos4 on Photoshop.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
My name is Stephanus. I'm from Indonesia. Art and gaming have always been my passion. I started to love drawing when I was still a kid, and then I went to an art school in Singapore after I graduated from high school. After that, I worked as a multimedia designer and did jobs in many different media. I also worked as a wedding photographer for fun. After some years doing all those stuffs, I got a chance to study in the US for one year. So I went to US, to broaden my horizon and meet new people, set new opportunities. Of course I'm learning new things also.
My future job is kinda separated into some options: a concept designer, a movie compositor, or a professional photographer. Until I decide what I really will do in future, I just want to be excellent in what I'm doing now while learning new things. Maybe I'll end up being a multimedia designer, let's see..haha xD
”LIMITATIONS live only in our minds. But if we use our IMAGINATIONS, our possibilities become LIMITLESS.” (Jamie Paolinetti)