Thursday, March 28, 2019

╰(•̀ 3 •́)━☆゚.*・。゚Venus and Mars Attacks

THIS WEEK FOR SENIOR PORTFOLIO ! one girl. will create 3 cycles for three character attacks !!

While I did take some time to storyboard the next two scouts,  (Mars and Venus) I thought I might have enough time to at least block both of these for the post.


So for Sailor Venus's attack, its called Venus WinkChain. Venus has this funky chain that ties in to her character in the Sailor V comic, and basically her attack involves her summoning a glowing magical chain that attacks in the direction she points.



So this is my block out of the attack. The attacks and the way they are presented in the anime is really kind of cinematic so to make this in to a game cycle I usually shorten them. So while I will have a version that is the longer length the so  I can put the effects on them then  this is my current attempt at splining.

I am working  on a blocked version of Sailor Mars's Attack but as of this post It is not done but should be done by class tomorrow. The attack's called Mars Flame Sniper and doesn't have as much movement, it kind of just seems like two pose transitions toegether, BUT I really wanted to try to do the effects on them! Which I will get to next week!







Thursday, March 14, 2019

╰(•̀ 3 •́)━☆゚.*・。゚ Sparkling wide Pressure Effects

This week I finished up effects I was using for sailor jupiter.

Created two new backgrounds to add to the final video. Using the feedback from last week I updated the cycle which I feel really made it look good. Then I added different cameras to my footage.

I was using the advanced lightning effect a lot with this one. the real trouble was with the ball of light she throws. I'm researching different ideas on how to do it but for now its a glowing shape that moves throughout the video.  I'm also going to at some point mask out the lightning.

update: final version


Thursday, March 7, 2019

╰(•̀ 3 •́)━☆゚.*・。゚Sailor Jupiter Sparkling Wide Pressure

So I spent time this week blocking out and splining the Sailor Jupiter Attack called Sparkling Wide Pressure. The blocking and splining went well for the most part. I have two versions of the throwing part of the lightning, personally I would like feedback from class tomorrow about whether the speed of the throwing is fast enough, I think it may be too slow, but I won't know for sure until I get the effects in I fee like.


The last two times I had been finding backgrounds and throwing them in the Maya Scene this time, (with all the moving parts of the background from the og series) I decided to try to make a moving background to go along with the animation in after effects. One thing that stands out about Sailor Moon back in the day (and I really liked about it) was that the backgrounds look kind look like water color paintings. So I found out I might be able to animate moving watercolor texture onto an after effects preset called alpha and combining it with a texture. There are also directional lines moving about and these kind of screen tone star shapes floating in there so I wanted to try to mimic all of that good stuff. This is what I've got going on so far. Then I plan to use a mask to just get the character in front of this moving background.