Sunday, July 2, 2017

Robbed


Practiced animating another shot with two characters having a conversation, with cinematography in mind.

Ray Character Rig by CGTarian
Malcolm 2.0 by AnimSchool
Props from tf3dm, CGTrader, TurboSquid
Cinematography/Layout by Rb Reber
Audio from the movie "The Dark Knight Rises"

Hope you guys like it! :)

Come of Age


Another one of my animations I never really got to share here on my blog.

Tried out this free tiger rig and practiced on my quadruped animation more. Also wanted to animate the face of the tiger and do a bit more facial acting with it since it had a nice setup. Thought of what better audio to use than the voice of one of the most popular tiger characters ever, Shere Khan from The Jungle Book.

Tiger Rig from CG Spectrum
Trees from tf3dm.com
Audio by Idris Elba as Shere Khan from the 2016 film The Jungle Book

Hope you guys like it! :)

Haircut


I never really got to share this animation here on my blog, so I'm doing so now.

I wanted to test out this free Judy Hopps rig from Zootopia. Creating interesting mouth shapes was a challenge but it was fun overall.

Juddy Hopps Rig by Mahmoud Youssef
Audio from an interview of Ginnifer Goodwin

Hope you guys like it! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Rb Reber Character Animation Reel 2017


Here's my latest animation reel where I compiled three of my latest shots.

Shot 1: Blow Your Head Off - Tried out the Will character rig I bought from Long Winter Studios. You can watch and read all the details about it right here: Blow Your Head Off
Shot 2: Grossly Inappropriate - Wanted to practice another conversation shot between two characters. You can watch and read all the details about it right here: Grossly Inappropriate
Shot 3: Waiting Around - Part of a personal weekly animation challenge for self growth. You can watch and read all the details about it right here: Waiting Around

Rigs used:
Will Character Rig bought from Long Winter Studios
Malcolm 2.0 by AnimSchool
Malcolm 2.0 modified by Rb Reber
Ray Character Rig by CGTarian

Props used:
Glock 17 Rig by Carlos Contreras
Wooden Stool from tf3dm.com
Custodian Helmet and Badge modeled by L.A. Doles
Pen and Notepad modeled and rigged by Rb Reber
Office Chairs, Desk Lamps, Computer (Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse) from tf3dm.com
Office environment modeled by Rb Reber
Chair from tf3dm.com

Audio used:
Kong: Skull Island
Hot Fuzz
Domhnall Gleeson interview

Blow Your Head Off


Wanted to try out the Will character rig I bought from Long Winter Studios. I was at the cinema a few weeks back when the trailer for the movie "Kong: Skull Island" played, and I thought a line that was delivered by Samuel L. Jackson during the trailer would be perfect for the shot I wanted to animate.

Will Character Rig bought from Long Winter Studios
Glock 17 Rig by Carlos Contreras
Wooden Stool from tf3dm.com
Audio from the trailer of "Kong: Skull Island"



Here's a breakdown of my "Blow Your Head Off" shot

Block - Blocked the key poses for my animation.
Spline - Tried to get the overall feel and timing of my animation.
Polish - Adjusted and deleted movements for smoother flow of movement. Polished the timing, spacing, and feel of my animation.
Finalizing - Finally I added the facial animation and polished the mechanics more. I also modified the rig a bit as well as animating the stool to give the sense movement.

Hope you guys like it! :)

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Grossly Inappropriate


Just finished my latest shot! Been doing this on and off whenever I have free time. Wanted to create another shot with characters having a conversation.

Credits:
Audio from the movie "Hot Fuzz"
Malcolm 2.0 by AnimSchool
Malcolm 2.0 modified by Rb Reber
Custodian Helmet and Badge modeled by L.A. Doles
Pen and Notepad modeled and rigged by Rb Reber
Office Chairs, Desk Lamps, Computer (Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse) from tf3dm.com
Rest of environment modeled by Rb Reber
Staging and Layout by Rb Reber



Here's a breakdown of my "Grossly Inappropriate" shot

Block - Blocked the key poses for my animation.
Spline - Tried to get the overall feel and timing of my animation with a little bit of polishing too.
Polish - Polished the timing, spacing, and feel of my animation.
Finalizing - Finally I added the facial animation, modified the rigs a bit, added environment, and also polished the mechanics more.

Hope you guys like it! :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New Blog Header

Wanted to create a new header for my blog since I've been and will be animating a lot from now on. I love animating and I thought about replacing my old blog header which I've been using for years, with a newer more appropriate one.

I've also replaced the title of my blog from Rb's Sketch Adventure to Rb Animates. But this doesn't mean I won't upload any of my sketches anymore. I love sketching and I still do it whenever I'm not too busy animating.

I tried to emulate myself using the Ray character rig from CGTarian. I edited the rig to have my red Bazinga! shirt and my big brown glasses.


Check out my new blog header:



Old blog header I've been using for years: