After some further thought, I think I need to clarify some things about the last post and the grad school submission attached. It’s not a terrible bit of animation. It’s just trying to do too much in too litle time. My goal for the week was to keep things simple, so I could get ahead on next week when the family and I must travel out of town for a couple of days, and instead I ended up taking more time on this than any previous assignment.
My teacher was more than pleased with the assignment, his appraisal was pretty glowing actually. But he’s only just meeting me. I know what I’m already capable of, and I know where I want to take my skills, and this is a prime example of what I am already capable of. It actually reminds me, on further recollection, of a very similar animation I did 8 years ago in a BFA 3D course. It even shares some of (but thankfuly not all) the flaws that original one had. I got fixated on an idea, instead of fixated on the goal. The goal of attending the course, the goal of getting the degree, the short term goal of what I wanted to accomplish on this kind of assignment, and with my time during the week.
I’m not so much disappointed in the result, as I am in my flawed decision making.© Copyright 2011 John Hill, All rights Reserved. Written For: Awesometania