Well, I wouldnt say that I have been super busy!...but yeah.. I hardly get time to update this blog.
At the DreamWorks Unit, we wound up the animation of Merry Madagascar a couple of days back...Im glad I got to animate on it as well!
The visuals, animation style and the overall stylistic treatment is pretty much a continuation of Mad 2. Im sure you will agree when you see it and the entire team of animators here deserve a big round of applause! yaaay!
Technically it is challenging to get used to their propreitory tools on a different platform....( especially when you have been pampered with Maya) It also might require re-structuring your workflow a bit..to me it was a refreshing process and Im happy with the little progress that I have managed to make all these days.
Its a happy crowd out there and amidst all the tight schedules you can almost hear a crackle every minute...Overall, its what I call a laid back and a very informal work environment!
We ease into a couple of smaller projects and then head into the training for Shrek!! :))
On the personal front, I havent animated in Maya for a while. I did start of a rough pose test with Norman a couple of weeks back but that never took off. I have a couple of dialogs that I want to animate and I seriously hope that I make time for it and dont loose touch with Maya.
I also plan to pull up random animation clips and analyze them on my blog...i hope that would be an interesting excercise!
So..until next time!