Studying Animation

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Finally, I HAVE FREE TIME!!! 😱😱😱

It has been a very VERY long time since I posted anything. Mainly because I have school. AND SCHOOL WAS VERY BUSY. Now it’s the semester break for 1.5 months so I decided to take a good rest, and work at the same time.

Well, now I study animation in school. I have to say I’m I having quite a fun time despite all the deadlines and rushing of work. I want to show what I did for school and what I did to secretly hide “Nirvalius” in my works for school. I’ll go over module by module.

Graphic Design Principles
This module basically teaches us how to use two adobe softwares which are Photoshop and Illustrator and also encourages brain storming ideas under one topic. This was my favourite module. Comparing Photoshop with Illustrator, I think Illustrator is such a bitch. Maybe it’s because this was still new to me so the software will not cooperate with me?

So the first assignment was to generate 50 ideas for one topic. There was a series of topics to choose from and I chose the work “Clocks”. These were the 50 ideas I had to finish in one term, it was rather short time period.

This is the 50 ideas assignment. You can Zoom In to see the images.

This is the 50 ideas assignment. You can Zoom In to see the images.

After that, we had to design a movie poster based on the ideas.

This is the poster

This is the poster

Introduction to Computer Graphics

This module is actually introducing us the basics of this computer animation software called Autodesk MAYA. As usual as this is a software I never used before, it was a total bitch to use. I will try to get used to this. Below is a garage I modelled from an image for the first assignment.

4 Angles of Garage

4 Angles of Garage

Below is the second assignment I did which is a model of a bicycle from an image.

Bicycle at an angle

Bicycle at an angle

And then this bicycle is put into the garage.

Bicycle in the Garage At An Angle

Bicycle in the Garage At An Angle

Traditional Animation

In this module, we produce animation by drawing frame-by-frame drawing on animation paper. So, we learn about the 12 animation principles and lots more. But I have to say that I spend the most time of my life in this module. It is very VERY time-consuming. Below is the second assignment I submitted for examination. They are just a few seconds long but it took me more than two weeks to do, not all days of the week, but still took a very long time.

I'm so sorry that the animation looked very glitched. Because I just converted the video to a GIF

I’m so sorry that the animation looked very glitched. Because I just converted the video to a GIF

Drawing

We do drawing. Basically. Learn how to do perspective drawing, some inking techniques and some basic anatomy. This module I would have to say was my worse one. Because I wasn’t having any of it. The lecturer’s teaching and instructions were very incomplete and that’s why the final work comes out different from other classes.

The Drawing isn't that good. Whatever

The Drawing isn’t that good. Whatever

History Of Animation

This module requires us to know how to do a presentation and use more of the PowerPoint tools to execute a “Graphical” approach to telling a Story. We have to do our research on a person in the animation Industry or film and tell a story on it through the PowerPoint Slides. The most irritating part of this assignment is that you would take the longest time ever trying to add the citations which is very important but irritating.

Other Modules

We have two more modules like “General Education” and “Communication and Team Effectiveness” which are irrelevant to what I’m learning so I won’t talk about that.

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So that’s all. I really have great fun with this course. Very interesting. I’ll see you guys soon. Bye Guys.

Do check out nirvalius.blogspot.com I’ll update new comics soon.

My love for Mean Girls

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HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY MEAN GIRLS. MY FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!

Funny thing was that I only watched Mean Girls 4 weeks ago. LOL. Okay, so one day I just had free time. Because I quit my job and school haven’t started. So, I just decided to watch Mean Girls. Anyway, the whole world is talking about it and usually all those YouTubers keep referencing Mean Girls. So I might as well watch Mean Girls.

It was seriously such a good movie. I was like “why didn’t I watch this earlier?” I remembered that I also watch Mean Girls 1 and 2 on alternate days for the rest of the week. But in total I have watched Mean Girls 7 times and Mean Girls 2 twice. The sequel wasn’t as funny as Mean Girls but was less trashy and a little unrealistic. It just felt like a Disney show or something. I don’t know

I love Mean Girls so much so that I can remember most of the quotes and still use them in conversations. I even got my class to wear pink. LOL

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(I’m in the centre, the boy)