Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A New Tutorial?


Hi folks!
Here's an update. This one looks a lot better now. Its not one hundred percent perfect in 2D, but I've tried my best to show the idea here. The spine isn't working the way it should be. I think that the CG one will a lot better. Anyhow, I hope you like it! Thanks a lot to Jason Ryan, for sparing his time and helping me so much. Thanks Jason! You don't know how much this means to me. I can never ever do all this without your help!

I hope I'll be back with my tutorial soon... so hang on everyone!

Hey everyone!

How about a new tutorial? Well, a good news...I'm planning to write a new tutorial for you all. I'll take a simple action shot and tell you everything about my thought process, and discuss how I take my ideas from my mind to 2D drawings and finally to Maya.
I'll share all my thumbnail drawings, FlipBook X-Sheet images, etc. And also, there will be a screen capture of me working inside Maya, making the poses, scrubbing around, etc. This tutorial will not be Maya based, and I'll try my best to stay away from discussing any of the technical stuff like handling graph editor, f-curve polishing and stuff. This will not be like my previous Animomania WorkFlow Tutorial where I've tried to discuss almost every technical thing! It'll be all about how I THINK before approaching a simple action shot... where a guy throws a ball.... the ball hits someone in the head (not in the camera view), the first guy goes..."Oh GOD! Lets get outta here!" and turns around and run away.
Here's the 2D version...

Indeed, I'll approach my animation in Jason Ryan's fashion. I'm a big fan of him and his workflow and I can't keep myself from following it.

Right now I'm kinda busy working on a pantomime (non cartoony) acting animation, and I hope I get some time to write this tut as soon as possible. So guys, hold your breath for a new Christmas surprise!

Aaarrrghh, I'm still waiting for Jason's tutorials to be released. There's a one month delay due to some unexpected technical issues and I hope it gets resolved soon. Thanks a lot to Jason for helping me out whenever I need help and sharing his super cool and inspiring animations. Maybe someday, I'll be able to animate half as good as him.



Anonymous said...

Hey Amrit!

Remember Me? No? ok!
I am your Student...! I used to chat with you some months before.

Got it?
You inspired me a lot. This ball animation is really great. Waiting for 3D one. You are Great to me. I dont think I can come to even half of your level. I am not quite able to concentrate on Animation. :(

I am so happy, you still like my Design. Thankyou!!!

Please tell me if you come online some time.

- Ravikant

Amrit Derhgawen said...

Hi there Ravikant! Thanks for visiting. How can I forget you and your great design. I feel like keeping this forever! We'll talk soon. Cheers!! :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Amrit!

I've have read your great blog for long time and this is my first post here. I have to say that your blog is very very inspiring and it's so cool that you post your great stuff so often.
Hopefully your new tutorial will be ready soon:)

keep up good and inspiring work!


Amrit Derhgawen said...


Welcome! Just got the crits from Jason Ryan and doing some fine tuning of my 2d animation which I'm gonna use in this tut. Hopefully, the tutorial will be ready soon.
Hang on! ;)


harsha said...

hey Amrit,

Awesome work as usual Amrit, and I'm looking forward to this new tutorial too, as well as seeing more such tests.
You're extremely lucky to get direct feedback from Jason, he was amongst the most favourite mentors every student wanted, while at AM.

How was your trip - I look forward to hearing more about it.