Friday, May 7, 2010

All work done by Thomas Teraoka

Forgot to put that in the demo reel >.> also the maya walk... and the bird.. guh!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Late and Rough


I made a character thingee. It helped me redo parts of the design that i didn't care for or wanted to add. Its not very precise to refer to though >_>

I really bit off more than i can chew. I might just use a paper cut out for the surfboard cuz it doesn't really do much in the "Z-plane".

Monday, April 5, 2010


I feel like this came out pretty bad... I'd tweak around some control in Maya trying to make the 'pop' disappear, but when it all goes awry i'd reload the file and try something else.

I think i've managed to make the 'pop' not the wost thing in there. guh, would be easier to just start over? 9_9

Monday, March 29, 2010

Norman nor Beast

...can figga out da Maya

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Break Fever!

No, actually I no more fever cuz Spring Break too short! I went to the zoo yesterday and cronicled my journey...

 The zoo is fun when you're not hungry and staring at a $7.50 teri burger.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Muybridge Hawk

This... is heavily, very heavily influenced on Muybridge's eagle study... i'm calling it a hawk though...

"Mamahaha!" >_<

Monday, March 8, 2010


Which is my expression for my incomplete expression assignment...

Posting these faces makes me believe they were being used...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Final Walk with Lady Face

Here's my final walk cycle. I might need some more follow through and less jitter on that back leg... :x

I sketched this at the mall, and a local elementary school teacher sat with me. After chatting a while, I asked her if i could draw her, she let me and that's her face! Mrs. Susan Assadi. Anyone have her?
A couple things i've noticed while doing my tweens...
1. Number the drawings as well as new tweens. This helps avoid tweening between two drawings that aren't supposed to be tweened... :(
2. To be happy tweening, prop up the animation disc so your neck doesn't give. Sore necks = grumpy animator i'm sure of it. :(
3. Make sure the limb you're going to draw matches the frame it's in. And be careful not to tween opposite legs. :( :(

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sketches and Expressions

Here are some sketches and expressions...
At home and school...
Working out ideas for my robot and movie poster brainstorming...
My weak sauce commentary on consumer culture... and a few x-men doodles :)
My expressions--I numbered the ones i'm planning on using for the moving hold animation.
This batch of sketches is a bit disjointed >_>...
gotta do more life studies >_<

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gardening Robot on Sale!

Now at your local rendering supply stores!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Yay for hands!

I added hands! :) oh and I tweaked the head a little so it "side-to-side" motions a little... like the bunny in the example. Its barely noticable tho -___- 
Walk Keys with Hands!
To think all this thinking is just with a simple model! whew!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Busted Kneecap

Cuz it looks like he's gonna with his bad walking habits :(

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sketch dump ala Wei-Hao

I wasn't gonna put all these up but I was so inspired looking at Wei-Hao's awesome sketches i wanted to share too! xD I can't quite get my ball head guys to come to life like that yet >.<

I figured out Blogger's image posting system btw... it lets you post 5 images at once. I have 8 images here, so...
If I want images to come out 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, then I first post
then I post
In essence, backwards, but each separate post is backwards too not just the files.
... cuz everyone wants to know! o.O lol

Gestures of a ball head man

My turnaround, weight and sad->happy.

Ball head man is getting easier to draw, but there is still trouble...

I swear i was very happy in the last pose! its a sad happy.... ... :(

Monday, February 1, 2010


...please? here's the cat i broke.

There are a number of things to improve on the animation, but the cat (fox?) cut-out is just deplorable. :\

Oh and here's a comic i just made. May be inappropriate >.>

Its an exaggeration i swear! tho i honestly did not install ToonBoom till Sunday...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ball Ball Bouncing!

After some trepidation over my ineptitude with required software...

So many crashes...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Observation and quote or "I can scan!"

From our Sketchbook reading,
"If it is not as satisfying a start as you would have liked, don't be critical—that's where you are—face it. Just turn the page and start another. All those faculties that are required to make a more satisfying sketch are being awakened—even now—as you search for a new subject and begin to sketch."
I liked this one because it encourages me not to become precious or self-conscious with my sketches by pushing through each page. It's interesting to me because it places importance on the process, which is something I've recently been exploring. It also addresses pointedly how to deal with a disappointing sketch—face it! Those two words are so cruel but once I can let go of the sketch I can focus on what is really important; observation; intuition; creativity; practice! Its still hard and I haven't been sketching everyday so I hope I will change that and get better!

That said, here are images from the first pages...

 The sketchbook is really too big for my scanner lol. But at least my scanner scans! (If you own a Canon printer and lost the software CD, another Canon printer's CD will work if it has the same software! Then just dl the driver from the Canon website) See ya!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tastin' Animation

There's so much great animation out there... hard to choose just one. I picked out a trailer for an animated movie that got me all excited. Pups of Liberty Trailer! forgot how i stumbled on this one...

I chose 2D because i prefer it over 3D... Why i chose this one, I like the generally muted colors, the smooth and thoughtful animation, and the way the clips are put together to make an exciting trailer. It's efficient and appropriate... There's a big difference when the music, color, design matches because things pop up when they don't 9_9 lol!

I also really appreciate good music videos and songs put to animation (or visa versa?) and video game animation like in fighting or role playing games.

If the post wasn't a short animation I might have posted the Balto movie. <3 that doggie.

Oh! I forgot all about this one... Perils of Love... there's no color, and everything has the same line quality, but the narrative and pacing is so compelling. And the synched music... it's so satisfying. Ah~! 

Monday, January 11, 2010

First Post!...

...and nothing to share :x checking out the pretty new blog.