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Archive for September, 2011

Polished Animation

Animation Clip

I have been looking to upgrade this animation since I get the first comments, most of them about the lipsinc in some specific letters and vowels, so I decided to take it to the next level and refine each part of it.

My main focus was making the lipsinc suitable to the audio, and I realized that the mouth movements weren’t really accurate, and despite the fact that they were 1 frame before in Maya’s timeline, I needed to pull them back another 2 frames to make them more believable. So I started making the accents and movements on time as Maya displayed them and then move them those 2 frames.

Also I changed some gestures that the character was doing, in order to make them more emphatic. The most substantial change was the pointing finger nearly the end of the video, which changed the following movements and also make the character hold the slat a little bit longer.

I think those changes make the shot look better. What do you think about it? Can you tell the difference?

If you want to check the past version of this, you can see it here

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Zwartboek/BlackBook

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This movie was recomended by a sister’s friend, Lucy, who told me that it was a great movie and sure it is.

It’s about a Netherland girl whose family is murdered by the Gestapo in the  late Second World War. Then by chance, she is recruited by the resistance and became part of a plan that will retrieve Netherland prisoners. She is commissioned to infiltrate the Nazi Headquarters and seduce an officer…

The films grave your attention quickly and the script and acting are marvelous. Moreover, if you like war-time movies, this is definitely is a must see


Eco-Motion Graphics!


Since August I was too much into motion graphics, I was responsible for animated comics @LarvaGS, so I started making some compositing and effects, then I realize that I didn’t have any kind of video that displayed my actual knowledge in that animation style. Therefore I decided to make one of my own.

I needed a subject and I found the perfect one in the thesis research made at UNAM by my young brother. It would serve two purposes: Giving his presentations a different way to explain the basis of the project, and letting fly my imagination in motion graphics.

I focus my attention in making the graphical information dynamic and fluent, that supported the voice that was kindly recorded by my friend Edgar J. A. López Abrego.

I hope you like it!


Hello Universe!

For everyone out there 🙂 ,this is the first post in the blog, where I will be publishing some videos that I made, some tips and tricks, and a couple of different things related to animation and myself. If you know me, you’ll know that I’m from Mexico and I am supposed  to write in spanish, but I need to keep practicing my english, so….

So let’s get started!