Smasher

I will crush you! I finally got this rig working. So far it works like a charm. I’ve been having a lot of troubles with Lightwave’s rigging system. I’ve been playing around a lot with different methods for putting a system together. The problem is that there aren’t any good tutorials out there on Lightwave […]

The Trio of Oz Schedule

I’m getting really excited. I’m getting close to finishing up all the characters for my first scene. I think I will be animating by this summer! I started up this project in 2006 crazy enough. I’ve not been actively working on it all of that time of course. It had fallen by the wayside but […]

TikTok and Other Oz Friends

Make sure and click the links to see the unsquished images. I didn’t shrink these down before posting. TikTok is nearly done. I’m finishing up on his texturing. I’ve just got to redo his mustache and finish up on some final detail work. I still need to do his backside more thoroughly too. The wind-up […]

Scarecrow Explained

I had a few people asking me about my scarecrow character so I figured I would make a post about him. Scarecrow in the books was always the one with the brains who could figure things out. He also briefly ruled the Land of Oz until Ozma took over. He’s afraid of fire, and water […]

The Animation Survival Kit

As I am working on all of the collateral for The Trio of Oz I’m doing my research. I am currently reading The Animation Survival Kit by Richard Williams (Animation Director of Roger Rabbit). It’s amazing how reading some text is so enlightening. The animation on The Tin Woodsman was extremely elementary. I got the […]