Wednesday, March 25, 2009


So i am redoing my entire storyboard, making a few changes to it, and redoing my animatic. heres how far im rendering the shots. ( this guy is coming out from behind a tree)
also made my first business card - a bit sloppy but had to get it out the door so I could get a class
heres the pose from this week and geuss what - stunnah t won this week. that's 2 now.

heres last week's gollub gesture pose.

Rough Fan and Box stack - Blocked from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

Rough Change of Thought - Blocking from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

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Monday, March 23, 2009


worked on grim a bit. really just redid his teeth, made him a nose ( which is a placeholder right now), and messed with his cloak/body proportions.

Registered for next year. My senior year. Finally. after next year it will have been a total of 6 years in college. 2 diff school, 2 diff majors, too many good times.

Next year I am signed up for Lerer's thesis class and am looking to grab a signature to do an independent study.

I found this great video of charles manson. You may ask why it's great. Well from an animators pt of view he goes through so many extreme and wild emotions, it's perfect for reference material. enjoy the laugh.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009


So rather than spending my whole day working on Seth's incredibly long assignment ( though i did for an hr), I have been getting myself so worked up an excited for thesis!

in my dirty diaper full of excitment I went buck wild and started putting my cloud concept art into 3d. Granted I really only roughed out "educatedly"-yet-random clicked away at vertices.

The best part is they were extremely simple to create. So with more time and planning I have no worries about making my cloud props. if only the same could be said about the trees.

back to modeling

Now that I rushed to get the animation exercise done for Lerer I can spend time modeling my thesis and redoing storyboards. Because people came in with barely any work on their anim exercise I don't have to worry about fixing it up for a bit and can get back to the bigger more important picture. Thesis.

Still rough models but I reworked the body shape, gave him a bit of an underbelly, changed up the nose a bit, gave him an eyebrow, added some tails, and fixed his legs. What makes me happy is that for the most part I would call it an improvement and that's just magical.

Also with some diggin' I found an AWESOME expression sheet for wallace and gromit who are inspirations for pig. It's pure goodness. Like a Mr. Goodbar. Aw man I loved those wrapped in yellow - the ones with peanuts.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

3D on the mind!

going to create another blog solely for contact info and my work.

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Has it honestly been that long since I posted last? sheesh - some people.

Heres a video of some hw for seth's class.

disappointingly i don't have an image from his week's gesture pose contest. now rather than emotions seth is giving us "moments" to act out - this week was a spectator right before his team is about to score.

Once the 5 minutes were up , we walked around the class observing everyones, and as soon as we were sitting back down, I knew he had won it and I told him. He went on to win.

If i'm correct that brings the count to:

Tyler- 1
Nico- 2
Nicole- 2
Deborah- 1

I could tell nico and I had the same idea but he executed the legs and mouth much better than mine expressed. Schweet Stunnah N!

Rough Close Up from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

Dodgeball Life:

The Artful Dodgers lost terribly in their playoff game
The Artful Dodgers season 2 began picking up Stunnah S(ven) and a new girl
The Artful Dodgers lost the first 4 games.
The Artful Dodgers won the next 4 games.
The Artful Dodgers play their "Krazy Hat Game" at 5 pm Saturday March 21st, on 53rd st and 9th ave. All are welcome.
The Artful Dodgers play crazy flip cup at 6 pm. All are welcome.

Personal Life:

I turned 23.
I see Elysse tomorrow.
I went to Florida for a week to visit Teddy.
I booked my big summer trip.
I have a ton of thesis to do.
I quit facebook - i think that was awhile ago though.
I came up with a new play.
Theres a bunch of wii game I want to get.
Ashley bought me the illusion of life!!!!


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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

what a fucking week

no details.

stress of life and work is overwhelming.

heres stuff to look at.

Rough penny from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

Rough Jump from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

Rough Waiting from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

rough basic walk from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

rough ball obstacle from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

rough pitch from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

Rough push from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.