Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


heres a little hype for the new punch out coming on the wii!

Monday, April 27, 2009

1 week left

damn! it's been a week since I last posted - you know what that mean? I've been too busy with other crap - like finals, moving out, selling stuff on craigslist.

i'll post some visual stuff later tonight for the illiterate, because that's what we do here. cater to the illits.

last day of class thurs.? Big Kentucky Derby party at ashleys :)

Moving Holds are the death of me

**edit** Ok - I lied. I thought I'd update content. decided to keep working on my anim for seth.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Boring Text Post

Ah! phew! le sigh!

handed in my thesis dvd for lerer's class. what a relief. haven't started the hw for blit or seth though. In an even deeper hole for Hell class.

general thoughts about The Lerer Thesi - A much better turn out than expected. Only 2 people didn't hand in stuff today. It was nice to see everyone's hard work from last semester through now. See where people made changes and what stories changed. Congrats to Chris Meek with what lerer called "the best overall disc of both classes". Congrats to everyone who pulled off the disc as well! Everyone is coming along well and am excited to work with you all next year! Pro about my thesis presentation was the amount of laughs, smiles, and involvement from the audience: w00t! the con: I butchered my new ending when explaining it to the class. So now everyone is biased to it. Most people say they expect a bond between Grim and Pig and want it to end in a similar style of Grim walking away trying to get rid of the pig and pig keeps following.
So where am I with that?? I'll tell you where. back at the end of last semester. wtf.

I'm actually very proud of how I rigged Grim. There were a few errors but nothing crazy. Could have been A LOT worse what with the cloak, sleeves and what not. Did a little diddy with the neck so that when turned JNT A rot'd 50% JNT B rot'd 2/3's of JNT A and JNT C rot'd 1/3 of JNT A.

Setting up some business meetings with my thesis's unofficial Lead Modeler and Lead Rigger. As much as I wanted to be the sole provider for my thesis ( and based off my Lerer Final Disc is doable) I think it is a smarter move to exchange services, though kept at a minimum :) I will however work in hand with them during the process so as to fully understand the rig and models. Will be drafting up a "production schedule" for us soon. My thanks already goes out to them.


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some surreal inspiration!

beautifu HDR image of times square

SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT - such a rediculous little program for 600$ >_<

Saturday, April 18, 2009

small update

The artful dodgers -my dodgeball team made it to playoffs again. This time we can't fail.

I've been deprived most of my adulthood of good cartoons. I grew up on looney tunes having seen every eps. Well now I happily have volume 1-5 ( just need 6) to be able to relive the golden age of animation ( and start getting another series. Batman + animaniacs Im looking at you)

don't know if i can put the time/work in for seth and jordans hw this week disappointingly.

gotta get this character rigged, redo previz, and dvd out the door.

sneak peak at pixars new short before Up

some photoshop brushes - one day all these brush presets will come in handy for texturing... one day.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Alpha v.1

Doing a basic rig for Grim to pass this semester. Keeping a list of everything fancy I need to add to the rig this summer.

Need to play with a SSS for Pig- I think he'll really look brilliant with it. Considering adding cheeks to his default model.

Both Grim and Pig will get a Remodel session this summer, along with a Z-brush treatment and texture.

Will also need to model, props, landscape, do some color scripts, and a new make a new previz and animatic/storybaords this summer. Oh boy!

Really happy to see Grim and Pig in their "natural" environment. So far they are looking good in the style of the all white scenery.

p.s. I forgot how much I like rigging and lighting!! JOY!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's that time again

I havent had much time to post, 's'nor'e' much time to do much of anything else let alone think.

Heres some WIPs

lip sync WIP from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

Rough Couch Potato from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Senior Thesis Show '09

Just got back from seeing all of the senior theses

ugh wasted half my day that i planned for modeling >:o

anyways - it was good to see everyones hardwork paid off in their theses.

everyone should give themselves a pat on the back - actually a kiss- for accomplishing it

of course there were some phenominal ones and other lackluster.

A noticible difference between last year and this year's work:

Last year had a lot more pieces that were either great or just plain bad.

this year most of the pieces were all within a happy medium of success - as well as a broad amount of varying skills in all aspects with a noticeable amount of theses that spread the Love (the work ) around the department.

Congrats to all of you again - i look forward to working with some of you in the future.

Got me excited for "The Pig and The Reaper" - and I hope it has you excited too!

It has begun!

Alpha Version 0.1

Monday, April 6, 2009

Another quiet post

great little thing I found on another site and you tube. I know the majority of disneys work is original but it's funny to see them recycle and rehash some of their work.

funny little site you can use on people who don't know what you're talking about. - google it for them

some incredible drawings taken into a 4th dimension!

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This is why you're fat - just go.

nice little site to know - when i need to make an actual website

couldn't stop watching this trailer all week - " that's such a samantha thing to say"

ever wonder what inmates on death row get for a final meal??

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Last month

April. Last month of "junior" year. Last month before summer. Last month before I work 100% on my thesis.

Heres me and jack acting out some movements for our motion capture class at curious pictures's studio.

you feel invincible in the suit and just want to constantly be moving.

Mo Cappin' at Curious Pictures from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

Heres is my latest most up to date animatic - I redid every drawing

animatic for thesis from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

heres my hw for blit today - still in stepped mode.

Rough Change of thought - adv. Blocking from Tyler Heckman on Vimeo.

picked up more looney tunes dvds from the school library-Need to get more blank dvds too - you can make of that what you will.

Hell class was cancelled today but didnt find out until i was at class.

Napped from 130 - 5. hadnt gone to bed the night before.

jason Osipia's book " stop staring" is awesome.

Ashley got me "the illusion of life" book for my bday - sooooo good too.

we were supposed to do the 11secondclub for Jordan blit's final but we think they played an april fools and posted a sound byte with no vocals. so I don't know if we are still doing that or not. hopefully they changed the sound clip tomorrow. april 2.

asked jordan for some ideas how to go about animating the "marvin the martian" scurry for Grim - he suggested making an alternate rig that has 4-6 legs.

also posted the question at the forums on - hopefully get some good feedback there.


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