compare and contrastFor my first dialogue piece in AM Class 3, I choose a clip from My Fair Lady. I ended up getting a full time job midway through Class 3, at the same time we had to start up a second dialogue piece which meant I had to move on even though I wasn't completely satisfied with my final animation. I had always wanted to revise my Queen of Sheba animation, but haven't had much time since, so I thought the best decision was to lay it to rest and not look at it for a few months. A few weeks back I found myself with a rare free weekend and had a go at a spirited round of revisions on this old animation. In only 2 days I think I was able to fix a lot of the major problems. Although this animation is still far from perfect, I definitely think it's better now than what I handed in for my final assignment in October. This Bishop model has a muppet mouth and limited facial, but since then I have learned so much about lip sync that I was able to make the best of the limited rig. At that point last year I didn't even know that Bishop had teeth and a tongue that you could animate, I didn't even know what to do with them so I just left them, but since then I've learned the major importance of the teeth and tongue for lip sync.
Queen of Sheba: What I handed in as final in Class 3, Oct 2005
Queen of Sheba: New Final after 2 days of revision work