It has been too long since I’ve done an animation and I’m aiming to fix that. So often I get vague ideas, snippets of ideas, or only characters but nothing to do with them. After some discussion and prompting, a direction has finally been decided.
My next project shall be under the theme of “Jungle/Cave Adventure”!
Since this isn’t an official contest entry, that means I can use prior assets and other things I feel would fit the project. This is good news for me, so this means I’ll be using a character that I already have modeled and rigged. However, for this animation, I’ll get more creative with the design and probably make some things a bit more complex. But the other benefit of it not being a contest piece is that I can show the progression of the project, since there’s no competition. In fact, anything I do with my animation is freely shared so that any aspiring animator can find tips, tricks and help with the progression of the video!
So, there is still a lot of brainstorming going on for what I want to include with the animation. As such, a lot of this topic is half me announcing progress but also half me talking to myself to get my thoughts out for re-reading later. So, I’ll start by having some bullet points for intentions:
First animation of mine to have sound effects, not just music.
Include both Jungle and Cave settings.
First non-“test” animation for my OC, Ryo, to star in.
Hoping for ~3 minutes long, my longest video to date. (Split into 3 segments) While hoping for 3 minutes, it will for certain be 1 minute at absolute minimum.
Boss battle included, which was an aspect of film making that got me into animation to begin with.
Aiming to get at least most of it done by the end of July. Not a strict deadline, but a goal to aim for.
So, bear with me as I make this animation into reality! This is what I am trying to accomplish with my skills, after all! I hope you guys will be happy to see it come to fruition as I am! Also, thank you Alex for the prompt to get this finally going in a direction!