Saturday Sneak Peek: Animated Suzi

I have been studying animation off and on since I first picked up Preston Blair’s Animation book waaay back in the early 70’s. I was fascinated with cartoons. Still am. Somewhere along the way, I guess I grew up and forgot about making cartoons. Then computers came along and boom, here we are. I have been working with 3D animation since the 90’s but never really did much character work with it. That’s changing with Suzi.

Animated Suzi
Animated Suzi
I am going to get her animated as soon as I can. The problem I am running into is resources. I simply don’t have the computing power I need to produce the vision I have. The image you see here took 7.5 hours for the computer to create. Now when you figure I need 30 frames to make one second of video, that gives you an idea of what I am talking about. Sure, I am simplifying the matter a bit, but you get the overall idea.

The good part is that I have a plan in place to be able to upgrade my current PC by the end of the year to a beast that will be able to get me animating like a boss.
In the meantime, I am will start posting some of my shorter works to get you pumped up!

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