The Art of Rex Smeal

Tasmanian freelance animator
rachel-tribout:

First time on Tumblr!

Rachel’s in Hobart, and she does some really fun stuff with monsters and creatures and the like. She’s new to tumblr, go be one of the first to follow her and beat the rush!

rachel-tribout:

First time on Tumblr!

Rachel’s in Hobart, and she does some really fun stuff with monsters and creatures and the like. She’s new to tumblr, go be one of the first to follow her and beat the rush!

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Just some quick tests to teach myself parallax, morphing and camera control in Toonboom. This is about three hours work. In flash, this would have been over three hours just to animate the figures (probably honestly more for that nice morph tween), then another five to get the parallax working with this much camera motion. And it’d probably crash somewhere in the middle and I’d have had to start over. Really only just starting to get a handle on how powerful Toonboom is.

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Learning Toonboom MORPHS!
The shapes hold SO MUCH BETTER THAN IN FLASH.

IK in toonboom! First day. I’m learning slowly.

WINDOWS 8 ISSUE FOR ARTISTS!

ARTISTS. You may not realise this, but Losedows 8 will adaptively darken your screen when you open potatoshop. Adv power settings to fix!

Late night twitter doodles!
Explanations in the captions, so y’know. Click on a picture.

This is about 30 min of messing around after I got too tired to work.ɹıɐɥ ɯɐ3 ʎzɐɹɔ ʎɯ uı pɹɐɔ ǝɥʇ ǝpıɥ ı

This is about 30 min of messing around after I got too tired to work.
ɹıɐɥ ɯɐ3 ʎzɐɹɔ ʎɯ uı pɹɐɔ ǝɥʇ ǝpıɥ ı

Late night twitter doodle by request- Echidna riding a go-kart!I’m @rexsmeal over on twitter if you’re into that sort of thing!

Late night twitter doodle by request- Echidna riding a go-kart!
I’m @rexsmeal over on twitter if you’re into that sort of thing!

I think most of us have done these- I’m going to call it a ‘wobbler’- or maybe a ‘free motion test’ or something. Really just a fun exercise in motion change. Just take an object and zoop it around however you like. Be whimsical. Imitate a fly, blur, squash, zoom swish pow whack. Loop it up at the end if you like. Anyway, it’s late and I’m doodling. Some real animation soon!

I think most of us have done these- I’m going to call it a ‘wobbler’- or maybe a ‘free motion test’ or something. Really just a fun exercise in motion change. Just take an object and zoop it around however you like. Be whimsical. Imitate a fly, blur, squash, zoom swish pow whack. Loop it up at the end if you like. Anyway, it’s late and I’m doodling. Some real animation soon!