Continued from last week, this week's set of gifs feature Red Team!
What's the hardest chupa movement to animate
Answered: Jul 1, 2017
It's both simple and hard, but: walk cycles. And that applies to any character model. The way someone walks is very revealing of their character, so you have to put some thought into it: pace, posture, how the arms swing, the length of the stride, the width of the stride, etc. It also involves moving most key bones of the body at once, so there's coordinating that, too - and for animating in a 3D environment, there's always the trick of how to get a character to walk convincingly along a path.
3 months agoMyshu chupariffic
This GiFriday's a special one!
Last year I collaborated with @synnesai and a good fella named Sam Newmark to make this video:
Synne was our illustrator, storyboarder and concept artist, Sam did the sounds and music, and I modeled and animated the rest.
You can check out Synnesai's badass art pieces (character designs, sets, fake screenshots, etc) for this on her blog right here.
It was a really fun gig, and I was happy to be a part of the team! I should probably also mention that we're not following up on this. It was just a happy one-shot idea, haha.
Something I did to prep for this project was create test gifs for each character. This week we'll start with Blue Team!
Next week: some rowdy Reds.
4 months agoMyshu chupariffic
Heya, thanks to everyone who wished me happy FU on Saturday. It was a pleasure! :)
~ Them's The Brakes ~
My comic release schedule's been revised a tiny bit:
The buttersnake, by the way, uses that decoration on its tail to lure in birds for it to eat. Hmm, I really should cook up a bestiary for all these critters...
4 months agoMyshu chupariffic
~ Unsmooth Criminal ~
Is it pillaging if you're stealing from your own army?
Our website's been updated with a section for fanart and fiction! If anyone wants to pitch in chupa-art, I'll be happy to post it and credit you. :)
Also getting into the swing of things on Discord, so here's a link to chupatime for any of my RT amigos to join us. :D
6 months agoMyshu chupariffic
Shrine maidens come from all kinds of families, yet during a holy war the majority of them are orphans, their parents slain in battle. Maidens are valued as mediums and credited with the power to banish evil and grant good luck to visitors of their shrine. A maiden is bound to her shrine by a vow of chastity that makes them “spiritually pure” enough to communicate with spirits that haunt the grounds. The vow also provides for the only way to officially leave the Maiden Sisterhood: once a maiden finds a mate, they are dismissed from their shrine. This is generally considered more lenient than Omegite sects, where clergy are bound to serve for life, and desertion is punished by death.
How's everyone been? I've been juggling this update and a new animation project. It's tough! I gotta wake up early in the morning for this shit (today it was 6:45, and not even early enough.) Having a blast, though--will always love mah chupas.
<3 y'all too~
7 months agoMyshu chupariffic
These maidens tend to the grounds around the many mysterious, ancient structures dotting the ring-world, provide shelter to travelers and soldiers, and facilitate worship and prayer to the chupas' ancestors (many shrines double as burial grounds.)
There's some debate between scholars and theologians over who built the shrines: Omegite texts say Lord Omega raised them from the earth as monuments to the fallen Predecessors, while some archaeologists wonder if they've been around even longer than chupa-kind.
Shrine maidens have interesting standing on Sirca, politically-speaking. Although they're not Omegites, they are considered clergy for taxation purposes, and the spiritual nature of their service is one of the only kinds tolerated under the House of Omega.
7 months agoMyshu chupariffic
It's Friday, but I don't have a gif today--I've got a video!
(I'm still not sure how to embed shit)
I'm pretty happy to have that project completed. It's my last "Red vs Blue feat. Chupathingys" video, and a helluva note to end on. Four minutes of animation is the most I've ever done for a project (and it took over two months and a lot of experimenting with render settings) but it came out a'right, and for my next project I'm looking forward to making even longer, cooler, better stuff.
Cheers to @OroborosNZ for his help with rendering as well as some good suggestions.
And another cheers to my crew on Patreon! I've been enjoying the social features of that platform a lot, especially the ability to follow and comment on creators even if I don't support them. I've discovered a lot of cool artists that way.
I've made the WIP posts on my account public, so if y'all want to see the progress on that video, everyone's free to look. I'll also be posting progress on my next project there, so follow me if you like!
Welp, back to work on comics.
9 months agoMyshu chupariffic
I won't take a lot of you guys' time here, so, ah... let's see. I should think back on stuff that happened to me in the past revolution of the earth ('sup, science.)
I posted a video that got over 100,000 views on YouTube. I'm STILL not sure how/why I made that animation, but it attracted the full force of the Undertale fandom, and lemme tell ya: those kids are a little nuts (I got a comment on the video that was, plainly and without context, "potato.") At any rate, that was a fun achievement and I learned some cool stuff.
I jumped into FurAffinity and boy howdy, that exceeded my (very, very, veeeeeery low) expectations. But hell, screw the stereotypes--even if turning off the SFW filter makes the front page of FA look like a goddamn kaleidoscope of hairy diaper sex dungeons and people crawling out of Charizard's anus, furries are actually super-nice and welcoming. The chupa comic racked up 250 watchers in no time, and I made some cool friends (a few of them very talented artists!)
Speaking of furries burning in hell, I submitted an animatic to the LetsPlay Community animation contest. Didn't place, but raccoon!Jeremy is now my headcanon and you can't stop me.
I started a Patreon! I'm very happy with the response it's received so far, and I'll always appreciate my patrons, seriously. While it's not enough to quit my day job, that kind of support helps in ways that can't be counted.
It's cool, too, to take some steps towards being financially independent. Even if Patreon in particular isn't the answer to that, I'm still working towards improving my quality of life (and my artwork!)
Also cool that I can make extra income without resorting to drawing furry porn on FA 24/7. Y'know, just throwing that out there.
Speaking of Patreon, some of y'all know I love it as a platform for supporting artists. I don't have a lot of cash to throw around, but I try to chip in a buck or two to some'a these very rad people (innnnnnnnncoming plugs):
Phew, that went longer than I expected. But hey, are you a gentle community member with a Patreon? Tell me 'bout it!
"What program do you use to draw?"
"What about your 3D models/animations?"
Blender 3D - highly recommended! It's free, even.
"Are you open for requests/commissions?"
Not right now, but watch me for the chance to adopt chupababies!
LFTO - Let's Figure This Out Networking
Zero Punctuation Appreciation Group
Monty Oum and his legacy
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