This is me in 8 bit. Take a moment to laugh, giggle, and then realize how stinking cool that really is. From the content on my blog by now you realize just how much I love Wreck It Ralph. This movie will always hold a special little corner of my heart simply for the fact that I’ve seen so much behind the scenes stuff from it. To check out my previous posts just click on my Wreck It Ralph Tab HERE. Make sure to check out me as Vanellope in the ADR session. That in itself is mega cool and will give you a giggle.
I’m going to try and break the day up into multiple posts throughout the month, but here’s the best of the day moments for you now:
The VISUAL DEVELOPMENT Pod: Mike Gabriel and Bill Schwab
I love learning about the history of an animated character. When you go see an animated movie you are just seeing the final copy. Going behind the scenes with Wreck It Ralph we learned that 28 designers had over 500 different versions of Ralph before deciding on the final look. Everything from a “blob” to a “yeti” to one with a “horn.” It was great hearing how they would “fight for a few weeks” for a certain look. Then someone would come up with e “better version” and everyone would kind of go, “Yep. That works.” Take a look at some of the initial concepts below. I really like the Ralph with the Afro.
These are only FIVE of the different versions! You can imagine how hard it was to go through and pic a final look. If you could pick a different version which would you like to see?
The ART & SCIENCE OF RIGGING Pod: John Kahwaty
What is rigging?
Before a 3D character model can be handed over to the team of animators, it must be bound to a system of joints and control handles so that the animators can pose the model. This process is typically completed by artists known as character technical directors (TDs), or riggers.
As someone who uses a computer for almost everything this was fascinating to me. I thought…Hey, I can use photoshop pretty well. I bet I’m good at this. WRONG. I can see how even this one aspect could take years to learn and more years perfecting. Especially on a film like Wreck it Ralph. Check out my Ralph doing a version of a tummytuck dance….Yeah that’s what I’m calling that.
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