hotel transylvania

Progress – modelling a character

My progress since last week in modelling my main character, Shaun. I still need to model his shirt, add details to his belt(right now it just looks like his shirt is ending there) and add a tie to him. Next would be unwrapping, texturing and rigging him. According to my timetable I should already be doing that so I’m a week behind. There’s also only two months left till the deadline so I might used my backup plan and used a prerigged character for my female character. I’ll probably make the final decision by the end of next week. I’m still not sure about his eyes, as they do look kind of creepy in my opinion, however a similar design worked well in “Hotel Transylvania”, where Dracula’s eyes were similar. Another good example from that movie is Johnny, who also has long, narrow eyes). This short clip gives a good example of how many amazing expressions Sony animators were able to achieve with this character:

It clearly doesn’t just focus on facial expressions, as there’s a lot of running around and body movement but in my opinion the expressions that character makes make the entire scene much more enjoyable and interesting to the viewer, therefore I would argue that they play the major role in making us, the audience empathise with the character.

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Hotel Transylvania - Johnny

Hotel Transylvania – Johnny

Hotel Transylvania - Johnny 2

Hotel Transylvania – Johnny 2

Hotel Transylvania - Johnny 3

Hotel Transylvania – Johnny 3

 

Sources: image 1: http://www.visualhollywood.com/movies_2012/hotel_transylvania/photos/

image 2: http://pixshark.com/hotel-transylvania-dracula.htm

image 3: http://hoteltransylvania.wikia.com/wiki/Dracula

image 4: http://pixshark.com/hotel-transylvania-dracula-bleh-bleh-bleh.htm

image 5: http://pixshark.com/hotel-transylvania-johnny-stein.htm

image 6: http://hoteltransylvania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Johnny_broom.jpg

image 7: http://www.rotoscopers.com/2012/03/14/first-official-images-of-hotel-transylvania/