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Silhouette Farm

In lieu of actually practicing models or animation I decided to make this thing in Maya. Should have played around more to get the shadow looking nicer but it was fun essentially making shadow puppets in Maya. 

Also, I may regret having not put a rooster atop of the barn. Perhaps it will haunt me for years to come.

But hey, this is the first thing I’ve made myself that I feel right in calling art in years and I had fun doing it!…

Pinkerton Uppercut Test
Started a new punch animation for my Pinkerton rig. Not to, too bad of a start. Took me about an hour and a half, a little longer than it should for what I have on screen but it's more substantial than most of my previous punch efforts. I reckon if I can pull off a unique movement like this every day or so I can say I'm getting my practice in if nothing else.
Legend of Korra Run cycle

Animated a 17 frame run cycle of my Legend of Korra Rig. Gave her more air time than I usually do on runs. I think it turned out okay but there’s something that looks a bit off in the head movement. Probably just a misplaced keyframe. But hey that’s what practice is for, eh?

I should really go for some actual acting animation in the upcoming weeks in regards to my Pinkerton and Rahne rigs. Should be able to pull of a decent lip sync with one of them. This Korra rig probably has the best facial controls but I can’t really hope to put anything I do with her on my reel prominently so it should be with my other characters.

Done in Autodesk Maya as usual.

Korra Rig Walkcycle

Went with a walk cycle to test the Korra rig, I should really make an effort to jazz my cycles up and add more mood to them. For testing rigs simple 24 frame walks are fine but they’re not going to impress many people.

I need to do some more homework is what I’m saying. Things I should have been doing back when I was actually in animation school.

Legend of Korra rig, Turntable

Rendered off a posed turn table of my “Legend of Korra” model now that she’s fully rigged. The skirt still gets a little funny and the facial controls (Specifically the eyebrows) may need some work but she’s pretty much done. Might animate a nice idle or experiment with something actiony with her. 

It was fun to finally rig her and like most character models it’s great if for nothing other than presentation.

And no, this didn’t get Korra out of my system.  Curse you Janet Varney!

Made in Autodesk Maya as usual.


My 3D Generalist reel for June 30th, 2015.

All Assets are mine aside from the in game footage of "Over My Dead Body" that was a collaboration with the DuneWorld Collective.

"Over My Dead Body" can be found:…

The DuneWorld Collective:

Personal Blogs:

Music is the track "Amalgam" from the "Steven Universe" Soundtrack.
  • Listening to: Steven Universe Soundtrack
  • Reading: "Legend of Korra" The Art of Book 3: Change
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Grand Theft Auto V
  • Eating: Cheeseburgers
  • Drinking: Coke

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Dave Baldwin
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"Make Good Art" - Neil Gaiman

Freelance 3D artist, Lover of Comic Books.

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First-Avatar-Wan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Happy Birthday!!
DaveBaldwin3D Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks F-A-W, it's mighty appreciated!
First-Avatar-Wan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
My pleasure!
xx-izzy-xx Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Thanks for watching. It's very much appreciated :icondeathhugplz:
DaveBaldwin3D Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No worries, I really dig you penciling!

Thanks for the Watch back!
xx-izzy-xx Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
No prob :)
aprilmdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!!! :D 
illeity Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey dude! Happy Birthday! Hope you have a good day, no, YEAR ahead :D I send my wishes :D
DaveBaldwin3D Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, thanks. Wasn't a bad day lol. Kind of uneventful but not bad.
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a happy birthday! God bless.
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