Friday, December 25, 2015

Made a Ball and Socket Armature

Learned to make a ball and socket armature from scratch after work.
The design is based on Nathan Flynn's armature with some adjustments.

This was quite an eye opening experience. I drilled my own steel balls for the first time in my life for example. Metal working has always been something fascinating but far away until I started working at Laika, which meant access to tools and brilliant coworkers who I can learn from. It was quite a learning process but I had a lot of fun making it, and I am definitely trying some design adjustments on the next one.


And I tried animating a walk on 1s. There were some quirkiness in the armature but it works for the most part. The nice thing about building it myself is that I already know all the kinks and weird in him.

Walk Test from Tina T. Hsu on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mushroom Hunting WIP

A new story about a mushroom picking mission after a nuclear accident.
I am still working on this and will be adding or taking things out as I work :p

Monday, October 20, 2014

Moments and Location Sketches on Steroids

some moment boards , and some location sketches on steroids: I find a location and sketch it , and try to capture a moment or put some kind of story into the scene.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

My Animation Reel

My animation reel. I will constantly be updating this.
Sorry it is not public at the moment, please contact me for password if you want to see it.

Tina Hsu character animation reel from Tina Hsu on Vimeo.
00:02-00:23 Stop motion character animation
00:24-01:12 2D character animation
00:13-01:23 3D character animation

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lady and the Sandwich Boy

I boarded a little side story of "LADY and the frog" as a storyboard sample. This is not in the film, but it has been stuck in my head while I was making "LADY and the frog" and I am glad to get it out of my system :).

Lady and the Sandwich Boy--Story sample
from Tina T. Hsu on Vimeo.