4 weeks ago
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
It's a massive multiplayer online (MMO) game for kids based on the Kung Fu Panda movie from Dreamworks. It has been a lot of fun and I'm excited to see it up and running. Our in-house animation team got to animate a huge variety of characters on this game(mostly in-world): Characters with 2 legs, 4 legs, no legs, wings, huge gorillas and tiny chopsticks fighting over a dumpling. Great experience and great game. If you have some free time, go there and check it out. Wander around, practice some kung fu, fight some croc minions or play some mini games.
One of the animators that I work with developed some really useful tools for the 'flash character animation pipeline'. He's now allowing anyone to download and try them out for free. I can't say enough about how helpful his tools were while working on the game.
Art Brushes in Flash (new)
I'll try to put together some of my work from the game so I can post it here on the blog. You can, of course, see the finished animations in the game, but I also have lots of thumbnail sketches and roughed out animations that I'd like to post.
By the way, I snapped this photo a couple of weekends ago at Dreamworks while checking out a special screening for "How To Train Your Dragon". I wasn't sure what to think from the watching trailer, but I must say it was really well done with top-notch animation. I recommend.
Posted by Vincent Gorman at 4:20 PM