I recently bought Pro Motion 6.5, a piece of software designed to allow the creation of pixel art. It’s quite good but has an interface that’s very unintuitive for someone used to Photoshop and GIMP. The online tutorial videos for it are also quite good if you can handle the terrible audio quality.
Just a quick post to add this video to the site. It’s a short animation of a german suplex, a popular move from professional wrestling.
The timing could be adjusted to add a little more weight. The green guy seems a little light but that aside I think it’s okay. Feedback is always welcome!
Here’s a video of the move being performed live, so you can see what I was working towards.
Just a quick post of a playblast I made of a walk cycle. The quality is very low for super-fast rendering but it’s clear enough.
This is a play-through of a game made as part of the Mrof Games Development course at the University of Abertay, Dundee. The game is created using UDK, with art assets created using Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max and Photoshop.
The game is set in a fictional Scottish castle overrun by vampires. Fearghus must storm the castle and defeat the vampires, eventually reaching the vampire lord. Defeat him to complee the level. The game controls similarly to games like Power Stone and Kung-Fu Chaos, with 1 or 2 player platforming and fighting action.
Team Tertiary are…
Producer: Kunal Patwe
Designer: Isabella Wang
Programmers: Donald Hicks, Tony Hilton, Hunter Zhang
Concept art, environment and UI): Bruce Yan, Neal Liu
Character concept, modelling and texturing: Yuting Jiang
Character rig and animation, character particle effects: James Kyle
Audio: Cam Goold
The game was shown at Dare Protoplay 2012 at Cairn Hall in Dundee as part of the Dare to be Digital competition show and associated events. Here’s a video of how it looked there. It’s not quite as polished and played a little worse than the final submitted version but was still received well by the public.
As part of my MProf Games Development I was working on a UDK game in semester 2 called “Tochi Tochi.” I assume that’s the main character’s name but I’e since forgotten why it’s called that. Here’s a video playthrough.
The controls for the game are a little tricky as it’s just a prototype, but it functions and all the game mechanics work as intended. The aim is to get the main character to the level goal while avoiding sunlight. As direct light kills the character it’s a good idea to avoid the beam of the critter enemy roaming the level. The player can possess the critter to move across brightly lit areas. It is essentially a stealth platformer.
I worked on the main character model, textures, rigging and animation. The textures and normal map were taken and improved upon by one of the teams other artists, Bryn Morrison-Elliot. I feel like it turned out okay but I wasn’t very involved in how the character looked once it got into UDK. In the next semester project I made sure to be far more involved in that aspect of the game.
My research images for the project: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43129774/research_images.zip
Also, some examples that informed my design of bird and puppy rig.