Archive for the ‘Fictory Production Blog’ Category
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
We’ve got a few work-in-progress shots to share with you. It’s only because we like you.
(Jenkins, with some reading material)
(Robo on the run. The green lines are guides for perspective)
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
and a whole lotta buttons…
And then, TheFictory packed up their gear and headed off to Otakon 2012!
Overall, it was a success. We got some off the wall commissions, met new faces, and sold some limited edition merch.
To everyone who came out to see us, we send a big atomic THANK YOU, it was super fun to meet our fans.
After a fun weekend, we’re back to work.
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
What happens when you get a bunch of animators at a Convention table with nothing to do but talk to fans and doodle? You get a lot of strange drawings. Check out the above. We had a lot of fun making Helsie and Robo do some rather out of character stuff… wait… get you mind out of the gutter.
Look out for us at Otakon all weekend!
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
As with the first round of Robo, we always want our models to match the art of Scott Wegener as closely as possible. Since graphic-novel-Robo has evolved in his design since we first started, our model sheets had to be freshened up a little before we got to work.
Here’s how we had Robo before…
…and below, the updated version. Still Sexy, with just a touch more of that new Robo charm. We poured through all six (to date) graphic novels and found that volume 4 (Atomic Robo and Other Srtangeness) and Volume 6 (the Ghost of Station X) were the most apropos.
If you don’t know already, model sheets are a very important step in producing a 2D animation! They keep the characters consistent, which is especially good for when multiple animators are collaborating on a project.
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Here at the Fictory, we’ve all been buckling down and getting to work. This first week has been the start of a very long project, we’ve got about 12 minutes of material and over 150 shots.
Firstly, this week we have finalized Atomic Robo’s character model.
Nextly, the storyboards have all compiled into an animatic.
Also, some rough animation has been started.
Not a bad week!