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‘How to customize a sprite's face’ features step-by-step instructions from an expert VFX artist. You won’t get lost in this tutorial! The instructions will feature screen captured video and expert narration of exactly what happens within the program. In over three hours of video you will see the point of action with a highlighted mouse point. You will be provided with all the assets shown in the tutorial so that you can follow along and learn how to customize a sprite’s face. Then you can customize the sprites in CTA2 to exactly suit your stories.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Please note: this course should be viewed in HD otherwise it will be difficult to follow the screencast. You can switch HD on in the Udemy browser by looking on the right-hand side of the control bar and clicking on the dark grey HD button located between the total time and the loudspeaker/volume control. Once you have clicked this, it will stay on by default.
This lecture contains three downloadable resource zip files, which are necessary for the rest of the course.
|Section 2: Preparing CTA2 Sprite|
Making Head Guides from Dailies
Cropping Head Guides
|Section 3: Setting up in Illustrator|
Setting Up Illustrator
Understanding CTA2 Sprites
|Section 4: Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite|
Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite, getting organized
Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite, drawing the glasses
Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite , drawing the nose
Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite, drawing the moustache
Drawing the 00 Degree Sprite, saving your work
Testing the 00 Degree Sprite in CTA
|Section 5: Drawing the 45 & 90 Degree Sprite|
Making the 45 Degree Sprite
Making the 90 Degree Sprite
Fixing and Testing the 45 and 90 Degree Sprite
|Section 6: Drawing the 270 & 315 Degree Sprite|
Making the 270 and 315 Degree Sprites
Loading the 315 and 270 Degree Sprites
|Section 7: Finishing Touches|
Creating Continuity in the outline for all Sprite Degree
Movie Making requires a team. There are three of us on the MakinMovies team, each with complementary skills and experience. We will each appear in the courses to give you a perspective on how a team works together to achieve a particular movie-making goal. We are:
Julian Darley, writer/ director
Julian began his film career at the National Film School. His first production company, Blue Chip Productions started in 1983. It made industrial and educational films and music videos, most notably Mel and Kim’s FLM.
Julian went to Hollywood in 1988 as a script doctor on feature films such as The Heist (with Pierce Brosnan). He then went on to work for story guru Robert McKee and collaborated with Lawrence Bender (Tarantino’s producer) on a number of ultra-low budget films such as Nancy Reagan’s Out Of A Job. In the 1990s, Julian pursued an academic career gaining two masters degrees. In North America, starting in 2001, Julian built the system and created the content for one of the world’s first Internet broadcasting stations.
In the last five years, Julian has written over 20 movie projects. Julian is a member of Directors UK.
Alan Marques, Animator and VFX Supervisor
Alan Marques is a VFX Supervisor with thirty years experience with visual effects for cinema, computer graphics and digital post production. He is an avid technophile, constantly working with the latest technologies in visual effects and digital post-production tools.
Celine Rich, Producer/ story development
Celine Rich is a founder of Mysterious Movies and Cardora Moviecards. She manages the production aspects of the projects and is involved in story development.
Celine Rich is a member of Women in Film and Television UK.