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2019 new projects. Zero Waste is here to stay.

Hello old friends. It’s been a while.

I’ve recently moved back to the beautiful and sunny Barcelona after 7 years in beautiful busy London.

I’ve been working on a  few projects and today  I want to introduce you to my new series about zero waste tips.

My sister is part of the Zero Waste Barcelona Network (yes, she is pretty into it :D) and I find it fascinating the number of little things we can do every day to make this world a better place for us and for future generations.

I was a scout girl for many years, and our motto was to “make the world a bit better than how you found it”

The Zero Waste movement is a lifestyle where people aim to eliminate their trash output completely or at least as much as it can be done within their possibilities. By reevaluating the way they approach the concept of trash, leaders of the zero-waste movement are teaching the world that we all have the ability to make a difference in protecting our environment.

Here’s my contribution:

There are more videos to come, stay tuned! 🙂

Anna

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Goodbye London

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7 years, 4 months and 3 days. This is how long my London adventure has last.

It’s been a wild ride. There were bad times and good times, of course, but looking back I can say that, overall, I’ve loved every bit of it.

I’ve loved discovering the Southbank and the BFI for the first time.

Jumping on to the London Eye.

Visiting the British Museum, the V&A, the National Portrait Gallery.

Going the Tate Modern and having coffee on the 5th floor while watching the sunset on St. Paul’s cathedral.

Visiting the Sky Garden, walking around Greenwich park while admiring the Canary Wharf.

Going to free events, meetups, meeting people from all over the world.

Sharing flats with creative and awesome people and living with a wonderful partner for 3 years.

It has been an enriching and fulfilling experience.

And now is time for me to move on to a new adventure: Barcelona, the city where I was born and raised, is my next stop.

Going back home might seem like a step back but in my heart I know is the right one.

I’m moving back to be close to my family and also because I feel Barcelona can offer me exciting and new opportunities. Is not London, but still is pretty cool.

To all the people who have been part of this journey, I want to say THANK YOU.

You all have a space in my heart. Come visit me in Barcelona 🙂

Love you all

Anna

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#animationMonday challenge. Week 7. Animating cameras.

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Happy Monday cupcakes;

Last week I missed my weekly post as I was in Barcelona spending some time with my family.

This week I wanted to do something different.I want to show you how to animate a camera to showcase your 3D modelling works.

I will assume that the scene has been set at 25fps or 29.97fps, doesn’t matter. I will also assume that you have your 3D Model in the scene 🙂 Let’s get started:

1.-Create a locator

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2.-Move the locator to the center of your 3D Model

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3.-Go to Modify-Freeze Transformations: now your locator has value 0 on all the attributes in the Channel box

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4.-Create a new camera

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5.-Go to view from the camera

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6.-Set your camera view somewhere nice and steady so you can see your model in full

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7.-Go to Perspective View- Press 4 so you can see the inside of your model

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8.-Select first your Locator and holding Shift select your camera

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9.-Change to Animation Menu on the top of your Maya screen

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10.-Select Constrain/Parent- now your camera is linked to your Locator so if the locator moves the camera will move with it

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11.-Select only your locator and set a key frame on Frame 1

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12.-Go to frame 125 and set another key frame for the locator

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13.-Change the Locator’s Rotate Y value to 360

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14.-Now change the value on your timeline to 124, one frame less so there’s a smooth movement between frame 125 and frame 1

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And voilà! You have now a fully animated camera that pivots around your 3D Model smooth and nciely. Click on Play and enjoy!

And that’s all for today my little monkeys. Hope you have an amazing week and do a lot of animations. Have fun!

Anna

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#animationMonday challenge. Week 6. Animating a quadruped

Happy Monday cupcakes

Animating animals can be fun as well as very tricky. I haven’t animated a ton of animals myself. A while back I found an amazing tutorial and a free fox rig online (I’ve put the links at the bottom) This gave me the opportunity to improve my animation skills and get a nice clip of a quadruped walk cycle.

Check it out:

I followed this tutorial from Samy Fecih. He’s an amazing animator and one of the founders of Bring Your Own Animation. And I will never be thankful enough for that. Check it out is really cool.

You can also download this Fox Rig for free at Creative Crash.

Hope this motivates you to practice quadruped animation, it can be a lot of fun.

Have a wonderful week everyone.

Anna

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#animationMonday challenge Week 3. The bouncing ball

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Happy Monday little monkeys 🙂

Today I want to present you “The bouncing ball”. This is one of the first exercises that you learn when you start studying animation. The idea is that it has all the basic elements and that it can be applied to any cycle, walk, run etc.

I found a very cool tutorial from Angryanimator.com. You can check it out here.

I did some bouncing ball exercises during my 3D Animation Master Degree but I realised that I’m a but rusty since you need to keep doing it every now and then.

You can check the Bouncing ball animation test here.

It can look like is not much but all experienced animators agree that if you master the Bouncing ball you will have accomplished a big thing and it will be much easier to keep improving your animation skills.

So even small things can make a big difference. Remember that.

And that’s it for today! Have a wonderful week you animation geeks 🙂

Anna

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#animationMonday challenge. Week 2. A Walk Cycle

week2_v2Happy Monday everyone. After an amazing weekend in Barcelona I came back to London ready for the week ahead.

On the video today I want to show how a walk cycle looks like. Cycles are very important because you can check This one is a bit rough and needs lots of improvement.

Today is also Bring Your Own Animation (BYOA) day. This means that a bunch of animators will meet in a pub in central London and they will have feedback from animation experts. It always amazes me that they are kind enough to spend a few minutes looking at shots and giving you advice on how to improve it. Without asking anything ireturn. I love going to BYOA. You can talk to other animators, get feedback on your shots and is always fun to be around like minded people. As Sir Ken Robinson says on his book The Element: find your tribe. It really helps keep you motivated 🙂

Have a wonderful week cupcakes.

Anna