Monday, February 06, 2006

Stupid Sock Creatures

Here's another book of quirky characters, awaiting my attention. Now this one utilizes socks instead of knitting and also isn't as soft and cute as their knitted cousins. These "creatures" seem to be more monster oriented and might be better suited for boys. Of course the wonderful thing about creating is that you can make any modfication you like!


Blogger Jake said...

Hi Nanogirl. Welcome back.

Did you get your hectic work period behind you?

7:49 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hi Jake! I did finish the movie commision (
museumfuture/documentary.htm) but to my surprise, right after, I was comissioned to animate a looping butterfly and a dragonfly for a movie producer (see: The Suit, then I had a request for a newspaper interview from one of the areas I lived in when I was a child and I spent a few days writing that up, and now I'm talking to a gentleman who solved protein structures (June 23 Nature) that could be used for gene therapy. We just started talking so I'm still trying to find out the animation details. One thing after another! But, I am not in the same crunch mode that I was, at least as far as I know : )

1:51 PM  
Blogger *Kumi said...

The book sounds interesting!

4:23 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hi kumi, yes, I like the sock idea, it makes you see socks at the department store in a whole new light!

4:42 PM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

This is a fun book! I bought it for my hubby for Christmas!

8:01 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh how cool joleen!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Jake said...

I've had one up close and personal encounter with someone in your line of work. This had to be 10-15 years ago (I'm bad with dates) and I was charged with developing a training video for my job. I had a pretty good budget and we brought in a real production crew, hired real "talent", and had real post-production. The computer they used for the computer graphics cost $50,000, but you could probably but the equivalent power today for about $1,000. Anyway (I'm rambling here), this guy got on this computer and I watched him create a 3-D rubik's cube. And each of the 9 squares on each side had a video clip playing on it, except for a few. And then he made the thing rotate around while it was flipping sides like rubik's cubes do, and at the end of the clip the non-video panels lined up to display the title of the training video. It was very cool. Actually, he started at the end and then worked backward. It took him all morning to finish a 15 second clip, but it was very cool, and I've been totally impressed with people like you ever since.

So that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

4:36 PM  
Blogger alaphrench said...

You'll have to be share the newspaper article!!!! Can't wait to read it!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thanks. I would love to, keep your fingers crossed that I can get my hands on a copy. The freelance writer apparently doesn't even have much success at getting copies for himself. I'm going to call my childhood best friends mom who still lives down there and ask her if she can pick up a few copies for me. I called my friend and gave her a heads up. I'll let you know.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hi Jake, very cool. I could still use that money to get a nice animation work station! : ) Anyway, most animations of course have a model which is animated and then either a material is generated within the program or an image of any kind is wrapped around the image to give it the texture we see in the end. This material can also be a movie, and an individual object can be segmented and have multiple materials. I have a personal project in que that would use this feature, but I'm hush, hush until it's complete. Most likely it will be a while since I have to keep trying to lure in paying jobs and a lot of my fun stuff gets put on the back burner. Thank you for the story, I really enjoyed it and thanks for supporting your fellow animators, very nice.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Here is the newspaper article (please post comments over here - thank you)

8:26 PM  

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