Here's the first in a series of weekly self-inflicted short animation challenges. The idea is to just take a really simple sub-10-second idea and take it as far as I can in a day or two. It's called "weekly" because I plan on doing one of these every week, indefinitely. I figure it'll help me sharpen my skills and figure out what works for me and just give me a wider variety of experiences and concepts to mess around with. They're not going to be perfect, but I sure hope they improve over time. Here's the first "exercise", some quick jumping jacks. Using the Max rig.
I'm also likely going to experiment with rendering techniques as I go, for fun. This uses some default simple motion blur set up, not sure if I'm crazy about it.