Friday, August 16, 2019

Alligator baiting

Alligator alert from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.

An 'alert' alligator.
I *think* usually alligators like crocodiles kind of keep still when they're annoyed and wait for you to do something stupid then they strike out.
They do thrash around more than this too- but I think there is a "Lying down alert " animation I've started where I'll do this (nearly 90 degree turn as they lash out.)
Hopefully though it looks like it wants to bite while busy doing effectively nothing..

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Life drawing at Dust Temple

 Well I made it again....
a lot of people there....
Used my old large chunky pencil thing...didn't really attempt many faces because of that
plus wasn't quite up to it (+male models tend to not hold still/drift and twist- this one did hold still though)- kept wondering if I should have brought my glasses
Still the good thing about a guy as the model is you don't get psyched out by having to make sure pretty girl stays pretty in your drawing,
Mind you I find girls are totally psyched out  when it comes to drawing the guy's penis- they always disappear it or do some kind of estimation so that its clear they didn't really look.
Thing is its like toes or fingers or ears...if you can manage to draw it like it is it adds a lot of credibility and authenticity to the drawing I think....

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Afternoon delight

Wombat_delight from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.

Did rough walk then had to try moving it....
move a bit dodgy and feet sliding esp his left foot
....still why not

Monday, August 12, 2019

Dear Vincent...

Was reading some Van Gogh quotes today.....I think in my youth I'd watched documentaries about his letters to Theo etc...but you know being young you have this optimism and think your struggle won't be his.

but I think now after all this time spent trying to draw most of the quotes are uncanny....and I'm sure that every artist I know would relate as well
In a way I think his thoughts are more valuable than his paintings...
But I was thinking once again of all the opportunities I'd stuffed up, missing life's train and wondering "what now"/ a bit.
Nothing left Vincent but to try and find what you love and do it with love..and hopefully its done well.

Anyway...across the void of time and space I 'dips me lid'

On a completely unrelated note I have no idea why Russia is leading the hits on this forgotten corner of the internet.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

When Alligators attack....

Alligator water attack from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.

(Tried to surreptitiously float it back to the start pos as it shakes whatever its chomped.)


Alligator eat from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.

Alligator anims rendered out of 3ds max to see what needs fixing.
Eat anims not too bad...
Obviously on land alligators/crocodile don't really leap- they kind of charge- but for the sake of a game attack animation I try to make the implausible plausible.
Of course they do launch themselves from the water because their tail can drive them in the water....
but they don't really get 'air' on land.

The quick walk back /reset after the lunge attack thing the back right foot looks a bit quick/flappy,
I think side on it looked ok in 3dsmax but this view shows something is up/needs fixing....
also front right that brief hyperextend is a bit annoying-( might have to lift foot briefly or add shoulder anim to give reach.)....

Possibly also a bit quick ending really...but it's hard ...I always worry I need to keep them short and gamey more than slow and real so often find myself rushing to end them.

Model/bones by Rob, anim by me.

Sunday, August 4, 2019


Don't know why.... but some ideas for a quilt cover...thought I'd try out redbubble and see how one turns out?