Project Manager for Softimage, version 2!

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A Simple Project Manager for Softimage, version 2! Using Python, MySQL and JavaScript!


Simple Project Manager v2 from Mike Ogawa on Vimeo.


Grabbing the House!

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Keyframe animation and Softimage's Ice Particles done at ClanVFX!


ClanVFX - Grabbing the House (Keyframe animation + Ice Particles) from Mike Ogawa on Vimeo.


Tentacle rigging and animation done at ClanVFX!

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Tentacle rigging and animation done at ClanVFX!

 
Tentacle Rig and Animation! from Mike Ogawa on Vimeo.

Robot Rigging and Animation - ClanVFX!

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Robot Rigging and Animation done at ClanVFX!







Possum Concept!

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A concept for a short film...






Cow RIG!

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This is my first attempt to use Softimage ICE to drive the deformation of arms, legs, spine and tongue...
Lots of things to improve yet... but here it is so far!... There's also a quick animation test in the end...
Basic rig, facial controls and doritos generated with my Rigging Tools...

Feel free to send me some suggestions!
Thanks for watching!


Cow RIG! from Mike Ogawa on Vimeo.


Rigging Tools!

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This is a set of tools developed in Python to help rigging basic characters on Softimage!
Up to now, it is divided in 3 groups:

1) BODY RIG: A basic rig is created after positioning the shadow rig nulls. It includes, IK/FK and stretch arms, legs and spine. Afterwards, you'll need to refine the envelope manually.

2) AUTO SHAPE CONTROLS: Creates automatically all shape controls and organizes it on your screen. You just have to choose an .obj with the shape. Right and Left shapes are automatically created through weightmap creation on ICE according to the size of the head.

3) DORITOS: Doritos controls are created automatically by creating a cluster of all points where you'd like to have a control. Afterwards, you'll need to refine the envelope manually.

Feel free to send me some suggestions to improve this tool!
Thanks for watching!



Rigging Tools Prototype! from Mike Ogawa on Vimeo.

Wolf Rig

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Hi there! This is an old rig made on Softimage!
I did it back in 2011, but as they decided not to continue the short movie, I'm able to post it now!
Concept, modeling, face shapes done by Graça Filmes team!
Feel free to send me some comments!
Thank you for watching!



Ginger General!

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This is an animation that I'm trying to turn into an online series here in Brazil! It is called Ginger General! All text are in Portuguese, but there are no voices! So it might be easy to understand!
Feel free to post me some comments and suggestions!

Charlie!

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Just practicing drawing and digital painting... First one, Charlie Sheen!...

11 second june 2011!

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My 3rd attempt for the 11 second competition!
This time I got 5º place and I am very very very happy with the result!!
Please feel free to add any comments!

General!

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Back to animation! This is my mascot!... It was originally created for a 2D exercise. But then, I turned him into a 3D character and it seems to be working well! A lot of improvements to do yet!
Please, feel free to add any comments!
Thanks!

ICE Feather Prototype!

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Well, I decided to study Softimage ICE a little bit further, so now I'm trying to build a feather system! So far, it doesn't have anything super, but it is working quite nice, although I still have lot of work to do!...
Please, feel free to add any comments!

11 second may 2011!

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My second attempt for the 11 second competition!
They provided a very interesting sound so I decided to give it a try!
Well, I got 25º place this time!... It is still not much, but that was much more than I expected!
Please, feel free to add any comments!

Anjinho Telefónica!

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I enjoyed very much doing this work! We pushed a little bit our boundaries and decided to put as much details as we could on a very tight schedule!...
Work done at Tribbo-Post! (www.tribbo.com.br)
Model: Mike Ogawa, Marcel Tsuruda, Dario Siqueira, Luiz Adriano
Rig: Mike Ogawa
Animation: Mike Ogawa, Henrique Campanha, Fabricio Chamon
Shader: Luiz Adriano, Mike Ogawa, Henrique Campanha, Fabricio Chamon, Eduardo Teles
Light/Render: Luiz Adriano, Henrique Campanha, Fabricio Chamon, Eduardo Teles
FX: Luiz Adriano, Fabricio Chamon

Jogos Militares!

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This video shows some information about the Military Games that took place in Rio in 2011.
Model, Animation, Shader, Light, Render done by Digital21.
I did the rig of all characters!

Ice Kinematics FootRoll!

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Just a simple test on ICE Kinematics! It's a footroll using one controller and colliding with the ground!
It was based on Helge Mathee's old post at Softimage Blog (http://www.softimageblog.com/archives/94)
Please, feel free to add any comments!
Thanks!

Basic AutoRig!

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My AutoRig system! Up to now, it is just for basic characters...
A lot of work to do yet!...
Please, feel free to add any comments!
Thanks!

Escola Solidária!

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This was a very nice work done at Tribbo-Post (www.tribbo.com.br).
We had 34 characters that were built using the same body (only change in props).
All props were in one base character that generated all other characters.
Model: Mike Ogawa, Marcel Tsuruda, Eduardo Teles, Dario Siqueira
Rig: Mike Ogawa
Animation: Mike Ogawa, Fabricio Chamon
Shader: Mike Ogawa, Fabricio Chamon, Eduardo Teles
Light/Render: Fabricio Chamon

Ronaldo and the Owl!

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Here we have Ronaldo trying to hit the owl! A Brazilian soccer gag...
Work done at Tribbo-Post (www.tribbo.com.br)
Model: Luiz Adriano, Marcel Tsuruda
Rig: Henrique Campanha, Fabricio Chamon
Animation: Mike Ogawa, Henrique Campanha, Fabricio Chamon
Shader/Light/Render: Luiz Adriano, Henrique Campanha, Fabricio Chamon, Eduardo Teles