Monday, November 30, 2009


I reopened my deviantART gallery to run in conjunction with the blog. I wanted to be cool again, I guess.

Any way, here it is.

There you have it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Aviation Progress

Here's some screenshots of the progress of my senior film, Elementary Aviation.

(That's kinda how I feel at times when working on her rig...)

The Canary is super fabulous though.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I'm in the process of renaming the blog, seeing as "The Animated Life" is already a blog for the New York Times.

I am open to suggestions. In the mean time, the URL is now "cscharrer".

Monday, October 19, 2009

Snow Leopard Cycles in progress

Snow Leopard rig and model is property of Rhythm and Hues, who have graciously allowed SCAD to use it.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Future Project

The title says "future project" but it takes a blast from the past to understand.

I did this for my Digital Form, Space, and Lighting class (same class as painting with light, violin, and the violin gone bad) and we had to use ONLY basic polygon shapes (cubes, spheres, cylinders, cones, toruses) and piece together some sort of aquatic figure or scene with the shapes. And we could only use the three basic manipulators (rotate, scale, translate) on the shapes. No extruding, sewing seams. I was pretty proud of my outcome.

Another future project idea? Model the character in my title bar. She's got talon feet, that'd be fun.

Now I want to go back and take that same idea and make a new model of it. Fun! First I need the time. I should be posting the progress on my senior film soon. Models and rigs oh my!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Freddie will cut you

Except her sword broke so the tip is jagged Q_Q.

Sorry, she still doesn't have boobage, maybe when she gets some better armor.

Still in pencils, now that I look at it I want to fix the hair... must fix...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Winter Village

I just recently finished helping my roommate with her level design project. I got to do some low-poly modeling of a bunch of decorative assets, along with some brainstorming help on the quest details.

Because the objects I modeled, uved, and textured were decorative pieces, I feel the best way to display them is by showing them doing their purpose.

In this scene I did the anvils, spears, axes, bows on the table, and the red oil lamp. I did a few other things but either they weren't used in the final turn-in or you can't see them in any screenshots. I'll post a few single shots of assets later.

You can find more screenshots of Katelyn's project at her site,, which I'll be adding to the sidebar of links also.