Happy 1st Birthday, Collin!
Happy 91st Birthday, Dad! Love Al
Just when you think your day can’t get any worse…
I’ve been following along with “Bad Chad” as he constructs a custom car by welding the top part of a 1936 Oldsmobile 4-door Sedan (with the back two doors cut out) to the bottom part of a 1949 Mercury Monarch. I always envisioned it pulling a gooseneck car hauler (so made a 3d version of that combination). I was a little surprised the other day when Chad talked about turning his into a car hauler as well so got back to this little animation I started a while ago…
I made some still shots of it as well.
My nephew’s youngest boy is 4 this month and likes trucks so I created this little “truck journey” animation for him… Happy Birthday, Carter!
This animation was an accident. A couple of weeks ago I started out with one task in mind than needed a short running segment. While just getting started, I had an idea – which turned into this three minute run through a bunch of places I created for other Al’s Animations projects. Made with Blender.
From the start of the pandemic until now, July 2021, I’ve kept myself busy by making 3d models and short animations using the free open-source software Blender, many of which were tests or were never meant to be made public. However, when I looked at the volume of things I ended up creating and rendering (some good, some bad, and some just plain ugly!), the collection had to see the light of day. For those times in the video where there many not be much going on, the soundtrack of “King Crow and the Ladies from Hell’s” CD “Songs of Misery and Hope” (used with permission) released in 2014 should keep your feet stomping! King Crow was a local Terrace band consisting of my nephew Jeff and 8 other friends from the area. Just be warned – some of these little animations have some or many problems that remain unfixed, and many are just plain pointless….. but they were fun to make. Hopefully you’ll find them amusing or entertaining!
Here’s one that’s not out of my mind – but instead based on a drawing of a character posted to Instagram by Nigel Altmann a couple of years ago… I built the basic model last fall but only recently rigged it for animation. Here’s a little run-by to try it out:
Here’s Nigel’s original post and picture… Thanks for the concept Nigel!