Aaon doing YMCA

This was an animated short of General Aaon‘s avatar originally created by Jennifer D’aww. I learned a lot doing this piece, including how to “bake sounds into f-curves” so that the dance floor reacts to the music and creating my own shader to manipulate the colors depending on the music and beat.

I also learned a lot about rigging and weight painting as well as why the hips often use a diagonal geometry rather than a square one. There is just a lot to learn and make mistakes with in 3D, but I’m glad I’m doing it now and still having fun and getting great results that people can laugh at!

Onward and upwards!