Zona Animation: Morning Exercises V2

In this, the final version we’re doing of this proof-of-concept video, Brian put in more fancy stuff and fixes and attention to wonderful details.  Now we dive into production of the actual product, beginning a trailer for the series itself with all the new elements and knowledge we have put together so far.    

Rubbing my hands with glee.   

Warm regards,   

-JED

7 thoughts on “Zona Animation: Morning Exercises V2

  1. Daaaaammmn

  2. One thing I’d suggest with the animations is to work on the head movement. Right now, the neck is very stiff during all the big action and motions, where normally, the head tries to stabilize itself upright and forward towards the target. Even if it doesn’t fully ‘lock’ to the target, it’ll still shift to ‘try’.

    One way you could do this is by blending between World and Local targeting for your Head control (You do have the ability to lock to world or ‘body’ in your rig, don’t you?) to allow her head and face to face towards her focus without getting ‘chicken stabilization’.

    And of course, the hair appears to be in about half gravity or underwater. It looks great in the slow-motion shots, but you’ll probably want to increase the gravity effecting it during the realtime portions.

  3. That was awesome. Will Zona be getting this look in the actual comic anytime soon? Seems like a long while since we’ve seen her kick ass

    1. We are transitioning to the G8 models in Daz Studio for the regular comic, yes. The next time you see Zona, she will be the G8F version, though her hair here is a custom job Brian did for Unreal’s hair simulation, and I won’t be using that in Daz.

      Warm regards,

      -JED

  4. Meanwhile, Mentl is just out of frame, clonking a tree stump with a cast iron pan. (Presuming this is “early days” of the comic, before he figures out he’s a magical badass.)

  5. Poor swordsmanship. Compare to this:

  6. I didn’t realize I hadn’t said so, but it’s nice to see Zona with her torc. 🙂 She looking better and better as the tests goes.

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