Secondary splash breaks the surface...
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Animation: Water Spash Reference- Iron Giant
Greetings internet! Put some of my students to the task of animating a simple water splash. So while reviewing reference in class the computer (or the guy using it) crashed and I couldn't show my examples. BUT, because I have this blog nobody reads I thought I would post two totally awesome splashes from one of my favorite movies, The Iron Giant. The great Michael Gagne styled the effects for this film and also worked on the second shot in this post, while Ryan Woodward worked on the Hogarth splash. Both segments follow below. These are from the scene when Hogarth, Giant and Dean go out to the lake. Hogarth says, "Hey Deeeean! Watch this!" Dean sits in a beach chair with his coffee and newspaper, "We're watchin', we're watchin." This is for professionals only!" and he jumps off a rock into the lake. (Sorry some frames strobbed out but here it is for the most part.) this one is a good stylization of a realistic splash.