Sunday, January 18, 2009

Flash CS4 IK Walk Cycle Test

Finally! I've got Flash CS4!

People in Adobe finally came to their senses and added inverse kinematics in Flash. I can't imagine how Flash animators managed to live without it, but one thing is for sure: I won't have to purchase Animer Studio after all. Yay Flash!

Anyway, here's my first animation test using Flash IK armature. It took me some time to get the hang of it (my mom was ticked off because I didn't leave the computer yesterday), but I finally did it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Don Pepito - lip-synching test (Spanish)

This is a lip-synching test I did in Flash. This is a traditional children's song in Latin America and Spain. It's usually sung by clowns. I apologize ahead of time for the brief bathroom humor but I couldn't help myself.

For your convenience here's a translation of the lyrics:

-Hello, Don Pepito.
-Hello, Don José.
-Did you go by my house?
-By your house I went.
-And did you see my grandma?
-Your grandma I saw.
-Goodbye, Don Pepito.
-Goodbye, Don José.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Book Illustrated by Raf!

Coming this March, Grandpa Does Grandma: The ABCs of Senior Sex by renowned professional speaker and author of Kiss Yourself Hello! Phil Parker and illustrated by moi! Is your sex life, after years of marriage taking a turn for the worse? Do you feel your days as a stallion have long gone? Does it feel like you have two left feet when it comes to the horizontal dance? Is your love flame being extinguished by the passage of time? Then this is the book for you!

Still image of an animated banner I did for the book's website. (It's not up yet.)

Not a senior yet? Well, you’re going to be one before you know it, so why not be prepared? It’s never too early to start working on a better sex life and a more loving relationship with your other half. With this book you’ll learn to relive the passion that brought you together in the first place, and of course, reassure him or her that he/she got the best deal when choosing you. It’s fun! It’s romantic! It’s educational! And if that weren’t enough it comes with 26 beautiful and tastefully done illustrations (one for each letter) that complement each topic for your visual enjoyment. And did I mention I’m the illustrator?

So remember the date: March 2009! Don’t let anyone tell you about it. Be the first to read Grandpa Does Grandma: The ABCs of Senior Sex. You want it! You need it! And c’mon, you’ll love it!

Grandpa Does Grandma: The ABCs of Senior Sex – coming this March to a book store near you!

This is the cover you'll be looking for in the book store. Grab it, buy it, read it, enjoy.