A summary of projects I've completed and worked on, in so exploring creative ideas and becoming more knowledgeable of different programs.
A story of a girl and a cat
This short film is about a cat and a girl in a casual afternoon. I want to express the easiness in how your vision of the world beside you can change if you interact with it-- that the world is not that hostile as you think it is.
2d demo reel
A reel showing principles
of animation and own personal interests
This walk is a 2d demonstration of my animation skills and interests. There are animations done on paper, Clip Studio Paint and Toon Boon harmony. They are edited into one video using Premire pro.
Internship for FlashMonkey Inc., creating the mascot Flash
Focusing on giving life to the icon of Flash Monkey, this project is proposed to create Flash, the mascot of Flash Monkey Inc. Principles of animation is demonstrated through the character, which endows an energetic personality to him. The model is created using Zbrush, and painted within Substance Painter. Afterwards, the character is generated to Maya, where he is rigged and keyframed to demonstrate how Flash would move and act.
3 demo videos had been made to demonstrate the character.
A 3d animation for Flash has been created based on a given recording to introduce the company.
©All rights on Flash belong to FlashMonkey Inc.
Illustration for animals
An investigation of gouache and the natural world
To become more familiar with the shapes and colors of animals and plants, I decided to investigate and create a series of illustration drawings. The material is gouache and watercolor paper.
2021.5 ~ now
The story of Waterman
Cocoon is a 3d animation that explores the theme of freedom and restraining. Formed from droplets of water, the waterman tries to explore the world outside of the building but finds that he is restrained to a world he thought meant freedom.
A video exploring the process of turning 2d characters into 3d and telling a story between them
If parallel worlds existed, the worlds created in literature and artwork would also exist in another dimension. Based on this inspiration, the main purpose of this video is to try changing the 2d prospective of characters in Plants vs. Zombies into 3 dimensional, giving the charactors an environment whom they live by themselves and have their own life. All models used in the environment are modeled in Zbrush and painted in Substance Painter. The video is keyframed and generated through Maya.
Exhibition: The Cat world
Collaborated in the group exhibition Imaginary Worlds, which is hosted by Wade Wallerstein.
Focusing on web and mobile AR, the virtual exhibition seen on the right draws the audience into a fantasy style scene. QR codes can be seen besides the exhibited objects for people to scan and watch the models move in action via phone. Using GitHub as a website platform, VR spaces are created from codes. These spaces are directed to in the QR codes that people scan in the exhibition. After scanning the image trackers next to the QR codes, the model will appear in the screen, moving lively.
Exhibition link: https://hubs.mozilla.com/7FwGnTY/?hub_invite_id=LXxhKMm
GitHub links: (also scannable in the QR codes at the right）
Models presented within the exhibition:
For better experience, please zoom in on the trackers and adjust screen brightness.
Demonstrations of the filter with human model (left) and without (right).
Fish Star Filter
A Facebook AR filter created using Spark AR studio.
Experimenting AR elements, this AR filter was created using the platform Spark AR Studio. An undersea world is created by the floating stars and bubbles. A fish can be see swimming around, which more emphasizes the undersea element of this filter. Face tracking is applied in the filter, whom demonstrated by adding scales to the human face. All models are created, painted and keyframed by myself.
Birth and Death
"What is counted as life? What is seen as death?" This everlasting question inspired this project. A visualized answer was given, The two drawings are two extreme contrasts, analyzing from both color and content. For birth, colorfulness and a high saturation was assigned to bring life to the canvas. An angel can be seen, falling to the ground amongst a shower of meteors. The death portrait brings attention to the theme of being caged. Trapped inside, there is no movement within the area, and there is only a longingness of the light of freedom outside. Both drawings are finished in Photoshop.
A concept design for a unique city floating on the sea
The proposal of this project is to create a city that can work self-sufficiently by itself. Inspired by the legend of Noah's Ark, the city's shell is designed to resemble the shape of a rabbit. Consisting three levels, main citizen activity revolves around the two upper levels, while pipes are laid in the lowest level. The rough design (left) is drawn in Photoshop, while the model is created in Rhinoceros.
An animation character design that was applied in a Pixar or Disney style. The personality of this lion is to look evil on the outside, but is gentle and caring on the inside. The design was completed in Adobe Photoshop. To emphasize the ferocious of the animal's behavior, the back was exaggerated to have a triangular shape, which gives a sense of imbalance and aggressiveness. .This is contrasted with its movement, as seen in the left side of the artwork. The tiger is holding a flower in its hands and smiling.