September 29, 2012


Anybody that has known me through my animation and film making pursuits knows that I have wanted to learn and implement 3d tracking for as long as i have done animation.  This desire actually goes back to around the first time i saw Lord of the Rings for the first time.
Well ... I JUST DID IT!!  The models and the footage i found online and have kind of been collecting over the years.  This is basically what I think a post-vis scene would look like.   And if you dont know what that means, post-vis is basically the process after a movie has been shot on film and has the rough visaul effects elelments placed in the scene so that the director can see that it is what the film is supposed to look like before they spend the money to finish everything else (final animtion, effects, renders etc.) for the product.

This first one i wanted to just put her into something.  I wanted to try a robot, and still might, but a plan just made more sense with the footage.
plane from Tim Hinton on Vimeo.

For this shot, I am going to animate things coming up to attack her, and she, as the excellent and fearless assassin that she is, takes them all out with no problem.

shooting2 from Tim Hinton on Vimeo.

Let me know what you think!!

September 7, 2012


So my dad called me about a month ago and said that he is doing a heroes theme with his homecoming day parade float at the high school that he teaches.  He said that he wants to have superheroes standing behind and saluting actual war heroes from their community.  He then asked if i would like to draw/paint up some superheros that he could put on cardboard cut outs for their float.  I was pretty excited about the invite.

Here is an initial sketch idea for what i am going to do.  The Superheroes will be life size so there is a lot of work to do on them still  but i am pretty excited about it.  I will also either add one more Justice League member, or take out Spiderman from the avengers, just to make an equal number on both sides.

What do you think?