Game Animation Demo Reel - Rachel Clinton
My game animation demo reel for 2021. All work was completed as a student at SCAD. The reel includes a hero locomotion, fight sequence, idle cycle animation, FPS Shoot Reload and Inspect, and a 3 Hit Combo.
My game animation demo reel for 2021. All of this work was produced at SCAD. The reel features a walk, run, and sprint cycle for a hero character, a fight sequence, an idle cycle with a twitch, a FPS shoot reload and inspect, and a 3 hit combo.
The hero locomotion was inspired by hockey players. I studied the different ways that the players would maneuver across the ice and how I could bring that into the personality of my characters in the way he moves as he goes faster.
For the fight sequence, I was heavily inspired by Jedi's from Star Wars. I love the variety in their movements and thought it would be fun to try a more complicated sequence. I gathered reference from an expert martial artist who specializes in lightsaber tricks. I loved the way the wave principle is shown in the video and used that as my main inspiration.
The idle animation cycle was inspired by ninjas. Based on the rig, I wanted to match her character by creating a stealthy and ready for action type of idle, and then added in a twitch where she looks around ready to pounce.
The FPS Shoot Reload was a really fun exercise. I wanted a faster reload and was inspired by futuristic laser guns for the blast effects and sounds. I took reference of myself playing with my Nerf guns to get the timing down.
Lastly is the 3 Hit Combo. I used the same character as I used in the idle animation, so I wanted to keep the personality of the character consistent. For her fighting moves, I imagined her to incorporate martial arts, ninjas moves, and tricking into one. I gathered multiple sources of reference and compiled them to create a sequence of moves that I imagined she would perform in an attack. I also created the texture for the dummy bag.
Thanks for watching! If you'd like to see more of my process and work, here is my website: https://www.rachelanneclinton.com