Welcome to the UPSTART & RUMMAGE Blog

Here's where you can find all the up-to-date news about the film. If you'd like to comment on, or ask any questions about anything, please don't hesitate to email me on gray@globalanimation.co.uk It would be lovely to hear from you.

Been busy working on the Market Square Scene, which meant re-creating the church and some other buildings so it's taken a while. But now I'm ready to begin animating a couple of scenes in the film.
Below is a clip showing the character who becomes the Navigator onboard the flying Bell-tower!


A quick shot of poor old Rummage being mistreated by the pupils of the school. It doesn't actually show the pupils yet(!).. that will follow.


After moving away from the Market Harborough area, I've been busy re-settling and doing all the stuff you do when you move house, but I'm back on it now though and I'm quite excited about how it's going. I took a huge decision to make some very big changes, so after 3 years working on it, quite a bit will have to be re-done.

The main thing is that I'm completely re-designing Rummage. He's been quite difficult to animate due to the way I designed him, he was very clunky and stiff looking and it also took forever to move the rig when animating. So I've now made him much more articulate which will improve his movement big time and the new rig will now accept motion capture files.

Here's a quick look at the new Rummage!....



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