Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

In one of my classes this past semester I was further introduced to digital work. So for some Christmas gifts this year I decided to do some little paintings and just different digital pieces. They aren't anything outrageous, but they were fun to make! Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Figure Part 1

I was fortunate enough to be able to fit a figure class into my schedule this past semester. It has been great to get back into the habit of doing more drawing. I have truly noticed an improvement in my work over these past couple years.

This is a selection of some of my figure work from the first half of the semester. We had to submit a portfolio for the class during midterms and finals, so these are some that were in my midterm portfolio. Enjoy!


It certainly has been a while since I've posted. I finished with my fall semester just last friday and boy was it a relief. I've been wanting to post for a while because I've got a lot to post, but it has just been so busy this semester.

Now for the title of this post...I have decided that I want to revamp my blog. I redid the style of it, the title of it, and I want to post different things. I've found myself only posting my animations, but lately I've been trying to do other things, other art. So from here on out, you'll find me not only posting my animations, but my art as well.

So as my winter break proceeds, I will be posting more of my work, including new work that I've been doing in my spare time. Enjoy and keep checking back in!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Waiting, that's the project. Sounds fun right? It actually was! Our assignment was to animate a person waiting. It could be for someone, for something, for anything as long as they were waiting. I took mine in terms of a chauffeur waiting for someone at the airport. This was the last assignment in the series of little animation projects, now we are on to the big one for the semester...the Push Pull. I will try to keep you updated on how that one is going throughout different points of it, so keep checking in. Enjoy!

Waiting... from Tim Palmer on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Silhouette- It's all about the pose!

Alright, so here is our second computer animation project for the year. It's another quick exercise like the walk cycle and we had about a week and a half to work on it. The basis of the project was that we were each given six words to choose three from. The three that we chose were the foundation of our animation and we had to get across those three emotions through our poses. The three words I chose were: hopeful, confused, and panicked. My story went something like this... Arti (the character) is hopeful that his love will come out from her window to see him, but gets confused when she doesn't end up coming out and finally panics when he hears her dad's voice yelling. Short and sweet, but it gives him some character. Enjoy!

Silhouette from Tim Palmer on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Start of a New Year: Junior Year

It's been a busy summer, but I'm back at Ringling now and we're already done with the first two weeks of school. We are off to a running start with lots of assignments and lots of work. Although, I must say I am enjoying them all quite a bit right now. I'm excited for the upcoming year and all that I will encounter, but also nervous due to the fact that second semester means pitching a thesis idea...scary. I should be posting quite a bit of work as the year moves forward, but here is the first project of CA (Computer Animation) for this semester.

It is just a walk cycle, but our teacher told us to show him what we could do, so I did my best in the time allotted. We were given the character and told to animate. I gave the character a happy go-lucky kind of attitude, almost as if he just had his first kiss. Enjoy!

Character Walk from Tim Palmer on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sit Stand!!!

Sorry it's been so long without a post... We've been working on the largest project of the year in our Computer Animation class, so it's been really busy. But here it is! This is my Sit Stand. The requirements were that the character comes into the scene, sits down, reacts to something, and leaves in a different manner. Sounds easy right...? No, not at all. It was quite the challenge to get all of this done and it has taken A LOT of time, but it has all been worth it. I'm quite pleased with my final product and I hope you enjoy it as well! Feel free to leave comments, feedback is always welcome!

PS: For this project, we came up with the story, designed the character, modeled the character (built him on the computer), rigged the character (made it so he could move)(including all of the facial expressions), did all of the textures and colors, modeled the environment, lit the scene, and animated it! Pheeewww

PPS:there is sound, so feel free to turn those speakers on :)

Sit Stand from Tim Palmer on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Robie the Robot Banker

Meet Robie! He is another modeling project like the penguin. Although they are both modeling, they are extremely different to make. We only had a couple weeks to model him, but I spent a lot of time on him. Even with all the time put in, there was a lot more I could have done to him. Enjoy!

Robie the Robot Banker from Tim Palmer on Vimeo.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Animation Exercises

Here's what I've been working on since the beginning of second semester for Computer Animation. It is a collection of different animation exercises. Each one has a specific goal about what it is supposed to teach us. They are also to help us prep for our upcoming project, which is the SitStand project. It will be my biggest project yet, so make sure to check back in for it!

Animation Exercises from Tim Palmer on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Some Figures

So I haven't taken a figure class since first semester of my first year, but I've had the opportunity to sit in on some classes and workshops this year, so I thought I'd post a couple of my figures. Enjoy!