Friday, April 28, 2017

Goofing Off

Just messing around.
Wasn't going anywhere.
Keeping loose.
A gazebo, resented allegation and a hoopo.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

McDivot Full Cartoons Set #2

In the following set I didn't actually animate but I did develop the story and story boards. I worked with Calabash in Chicago who did the animations and again audios are by Clean Cuts/Cerebral Lounge.

There's a bit of a story overlap between 3 and 4 since it's how it's show in game. It's sort of a recap. "Previously on the McDivot Show..."

This is my favorite McDivot story. I hope you enjoy it too.
The preview images on these don't seem to want to show but I assure you they are playable.

Morning Bite


Meet Sandy Mulligan

In the Belly of the Beast

Love Gopher Style

McDivot Full Cartoons - Set #1

When "Fairway Solitaire" first launched we needed a set of cartoon videos as a reward to players and also just to give him a backstory.

There was so little time to get these done. I spent many weekends at the office to produce these little cartoons. No one pushed me into OT but I knew that's what it was going to take to get the job done. I didn't complain though since this was something I wanted to do. I mean I really wanted to do this! It was a genuine labor of love.

I wrote, storyboarded and animated these myself since... well... there was no one else to do it. I created the character so it was left to me to follow through and complete the cartoons.

Backgrounds were painted by Bill Meyer and Rhonda Conley.

Audio by Cleancuts and Cerebral Lounge.

Blueprint for Disaster

Rodent Robbery

Drive-By Snooting

In The Lab



The Golfinator!


Animations - Wildshots Set #4

OK. One last set of mini 'mations!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Animations - Wildshots! Set #2

Here's a second set of Wildshot animations. These are pre-audio versions since that's all I could get my hands on.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Fool's!

Yeah, I know. I'm 3 days late. It's been a crazy month so I'm catching up with myself.
This is a Fairway background I did a few years back. Big Fish named two conference/meeting rooms after characters I created. One was Sandy (Sandy Mulligan, McDivot's GF) and the other McDivot. This was eventually turned into a mural in the McDivot conference room. Imagine my surprise when I walked into that room not even knowing they planned on doing this!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Animations - Wildshots! Set #1

I thought I'd try posting more animations.

These are from Fairway Solitaire. We have a series of "wildshots" in the game that can pop up at any time. These little videos illustrate what each one is about in just a second or two or three.

These are the only copies I could get a hold of so there are a few minor rough edges.

I had to be nimble with these. There roughly 30 I needed to do so each one took about a day depending on the number of frames, necessary particle effects, etc...
And like with the featurette cartoons I  was making things up as I went along!

If I recall correctly the first animation is the very first time I rendered McDivot for the game.
This is his debut straight from my brain!

Hope you like 'em!