Thursday, July 19, 2018

Showreel July 2018

I just updated my showreel with some more recent work.
Included are shots from Paddington 2 and Lego Batman, as well as previous work.

Enjoy!



Showreel July 2018 from Beorn Leonard on Vimeo.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Glass Half

The Blender Foundation just released its latest short, "Glass Half".
I wrote and directed it, (this is actually my debut as a director) and it was produced at the Blender Institute in Amsterdam.


The production was very quick, just a little over 7 weeks, so it was quick and intense. So far the response has been really good!

UPDATE: Here is an interview I did with Filmnosis on the making of the movie.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Inktober 2014

This year I participated in #inktober, an art project open to everyone, where you do an ink drawing every day for the month of October. It got a bit nerve racking, especially since I haven't been drawing much in recent years, and I elected to do all my drawings only in ink, with no pre-pencilling allowed.

Still, it was fun and I'll definitely be doing it again next year. Below is a selection of this year's drawings:

















Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Blender Addon : Automatic Rig Layer Panel


Here's a simple addon I just wrote for Blender. It automatically generates a panel in the Properties shelf for toggling visibility for the layers of a rig. Previously this required a custom python script for each character, but by using this addon you can have a panel simply by adding some extra properties to your rig.

Firstly, download and install it from here:
http://www.pasteall.org/41442
(copy and paste it into a new text file, save it as "autoRigLayers.py", then install and enable it in Blender via the user prefs)

Now all you have to do is prepare your rig...

  1. Make a property called "autoRigLayers" and set its value to "1"
  2. Make a property called "layer.1" and set its value to the appropriate layer name.
  3. Repeat step 2 for all the rig layers that you want to appear on the panel

Optionally you can set the number of columns in the panel. This is done by adding property called "layer.cols" and setting its value to a whole number.

Hope this is useful to you. Let me know in the comments below if you find any major bugs.