Thursday, December 16, 2010

Class 1 Week 10, 11 and 12

Hi guys!
I'm done with my Class 1, I'm pretty sad that it is over but I'm so excited to begin my Class 2 in january :)

So here is my pregress reel for this term and the pirate walk I've made for my last assignement.
We had to make 3 more poses with Stu with the feelings: Concerned, exhausted and balance.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Class 1 Week 8 & 9

Hi There!
Here is my post for my assignment of week 8&9, this was about our first vanilla walk cycle. First we have to make a blocking pass and week after we have to polish this walk. I was a bit anxious before I tried but it was cool to do, now I feel a bit more confortable with is the goal of this program I think :)
Stu poses were fun to do also, subjects were "Physical Strength" and "Concerned"

Ballie Vanilla Walk Blocking from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

Vanilla Walk Cycle Final from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Class 1 Week 7

Hi happy people!
Here is my assignment for last week. We had to animate a character called Tailor, a squirrel hehe. It's all about overlapping which is pretty much complicated I have to admit. I learned a lot this week!!

Tailor from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Class 1 Week 6

Hi there!
Week 6, we are at the end of the first half of Class 1!!
This week assignment is about overlapping, once again one of the principles of animation. It was cool to make this animation because now I begin to use interaction with other animated props!
Poor Stu he was absent this week and I think he will not be back next week ;)

Pendulum from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

Class 1 Week 5

Here is the famous "Obstacle Course"
This week assignment is the beginning of the Squash & Stretch learning. One of the 12 principles of animation. It's becoming more more dificult every week but it's definitely fun to do!!!

Obstacle Course from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

And what about Stu this week? Stu was so devastated this week look at that :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Class 1 Week 4

Week 4 is ended!
For this week we had to show the difference between a heavy ball and a light ball. Playing with timing and spacing to show this contrast.
There it is

Monday, October 25, 2010

Class 1 Week 3

This week assignment was about making a ball bounces on a ground. It looks very easy to do before you start but in fact it is not :)

Simple Bouncing Ball from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

I also have to do my week pose with Stu, the subject was "Excitement" so that is what I've done.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Class 1 Week 2 Stu poses

Here's my poses, I'm waiting right now for feedbacks from my classmates and maybe I will tweak a bit my work!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Class 1 Week 2

Hi, today I'm gonna post my first assignment to the AM's website. This week we have to make sketches, choose one and pose the Stu model in Maya.
So here are my sketches that I've done. Tomorrow I'm going to try one pose in Maya.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

First walk cycle

After reading books and watch different things on the internet, I've decided to make my first walk cycle. I've tried to make it different than traditional ones because for me it looked more easier, I don't know if it's normal :) I'm just a beginner.

First walk cycle from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.


You've been accepted as a student at Animation Mentor.

Awesome!!!! I am accepted at Animation Mentor. I did not think of being so happy one day in the reception of an e-mail. I begin, as other students, at the end of September, and I will try to update this blog best which I can.

Photos from Eurodisney, Paris

Photos from Eurodisney, Paris

Photos from Eurodisney, Paris

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Flatiron from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

This is a sequence of a commercial film I've made for Calor
Modeling, shading, lighting, compositing, and a little bit of FX :)

Vacuum Rowenta

Vacuum from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

Shading, lighting, compositing

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Paradiski resort

First image test of a promotionnal film for the ski resort "les Arcs" in France. No compositing. WIP.
Modeling, shading, lighting

Friday, May 28, 2010


Furniture from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

Furniture design by a friend.
Modeling, shading, lighting, compositing

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sun Glasses

3D rendering for a sunglasses retailer.
Modeling, shading, lighting, compositing

Monday, May 17, 2010


This was only a test for simulating movement of leaves with a little bit of sun
Modeling, lighting, shading, animating, compositing

Friday, May 14, 2010


MailBox from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

Mailbox in realtime for a video game to come

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Modeling, shading, lighting, compositing

Tricycle Chopper

A personal project for my son Gaspard.
Modeling, lighting, shading, compositing

Pictures at Marseille

Pictures from my canon in the south of France (Marseille). No post prod