Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Golf Swing Test

Golf Swing Test from Niles Bontrager on Vimeo.

A 3D animation test of Boris swinging at a ball that goes through a window. Then hits a baby. Then lights the house on fire. Then ...

Boris Rig by Jason Ryan Animation

Monday, November 22, 2010

Turn and Reaction Test

Turn and Reaction Test from Niles Bontrager on Vimeo.

The robot is contemplative. The robot doesn't like you standing on his cat.

Took me approximately 26 hours from start to finish.
Boris Rig by Jason Ryan Animation.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

2010 Animation Reel

2010 Animation Reel from Niles Bontrager on Vimeo.

This is a compilation reel of my best animation work up to October 2010. All of the animation is done by me, the "BasicMan" rig belongs to CCS and the "Boris" rig was used courtesy of Jason Ryan Animation. The musical accompaniment is "Eitheror" by Little People.

2010 Production Reel

2010 Production Reel from Niles Bontrager on Vimeo.

This is a sampling of all of my completed works for the past 3 years. If I were a company, this would be my show reel for 2010. All of these projects were done either entirely by me, or with portions under my direction. Musical accompaniment is "Gravitas" by Little People.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Here are some of the weapons concepts I've come up with for Mike Winn's ARMSmasters project. Some of these I will be model in Maya to test out an idea for making easier work out of animating them later. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Spare Time Art Stuff

Here's a small collection of sketches I've been trying to do in my spare time after work. Some of the pieces shown are preliminary ideas for the ARMSmaster's project by Mike Winn. It's nice to have something creative to throw around ideas with after work. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Le Paint!

Le Sheep!

A quick-ish speed paint today to try and get myself back in the groove of digital painting and to improve with it. Will probably start on another after dinner. As for getting the next one done tonight? Heck if I know.

Saturday, February 27, 2010