Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Green Monster and Lego's

Because I needed an extra computer for use at home, I took my old PC from the attic and found some old, short stop motion tests I did six years ago. 

It's interesting, by seeing this I remember that I was doing CG animation for work, but never had a job as a stop motion animator. Whenever I wanted to do build some things or do stop motion, for myself, I went to my parents home, where I turned my old bedroom in a small studio. Actually, it's the same space where I shot the Groove commercials.
In the attic I created a small corner (the workshop) with all my tools and materials. 

It's funny, that working on this old computer, takes me back to an younger me.

Anyways, the first two are from a monster character I created, mentioned in an earlier post (in this post it says "As soon as my computer likes me again, I'll upload some test animations I did", I guess I forgot about that, oops!).
Around the same time I did an other animation test with Lego's. Enjoy watching! :)

Monday, 30 November 2015

Monday, 8 June 2015

Motion control... working!

Hi! I started working on my motion control project again!
In May 2011 an article about a DIY motion control caught my attention. I was especially interested to try it with the Dragonframe software. I followed the idea of Martin Koch but replaced the wire with a steel threaded rod and two nuts, to make it more suitable and reliable for stop motion animation.
Because I was working on other things as well I only started ordering the materials in 2013. After assembling everything, the rail movement worked when testing a few scripts, but I couldn't control it with Dragonframe.
 Now, after two years (and again, working on other things), I decided to give the prototype another go. And for some reason it works! I uploaded the provided script (without the kill switch line in the code) and the Arduino Uno connects and works perfectly with Dragonframe :)

I made a little video to show you the MC in action!
I'll do some more tests later to find out how well it can return to it's original position and such.

Motion Control - First test from Maarten Van Rooy on Vimeo.

Sunday, 3 August 2014


This is the streetview I have from my home.


Charcoil on paper.

Monday, 24 March 2014

New website & showreel

I recently have a new portfolio-website! There is a new showreel on there too!

Monday, 11 November 2013


Drums commercial

Here's another commercial I did for Groove Music Shop:

Tuesday, 22 October 2013