Let it load for a minute or two, I'm not sure why my recent animations are doing this...or maybe it's my computer...(If the scene selection window has the menu button, it's fully loaded, if not, refresh)
In this round, the contestants find the dark side of city life as they are mugged out of their possessions while Bells does nothing but sit on her lazy butt, and contemplate on the meaning of life.
Jokes aside, part 1 of my Chromatica round versus I worked on this back since mid-December...well, that's a lie, the second part was worked on first, which explains why 90% of this part are animatics. Which is okay, because the second part is when it gets good; this is all basically the introduction and rising action...and stuff. The second part only has 8 seconds of animatics, everything else is animated...excluding a comic part. However, I'm missing some lip-sync for Krazzle because it's such a hassle (it rhymes, ha ha), and I left it for last. It should be finished in, give or take, an hour or two, but I can't work on it this week. Expect it by next Saturday along with an epilogue which is in its coloring stages.
This is basically twice as long as I tend to make OCT rounds, so I seriously bit off more than I could chew. I don't regret it, though, my opponent has been my best friend for a good 15 years, and I owe him that much. But I learned this: I need A LOT of practice in Flash, no more animated rounds from me.
Cast (or better said, my life-savers): Acantha -> Jackham -> Krazzle -> ([link]) Sentinel of paint -> Iyaki -> Me (originally, it was supposed to be ChibiSamii ([link]) but I had some communication problems on my part, still, it's worth a good shout for her)
ever been told that a breath of fresh sea-air will do you good? well, here's a gal who 'sucked it in' a little too fast and found herself with a little surprise.
2 things: 1: this is my 'sorry everything i was doing has stopped... again' 2: for the first half, i REALLY worked at her animation. i wanted her to look at 'us', give us a once-over before she feels a little different. then she sucks in her gut, to find it goes elsewhere. her happyness to this is shortlived as it returns in force! after there, i got sick of all the little glitches, tweaks and nuances in her movement and just went back to my smooth slow, dreamy movement... and then i had to render it 4 times (her eyes and mouth didn't render first time, then ALL textures the second. third there was a cockup and i changed her texture and the fourth is what you see here )
My first Avatar-inspired deviation! yeah, only took like - a year and a half, but the timing seemed right and hopefully this turned out to be what is arguably one the the coolest pieces inspired by that movie anyone will ever see
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I could have gone for a ground view showing one of the many epic landscapes. But that can always be done later. I don't see much of the space scene seen very early on in the film, so that combined with the fact I promised many people my next 360 "Vue It" work was going to be a space one just meant it was the right theme to choose. It was at least lighter in polygon count than my first two that were very "tree-heavy" bumping their polygon counts into the several millions which resulted in countless crashes. Still had a fair amount with this but comparatively not as bad so bouts of swearing while making this was minimal
As for technical aspects, this was testing a version of Vue that can't actually render planets to its limits, that along with clever use of postwork allowed me to simulate a pretty authentic looking world below the viewer anyway. Rendering would have taken eons for me and so I got help, so I'll jump to credits for help before continuing: SOULSSHINE Did the rendering after I made the scene, took WAY too long on my comp. Smattila exported it into this Flash format after I had completed all the artwork. Anyway, this required constant hopping between Vue 7 and Photoshop as some areas needed to be painted on and then brought back into the 3D world again to be rendered with the right amount of distortion and then composed in Photoshop again etc. I won't ramble on, Ill just say it was as hard to do as it looks, so just enjoy it!