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Animation - Dandelions 3D Film
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Published: July 8, 2008
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My first animated sequence. There's quite a few visibility issues.
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titoliam's avatar
i really enjoy this fiml with my kid, good work friend.
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creatureart|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, that means a lot to me. :)
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horticultureboy|Hobbyist General Artist
CA this is amazing! I'm so jealous! Despite the few noted issues this was great, the music was fitting the lighting was really well done, what I'm trying to say is it was RAD!
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DiScObEaN|Hobbyist Artist
im sure ive told you how tanleted you are before...back in the day when we were newbies on here....well....i was right....this is beautiful ..amazing...you are amazing :D
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creatureart|Professional Digital Artist
Whoa... nostalgia. You were one of the first people I met on DA.. if not the first person. :D
I don't know what to say -- so.. thank you. But its the artistic thing, right? We've both improved, wandered our way into different style paths and pursued what we enjoy creating. The graphics you put together are quite stunning. I enjoy illustration but design is a real challenge for me.
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DiScObEaN|Hobbyist Artist
yeah i like to think ive progressed in my work...shame i dont have the time for animation altho mine were pretty poor..lol...i prefer photography now anyways and photo manipulations and scaring people is always fun so we're goin places you and i....you should post a pic of you on here....we been on here since 2005 and ive never seen what you look like...how wierd is that
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I'd say something, but I'm open mouthed in awe.
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creatureart|Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately its got some bugs... like the doubling up of the dandelion stalk and the lack of being able to see the dandelions, because they're too tiny. :P

But thank you, I'm glad you like it! :aww:
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Thats awsome, the sky doesn't quite fit but the materials were perfect and the motion was smooth and realistic, great work
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Felixavier|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow great job CA! I know how hard you've been working on this, and it's really great! I'm super impressed because I know absolutely nothing about 3d animation but I know that it looks super challenging >.< Awesome job! I loved it, even with the minor bugs.
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YAY!! i so glad u posted this cause i forgot to ask how it went n how it looked in the end
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creatureart|Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks for watching it here on DA! I just about died getting this finished, though - two straight all nighters. (-_- )

Sorry I haven't been able to catch up at Uni this week - my Mum was very sick on the weekend and I've had to take the week off to look after her and my sister until my Dad gets back on Friday. She's picking up a bit each day which is good - hopefully I'll be able to make classes on Friday.

How's the first week been for you? What are your classes like?
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ovibos|Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, this is quite fantastic! I love how your style has transitioned so nicely into the 3D medium, Screwy is adorable and still quite clearly one of your characters :3

The final shots with the dandelion seed flying away and the dramatic zoom out from the cliff are seriously epic.

Bravo! :clap:
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creatureart|Professional Digital Artist
Aww thanks, hun. ^^ Really, he still looks like one of mine?! :giggle: The thought that I might have an art/character style that is recognisabe in 2D and 3D hasn't occured to me - whoa, interesting!

Such amazing words. Thank you again. :hug: I'm in two minds about grand epic shots... they're fun but I almost like to tell stories more simply. But I suppose in the end I just have to experiment to learn how to do effective shots. :3

My favourite shot is where the camera follows the dandelion seed past his head just after he rolls sadly away from the empty stalk the first time. ^^ The music suited it most strangely I reckon. :grin:
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Tiggstar|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is stunning! The whole thing is quite well done O_O! Screwy is so adorable, so lonely with the little dandelion. Great stuff =]
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creatureart|Professional Digital Artist
Whoa, thanks Tiggs! It was quite a random, out of the blue little story idea so I'm glad it worked out all right. He's a lonely little character but gets hopeful at the slightest opportunity - or at least that's how I think he turned out, personality-wise.
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redchinese|Student General Artist
good god this is amazing, the detail on screwy awes me to no bounds O.o
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creatureart|Professional Digital Artist
^^; I feel kind of bad about that, actually - in the class people did organic characters that they worked really hard on to look good... all I do is bundle some polygons together, add a metallic texture and it looks quite good....

Although other people did much better on their movement and lack of buggy frames. XD

Thanks though, RC. I'm glad you like it - I had so much fun with this, I hope I can get a job in 3D somehow when I graduate (hard to break into in NZ).
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redchinese|Student General Artist
even if its just polygons- its still really good :]
but its alright that there are bugs- i mean your still learning! and much better off that the rest of us who have no clue whatsoever when it comes to 3-D art

i hope you get one too- 3-D art can be so unbelievably realistic at time :)
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KhakiBlueSocks|Hobbyist Photographer
THis is really, REALLY good! I love the detail you gave to the robot--especially the reflection! YOu have a real talent for this!

Great work!
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creatureart|Professional Digital Artist
Waaah! :is briefly scared though chuffed by your enthusiam: Thank you, Khaki!

Ha, the reflection wasn't too hard to do, I'm afraid -- but it did make quite a difference in the overall look once I put it in. The texture on his main panels is actually from a photograph of ice, would you believe? I like how it worked out.

Thanks again. I think I'm doing another project next semester so hopefully the next thing I do will show some more improvement.

:happiness:
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ChristianKitsune|Student General Artist
WOW that's reallly cutE! I love this robot! X3
I love the general story...although it makes me a little sad for some reason. I admire your work on this! It's very good! I can't imagine making a 3d movie...

*faves*
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creatureart|Professional Digital Artist
Really? :giggle: Aww I'm glad you like him. I designed him a while ago and had fun making him into a model.

Screwloose was a challenge to act, though. XP His eyes can't move and his mouth doesn't stretch... I had try to show his mood more through body language. ^^;

I think you'd be great at making a 3D movie! So long as you've got a story idea you just need to decide the shots and learn the software. Panels in comics are much like camera shots in film so you've got a head start there already with your experience doing Stick Monkey Chronicles.

Does it make you a little sad? I think it turned out a bit bittersweet myself. Initially it had a sad ending that I canned. I suppose the way I look at it is that all he wants to do is get away from the dead terrain and see life (e.g. plants). So the dandelion was a glimpse at that, now he sees vastly more greenery below! The bittersweet part is that he now has to get down there somehow. ^^;

I think since there's no audio this is one of those films that different people could interpret very differently. Although bittersweet I read it as hopeful personally. ^^
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Kuro-Mizu|Student General Artist
wow I love the way you frame some of the scenes..

ever considered going into live action film making?
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