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My first animated sequence. There's quite a few visibility issues.
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titoliam Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
i really enjoy this fiml with my kid, good work friend.
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creatureart Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, that means a lot to me. :)
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horticultureboy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  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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ShadowStarry Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I'd say something, but I'm open mouthed in awe.
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creatureart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  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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lightbringer321 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
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 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  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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Dacatisin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
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 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Student General Artist
good god this is amazing, the detail on screwy awes me to no bounds O.o
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creatureart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  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.

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ChristianKitsune Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  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 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  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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creatureart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Really? Wow, thanks. ^^
I try to keep focal points (e.g. eyes) in the top third and give space to where things are looking or moving (e.g. if a character is looking to the right of the screen I'll place him off on the left).

Of course in 3D its tempting to do lots of camera moves, but I wanted to hold back and have majority still shots so it wouldn't be distracting. :)

Hmm I did do one introduction to TV paper in my first year. I liked using the camera to frame shots, but found it hard to focus the camera at times (perhaps because I'm short-sighted??). I think I prefer 3D because I'm cameraperson, actor and director all at once... but I did like the camera aspect of live action. :aww: Have you done any film making of your own?
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Kuro-Mizu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Student General Artist
ahh yeah thats cool! and I agree only use big sweeping camera motions to highlight certain scenes or it just gets distracting.

I just loved the scenes in this because although it was just about a robot chasing dandelions it had [link] epic feel which is awesome.

it actually reminded me alot of wall-e which I just saw last week. THats a huge compliment cuz Wall-e is pretty much a perfect movie. GO see it if you haven't yet I am certain you will fall in love with it ^_^

WELL I have done lots of mini movies with my friends just for fun but it was great practice and now :iconvykk8930: and I are working on an animation so yah... woo I Want to go into filmmaking!
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creatureart Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow - how much work have you two done on the animation so far? How much do you think you have left to go?

I'm glad you agree about the sweeping camera moves. I a little insecure about my stance when I see them used to good effect in other people's work but then again I don't want to use them unless they'll actually add to the story - not just to follow the crowd.

Epic? Whoa, you called it epic? :aww: That's such praise, thank you! I can't wait to see Wall-e when it comes out in New Zealand. I've heard some great reviews already and it'd be great to see some 3D work as research for my own stuff. :)
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Kuro-Mizu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student General Artist
were still working on alot of the backgrounds and I have done a little bit of the actual animation.

We still have a ways to go but I am pretty happy with what we have.
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soul-alive Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, great job Rah. I love seeing student 3D animations, so very fun. I like the simple, cute story you used, such a cute little robot. Nice work. ^_^
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creatureart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Sara. :) We were able to watch quite a few of the final projects together after the deadline -- the quality of work accross the class was awesome! In other classes I've sometimes found some people's work stand out above others but in this paper it was nice that everyone did something different that blew the rest of us away.

I'm glad you like Screwy and the story. I didn't know if I could fit much into the time limit so I tried to keep it short and buff up the textures as much as I could. He was a fun character to design, and I was the only one in the class that didn't have to spend hours doing paint-weights since he doesn't have any skin that needs to deform when he moves. :D
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soul-alive Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe, it's nice when designs work out to your advantage like that. It sounds like a super fun class outside of the ghastly workload. ^_^
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celtic-mistress Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Wow, this is great.
You did a really good job on this project, even with the little mistakes and stuff.
I also love how you kind of gave the robot expressions, and how he moved really smoothly across the land.
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creatureart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow - a :+fav: ! Thanks, Celtic! :aww:

Thanks again. It feels really good to have a finished project behind me. :) I'm glad you liked the expressions! I tried to show his expressions a lot with his body language, since he didn't have any movable eye parts and could only open and close his mouth so showing how he felt through his face wasn't really an option, heh. ^^;

I'm so encouraged. You're awesome, Celtic. ^^
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celtic-mistress Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Haha,
np.

It's awesome! :D

No problem, Thanks :)
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