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Adamantine! Praise the Miners! by Morgoth883 Adamantine! Praise the Miners! by Morgoth883
Done! Its finally done! I am finished! Work Complete! Mission Accomplished!


Its taken me damned near forever; about a year if you include the planning, but I have finally finished my Animation. This piece represents my final assessment for this year and, indeed, the first 3D animation I have ever produced that isn't just a technical exercise.

We had to plan the whole thing from scratch, brainstorming ideas, etc. I started with he usual arrogance of having an idea 'fully formed' in my head, with the intention of just refining it and moving strait on. We were required to create a number of other ideas anyway and it was while doing this that I realised my original idea wasn't so fully formed as I had though. To begin with the dwarf animation was actually one of those ideas I’d made to fill space in my sketchbook, but it turned out to be a strong idea with potential.

We went through the whole development process (something I usually loath) but it was somehow more worthwhile than in the past - I felt I was getting somewhere and that there was in fact development to be done. After 12 weeks of this we started work on the actual animating.
Sort of.

The first 8 weeks of it was spent rigging the damned model - it was such a steep learning curve for me, but I got there in the end. Weight painting (where the joints of the characters skeleton are told which parts of the body their supposed to exert influence over) is a term you'll come to spit if you ever have a go at this sort of thing yourself.

I think I'll cut off there – I could talk about this all day, so if anyone’s interested in how it was made or anything else, do drop me a note!
I have been pretty dwarf centric for this whole year, but now that this is finished I can become obsessed with something else. Something new to make an animation of. Something like Darastrix, perhaps?
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Dreamer-In-Shadows Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeez, that is one sad animation, even though I really liked it on how it`s made :)
He had dug too deep.
OrdonCrane Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Alas, poor Urist, we hardly knew ye.
khym-chanur Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Very nice. I'm curious as to why you made the raw adamantine green instead of blue, like it is in the game.
Morgoth883 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
When you see it on its own it actually is alot more blue, but the whole scene is lit by quite an intense orange to create th atmosphere; this aso had the result of making the adamantine a bit green.
Razukie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've taken a hand at 3d animation and I can say
Morgoth883 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thanks alot :D
Gwatt27 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
when you putting the full animation up? looks good by the way.
Morgoth883 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Hey, that is the full animation! XD Glad you like it though :)
Matt-the-Hydra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Nice work, it's always fascinating to know what work went into things like this. Good job!
Morgoth883 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thanks ^^
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