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Author Topic: About making anim8ed movies with Anim8or  (Read 2273 times)

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About making anim8ed movies with Anim8or
« on: November 21, 2008, 03:28:44 pm »

I heard it takes a lot more than just making and modeling characters, sets, and props to make a movie and it isn't a one-man job. It takes a lot of people to make one movie according to what somebody told me. How many people exactly do i need?


- I work on the stories and all
- I would be the modeler,
- Another person would help me with the modeling and designing elements
- One person would work on the animation,
- I would help with the animation
- and we would all do the voices for the characters.

But how many people exactly would it take to do the animations?
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Re: About making anim8ed movies with Anim8or
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 03:47:51 pm »

Simple answer: it depends. How long will the movie be? Will it be photorealistic or cartoony? How many characters? How complicated are the scenes?

A lot of factors play a roll and it all up to you. A simple short can be made in your own in a couple of weeks. A complicated half hour movie will easly take a year working with ten animators. Movie studios like pixar have hundreds of people working for them and they deliver max. one movie a year.

So before you start animating think about what you want to achieve. How many time that will cost and more important: how many time you have? Can you do it all by yourself or do you need others?

Also think of this: a movie is not only modelling some characters and rigging them. A movie needs sounds, surroundings, effects etc. If you can't do those things you will need to find someone else to do it for you.

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Re: About making anim8ed movies with Anim8or
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 04:10:19 am »

These will be the standard 1.5 hour movies and will be photorealistic, like in Toy Story. I can't really answer as to how many characters but I would say quite some... as in like 30 or 40 something chracters, and yes, that includes extras. The scenes we'll try not to make too too complicated but as lifelike as possible.

It's funny you mentioned Pixar b/c I wanted to do a fanfiction sequal to one of Pixar's movies, replicating the characters and stuff and I also wanted to do a three-movie franchise.
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Re: About making anim8ed movies with Anim8or
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 01:01:14 pm »

These will be the standard 1.5 hour movies and will be photorealistic, like in Toy Story. I can't really answer as to how many characters but I would say quite some... as in like 30 or 40 something chracters, and yes, that includes extras. The scenes we'll try not to make too too complicated but as lifelike as possible.

It's funny you mentioned Pixar b/c I wanted to do a fanfiction sequal to one of Pixar's movies, replicating the characters and stuff and I also wanted to do a three-movie franchise.

This sounds a bit harsh maybe, but: forget it! It's really really hard to make a good animated movie, let alone a 90 min photorealistic one.
Currently we have the anim8or movie project running which is planning to do the same. I belief the started two years ago and they are still busy with the first scene.
For a project you mentioned it will take you with 20 people at least a year to complete. I suggest starting with a smaller project: make a 5 min short or something.

Please don't be offened be this, but stay realistic: it's harder then you think.

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Re: About making anim8ed movies with Anim8or
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 01:39:42 pm »

The film Shrek took some 100,000 man/hours to complete, that would be 12,500 days at 8hrs/day and 1 person or 34 years.
If I'm not mistaken some 250 people worked on the project  ;)

Like floyd says, maybe start small and if you have the manpower and production capabilities you can always grow your project.

As for replicating Pixar's characters you better talk to a lawyer before you start so you won't get slammed with a copyright suit.
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Re: About making anim8ed movies with Anim8or
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 05:11:09 am »

go for it. the limits are your own. just do it.
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Re: About making anim8ed movies with Anim8or
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008, 07:43:29 am »

Even though, It true what these guys say, I will be glad to help. IM a good movie maker i know to edit clips, and stuff so if u ned help with things like that then I can help. Im not much of a modeler, and animator, but I'm still learning.
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