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Who made the best animation?

headwax
- 0 (0%)
Dreadkb
- 6 (15.4%)
kreator
- 2 (5.1%)
dwsel
- 4 (10.3%)
captaindrewi
- 1 (2.6%)
ncl32
- 1 (2.6%)
onespirit5777
- 2 (5.1%)
ENSONIQ5
- 10 (25.6%)
floyd86
- 10 (25.6%)
$imon
- 3 (7.7%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: May 17, 2009, 05:47:42 pm


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Author Topic: [ COMPLETE ] Challenge #3: Red and Moving  (Read 31630 times)

3D Joe Wiltshire

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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2009, 09:16:33 pm »

Oh god, I might aswell throw in the white towell now!
lol, kidding, I havn't even been able to come up with an idea yet!
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2009, 02:42:17 am »

here's my work in progress...
150  bones... hope to make improovements if i find time.
http://www.vimeo.com/4386339
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2009, 02:46:33 am »

Kreator: The front axle steering pivots and drag link are in place on the front wheels (the wooden ones), but the actual steering gear and wheel (or tiller) are not in place yet.  It is not based on a particular design, purely fantasy!

3D Joe Wiltshire: Don't be daft mate, like I said I doubt I will have time to rig this for motion and have it rendered before the deadline, and this comp is all about MOVEMENT, not modelling.  I know that when it comes time to judge I will be looking for fluidity and realism of motion, not fancy models.
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2009, 03:35:30 am »

@ drewi Nice entry. I think we have similar inspirations.

Update on my entry. I reworked everything, textures, shadows, AA, and lighting rig. Current ETA on completing rendering is, Sunday 3 May 17:15:05. It's still gonna need a bit of post production work after that, but I do expect to complete my entry.
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2009, 11:14:50 pm »

My WIP - still from planned animation. I hope to finish it on time.
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2009, 07:07:25 am »

Kind of a late start, but I'll put my name in this. lol I will post pics of what I have going on. My concept is just a mechanical looking ball thing that turns into a mechanical looking fish type thing. Something simple since I don't have my Mac Pro for a while...lol
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2009, 12:54:40 am »

I will have to pass this one - Just don't have the time - Maybe if you do animation again sometime - Then hopefully I'll get to have some fun.

I'm still gonna try to do something and hope I have it in time.
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2009, 05:25:04 pm »

Hmm.. since most people seems to have trouble finishing or entering this contest I will have the deadline moved.
Everyone will have one more week to complete it's entry.

New deadline: 14th of May

This is the final deadline, so do your best!

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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2009, 11:46:13 pm »

Here's my entry (zipped in attachment). If I won't post anything new this will be my final.

Starting base for leaf textures:
http://www.cgtextures.com/texview.php?id=12714

Sounds:
http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=70190
http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=69356
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2009, 01:43:02 am »

great piece Dwsel a splendid sense of atmos. and movement

An update with smoother action
red and moving

and for added fun....
below an ART version, specular reflection on the red material which i havent changed from the above example.
the blue background is a rectangular plane which has made everything change from red to a pinky blue
except for the tendrils that extend beyond the reflection distance  of the rectangular plane.At least thats what i think is happening.
have a look here.
update.... On second thoughts it must be the background settings that i set to a blue colour that made it all pinky/blue.
heres a pic of the rectangle and background coloured red.


« Last Edit: May 07, 2009, 12:00:51 am by captaindrewi »
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2009, 03:26:37 am »

Great entry there dwsel.  The leaves appear to be waving in the wind very naturally.  The ladybug does appear a bit too big for the leaf, but that's alright.
As a side note as well, it would be nice if you showed some slight blur of the wings as they flapped, though it still worked out well.  Also, when the bug lands, if the leaf had bowed slightly under the weight it could be slightly more realistic.

I know you're done, and the render looks great, I just felt like giving a bit of extra advice!
I look forward to other entries.
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2009, 04:55:37 am »

Dwsl can you post your vid on youtube.  I downloaded you zip, but what I could see was just black screen from beginning to end.  I could hear only background music.
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2009, 06:21:26 am »

Well guys Im here to submit my little red and moving thing... But I will say that since I have been back using my Old Gateway Laptop from 2001 with its Intel Celeron 2.2GHz processor and 768mb of RAM, It has taken me quite literately 3 days! to render this mere 6 second clip on... Not to mention, for what ever reason I was thinking, I used a old free edition of the Divx Codec and it turned out horrible... I mean the worst part is it went from being rendered with ART with 64 samples of AA to looking like I rendered it at 150x230 and blew it up... uhg. Any way enough of my rambling... Heres the video and pic to what I have to contribute...



And yes that is the laptop I was using... And yes i have they keyboard off with plastic ice cubes resting on top of the heat sink... lol and the screen is also very broken... and it over heats sooo... It ran at 100% processor speed for a solid 3 days straight... Im so disapointed in the vid quality since i could have achieved the same thing rendering that with AA turned off... well hope you like it! ... ;D
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2009, 10:08:17 am »

captaindrewi:
Thank you! Your entry is quite scary... I'll be looking forward to see it in finished form :)

hihosilver:
I've been thinking about modelling wings under the red shell, but I dropped idea, because they would be a problem for some reasons.
- Wings are very transparent - unability to set transparency level of shadows for each material would be a problem here, because shadows of wings would appear very solid and dark (ART as well as scanline)
- Wings are moving very fast - we're seeing them in blurred (motion blur) form. As Anim8tor does not have motion blur (or I didn't figure it out yet ;) ) I couldn't get them look properly and the way we naturally see them.
- Wings are longer than the shell as they spread - technically that would require animating loop of their fast motion as well as morphing them when they're hiding behind the shell so it would be quite complicated technically.
As for bending leaf - I changed leaf's angle slightly as ladybug started to seat ;) Probably effect isn't noticeable and somehow got hidden somewhere in between random moves :)

Indian8or:
Video is coded in DivX. You probably need to install some codecs like DivX, Xvid or simple and lightweight FFDShow (one of latest versions) which support different formats. Creating account on youtube to post one short animation would be a bit troublesome for me at the moment as I lack of free time. Installing codecs should help you. Write is you'll still have problems.
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Re: Challenge #3: Red and Moving
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2009, 05:36:47 am »

Thanks kreator!
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