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johnar

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EART
« on: July 02, 2009, 04:00:45 am »

 Hi all.
 Eart is done. :).



 Managed to get it in at 9 minutes and 56 seconds.
  Now that its finished i don't really know what to think of it. lol.
 It was just an idea to begin with, and once i got started, it turned out to be quite a lengthy project. (as they can do). ;)

 Got a few ideas nagging at me for my next project. One thing i do plan on doing very soon is to get a decent webpage up and running. Then all my stuff can be made available for download.

 I'm really pushed for time at this minute, and need to be getting back home.
 Hope you enjoy the movie.
 Will come back in a day or 2 with some pics.
 bye for now
johnar
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Re: EART
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 04:27:36 am »

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!  VERY CLEVER, Johnar!  Well done!  AQnd with your typical off-the-wall sense of humor!  Gotta let others know about this!
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Re: EART
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 06:29:57 am »

Awesome. So that's how it happened! Loved the ending.
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Re: EART
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 01:01:53 pm »

Finally a creation story I can believe  :D
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Re: EART
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 05:36:18 pm »

It's great to see an animation made in anim8or with a proper story instead of the usual short tests or demo's people usually make.

The story was very creative, and It is generally very awesome!

success!
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Re: EART
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 06:05:46 pm »

very cool and very funny.. :D
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Re: EART
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 06:35:57 pm »

great work.

nine minutes is a heck of a mouthful of a project but you did it!

amazing! hanging on for more, and dear life.
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Re: EART
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 09:42:27 pm »

I loved every second of it. Very good work, the end was funny :D

My favourite bit was what the anti-virus contained ;)
Nice work.
*cough* It would be nice to see a seqeal *cough*
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Re: EART
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009, 01:56:18 am »

Very nicely done! A very long animation for anim8or, must of taken ages to complete. Kudos to you! :D





*Spoiler*

I Agree, the human race is like a virus.

(Highlight black box)
*Spoiler*
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Re: EART
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2009, 06:01:19 am »

lots of fun... you're stuff's definitely lots of fun! 
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Re: EART
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2009, 08:21:12 am »

yea very fun work, the quality is not of a very high standerd, but to make a movie that long on your own is enough work already.

Nice story, even though i dont know why his computer was in english, wouldve been fun to see some strange signs and use subtitles.

Great effort, and very entertaining anim8or movie!
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Re: EART
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2009, 09:50:14 am »

This video is made out of pure awesome!  "Finished" Anim8or animations that actually tell a story are a very rare thing indeed, and when they do appear it is a momentous occasion.  I love the concept Johnar, lots of nice little gags in there and the story is great.  Certainly there is room for improvement in the modelling and story pace, but I could say the same thing for a lot of "professional" animations.  This is a totally original idea and was a lot of fun to watch, my hat is off to you mate!
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Re: EART
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2009, 12:10:18 pm »

thanks for sharing johnar. great fun.
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Re: EART
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2009, 04:28:05 am »

Hi again, :),

 Wow, momentarilary overwhelmed by all the positive feedback.
 Thanks heaps to each and every one of you who have commented. I really appreciate it.
 As far as the quality thing goes, i'll give you my theory on all of that.

 I originally got in to Anim8or as a medium for telling stories.
 I've been doing this for about 6 - 7 years now, the first 3 and a half of those years were solid. 12, 16, 20 hours a day, seven days a week.
  The basics i needed to learn were to model, rig, texture, animate, (morph targets, keyframing etc), adding sound, lipsyncing, chromakeying and post production editing.  Theres also periphials to these things. In fact, theres no shortage of things to learn and In short, a variety of skills are required to make a CG movie from scratch. So, if you're doing all these things yourself, and if you're serious about using your skills to make a movie, you have to draw lines here and there on the initial degrees of competence REQUIRED to actually make a movie.
 I relate the story of Mickey Mouse to this scenario. Mickey mouse was 'acting' way back, when he was only a stick figure with big ears. Yep, even then, Mickey was out there 'representing'. ;) Thank the gods that walt disney didn't hold back in those early days, or Mickey would still be on the drawing board being 'perfected', and disneyland may not, even now, have such an icon as 'Mickey Mouse'.
 If you're serious about making movies, you do what you can. You start with a stick figure if thats all you have. You learn to make him move, and talk and act.  Over time, you improve. In fact, you always improve, but only by 'doing'.
 Your first short movie is a milestone, and you're pretty proud of it. A year later, you look back at your first movie with a nostalgic grin, and probably some embarresment.  This is just the way it is. You can take 5 years making your movie, but the fact is that if you're in the process of learning, no matter how long you spend on your 'early movies', you will one day look back at them with that same 'nostalgia and embarresment. ;)


The most important thing is to get it done. (imho) There are so many talented people out there, who are stuck on the drawing board, trying forever to get thier story perfect.The models perfect. The lighting perfect, and so on, and so on. BUT, The spark does die down, eventually. Eventually, the great idea that you are working on, loses its initial 'brilliance'. Then you tire from it. Then its on the back burner, because a new interest/story has taken over your thoughts. 90 percent of those projects which are put on the back burner, never will be the perfected masterpieces that you initially set out to create. And, unfortuneately, most will never even see the light of day, (screening).

 re eart:
  I totally agree there is 'room for improvement in the modelling and story pace', and actually, there's room for improvement in all aspects of this vid.
 I can't say that i completely agree with 'the quality is not of a very high standard'. What 'standard' is that? and, the quality of what?
 I do appreciate constructive criticism. Hopefully my wee spiel above will help to explain why the end product is far from 'pixar' quality, which i would assume is considered as the highest standard.
 I hope that the standard is at least high enough that it suffices for the purpose of telling the story, because that is the minimum standard which i have aimed for.
 If i've done that, then yes, success. ;) :D

 Thanks again you all. I really do appreciate it. We make movies to please ourselves and others.(imho) I seem to have pleased you all with Eart, and that is huge payback for me.
 I'm stoked.
 Thank you. :)
johnar

Simon: yeah, i did try it initially, with subtitles, but it all got a bit crowded, so i decided against it. I wanted it to be 'easilly followed', which is why the text is alredy in English. But thanks for the suggestion. :)

 
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Re: EART
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2009, 04:14:05 am »

Nicely put johnar, I couldn't agree more with your description of the art of CG animation.  One big advantage CG animation has over traditional 2D stuff is that changes can be made to an existing project without the need to rebuild the whole thing.  For example, if Disney had changed his mind and scrapped Mickey Mouse, and replaced him with Armand Armadillo or something, he would have had to completely reconstruct Steamboat Willie from scratch  (actually, I'm not entirely sure about that... were they creating animations with overlays back then?)

Anyhoo, what I mean is that you could, if you so chose, rework all your characters and sets at a later date and just re-render, all the action would still be there and the new models would do exactly what the old ones did (if properly constructed of course).

This could be a very useful tip from you johnar, to keep the creative juices flowing by not getting bogged down with complex models at the outset, and perhaps using simple stick-figure characters and basic sets to build a sort of "pre-visualisation" animation, like the big studios do.  Once built, and if you are happy with the action, it would be easy to replace your stick figures with better models.
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