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lucasfilmer

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« on: August 13, 2009, 01:44:04 am »

hello to everyone. i just had an idea. i think all or some of the anim8tors on this websiteshould get together and then well try to make yoda from starwars. some of us could do the lighting and some could do the modeling. i can do the voice. if you can do the voice too, e-mail me a clip. thanks to every one, in advance, who replies 8) ;D ;) :) :D
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RudySchneider

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Re: Yoda
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 03:33:54 am »

I sense yet another epic "whatever" in the works.
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 03:37:11 am »

and what do you mean by that!?
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 04:24:44 am »

I really don't mean to put a damper on your enthusiasm, but others besides me will tell you that dozens of "community projects" have been suggested here over the past several years.  Yet, I have a hard time remembering more than one that came to fruition.  Good luck, though...
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009, 04:39:57 am »

if u r so sure it will hit the fan, why dont u help?!
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009, 05:15:54 am »

Now you're beginning to get the point.  I have no interest in modeling a Yoda, and most people don't want to help and/or have other/better things to do.  Just an observation...
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2009, 05:34:09 am »

Now now rudy!!....... As suggested most of these Projects just do not materialize, people get fed up after a while and move on to other things .

 I suggest you go it alone with your little Yoda project , you will get more satisfaction that way, and not have to rely on the shortcomings of other anim8or users,  who in general are a pretty apathetic and fickle lot!

just a view of the online guests will tell you that.
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2009, 06:51:28 am »

thanks. ill try. the only problem is that the head the body, and all the joints r one object. i dont know how to make certain joints move. help is appreciated. than u again :)
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009, 10:18:45 am »

Help will always be given when asked, especially to those who have obviously read the manual and followed a couple of the tutorials available on this site, in the link at left.  Most of the answers to your initial questions will be answered by that act alone, and it is important to realise that 3D modelling is no different to any other skilled, complex task, in that there is a lot to learn and you cannot expect to run before you walk.  I STRONGLY recommend starting with a much simpler concept than Yoda, full organic figure modelling could be considered one of the most difficult aspects of 3D modelling, certainly the most difficult to do well.  This forum will work best for you if you have specific questions to answer, especially if the answer cannot be found in the manual.
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 03:11:48 pm »

lucasfilmer ---
kreator and ENSONIQ5 are right, I may have jumped the gun a bit.  Modeling (a decent) Yoda would not be a trivial task, and most of those who start a project such as this will drop out primarily because of personal disappointment with the results.

Especially since you're new to Anim8or, as ENSONIQ5 suggests, it's best that you pursue any project in which you have a personal interest on your own, first, and solicit suggestions from other forum members for how to improve your work.

Creating convincing and "real-world" 3D images is not really difficult, but it requires that you understand  and master the fundamental principals of mesh structure and flow.  And organic models, such as Yoda, are particularly challenging in this regard.  Finally, talent plays a huge part in what comes from the mind of any artist.

Again as ENSONIQ suggests, start off slow, and don't be disappointed if you stumble a lot along the way.  After all, if you're not failing, you're not trying.  And there's plenty of talented and skilled Anim8ors here to help push you in the right direction.
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2009, 07:00:27 pm »

Thanks. im not new with anim8tor thought, im new with the forum. and another problem im having is in the sequence mode, even if the arms and legs and body r seperate objects, they still wont move. im going to check the walking tutorial again. hopefully that works. if any one else has had this problem and fixed it, please tell me how. :)
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009, 09:44:49 pm »

http://www.dotan8.com/TUTORIALS/Bones & Skinning.wmv

Try this tut  real video should help you out
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2009, 01:16:46 pm »

i wanna help. i already started  modeling it. i tried 2 pm u but i dunno how or if it worked. im not great at modeling but i try. heres where im at now. let me know if you can use me or not.
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2009, 06:44:21 pm »

I really don't mean to put a damper on your enthusiasm, but others besides me will tell you that dozens of "community projects" have been suggested here over the past several years.  Yet, I have a hard time remembering more than one that came to fruition.  Good luck, though...

Like a broken freakin record.
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Re: Yoda
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2009, 11:04:31 am »

i know its only been a day since i posted. and i should probably start this in a wip section. but even if u cant use this model im still gonna finish it. atleast the head anyway. heres where im at now. if i dont hear a response ill start a wip topic.
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