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Author Topic: Lego 'self-building' animation  (Read 6264 times)

Mills

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Lego 'self-building' animation
« on: January 26, 2010, 11:12:21 am »

In the quiet weeks after christmas, I decided to have a go at a short lego animation in the style previously used in TV adverts and currently on their website. It was also a way to remember how to build a variation of the standard model. I was reasonably pleased with the result, so here it is!
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Rendered with v.95 scanline renderer, four lights and some VERY soft shadows. Total render time in the region of four days, can't be sure as I did it in pieces. C&C welcome!
Thanks for looking
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Indian8or

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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 11:29:23 am »

Nice one. 

Did you make the parts yourself?
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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 06:31:25 pm »

It looks very difficult to do, I wouldn't know how to go about it.
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Mills

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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 10:17:21 pm »

Thanks, Indian8or. Yep, all modelled myself. It was a rare and pleasant opportunity to have the 'snap to grid' turned on throughout the modelling process!
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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 12:41:24 am »

Awesome job!!  Is that second vehicle actually formed by all of the same bricks or did some disappear/appear when they all came together?
Either way, great job.  It looks very professional.
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Mills

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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 07:37:11 am »

Thanks, hiho. The second vehicle uses exactly the same pieces, there are no cheats in terms of sly additions / removals. There are a few dodgy overlaps, though, as I didn't quite have the patience to ensure none of them collided whilst reforming! Fortunately the questionable youtube movie quality helps hide that   ;D
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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 09:58:18 am »

Very nice!!! Hah!!! The questionable youtube movie quality HAH!!! Good one!!
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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 03:19:07 am »

great work Mills, I'm impressed!
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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 08:57:26 am »

Excellent work Mills, clean modelling, precise materials and clever animation direction.  Really professional work, makes me miss my huge Lego collection, in storage since 1980!
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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010, 04:38:48 pm »

that was really really cool. great job all around
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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2010, 05:55:21 pm »

bravvo!!so very worthy of applause.
i must investigate snap to grid....how did that help in the making of your
first class animation?
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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2010, 06:31:38 pm »

Awesome!
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Mills

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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2010, 01:21:38 am »

Thanks guys! Ensoniq5 - Time for a renaissance, perhaps?! captaindrewi - Lego comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, but all the bricks ultimately conform to the same very simple grid. Having 'snap to grid' turned on in the gui throughout modelling (and assembling the models in the scene) made the processes as quick and easy as working with the real thing.
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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2010, 10:21:42 am »

I think you should s end the link to steve and ask him to put it on the video page, it gets my vote
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Re: Lego 'self-building' animation
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2010, 01:49:27 pm »

it give me an idea to make a video to teach children building something with Lego. But then the video needs to be slower.

nice work.
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