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CoriDavis

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My first video!
« on: August 19, 2010, 07:06:45 pm »

here is the test-animation for my cursed horse! it kind of skips a bit, but that may just be my connection. let me know how it looks for the rest of you

http://tinypic.com/r/jhe9o8/4

It should Walk, Run, Walk, Kick, Rear, and then Nod
« Last Edit: August 19, 2010, 08:45:41 pm by CoriDavis »
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 08:53:32 pm »

nice anatomical model..good animation..
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 09:01:27 pm »

yay! how was the playback? did it skip or lag at all? It looked fine on my Media Player

I'm afraid to see the results of the actual movie, this test alone was 300 frames exactly
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 11:02:42 pm »

nice one dude. i rlly like it
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 12:59:21 am »

Wow, it's pretty good!
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010, 01:30:42 am »

That's awesome.

 I've never made a full rigged animation, but a few things I noticed on the test were that the head seemed disproportionately large, and that the feet did a lot of "sliding" along the ground. To fix the sliding all you have to do is make the whole horse go forward at the same speed that the feet are going back.

Otherwise that is really good.
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 01:37:37 am »

Oh the head thing is what I was gonna mention but I wanna stop being so critical to other people.
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2010, 02:29:11 am »

Yeah, I tried my best on the walking and running, I'll make it a lot more detailed in the final video. As for the head, I actually made it that big because I thought the original was small. I changed it some, so now it's in between the too big and too small range, so hopefully it's right now.  I'll post a render later, my internet keeps disconnecting.
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2010, 04:15:53 pm »

here's my render. is the head better?  too big? too small?
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2010, 05:14:23 pm »

Well, I'm not a vetrinary, nor have I made any actual research, but just from looking at a few pictures of horse skeletons I have discovered several things that the wrong size. I noticed that while most of you bones are the right shape, there are either not enough of them, or the ones you have are the wrong size. Sorry to bring out tiny details, kinda like Davdud101 said, I don't want to sound critical, just give suggestions for improvement.

Here is what I find would make it more proportional:

(1) Fix the ribs first, I know you said they were difficult to make, but the ribs are what give the biggest indicator of size for the rest of the entire body. Right now there are too few ribs, They should go all the way back to the middle of the 3rd vertebra up from the pelivis(count three vertebra to the right side of the pelivs, or add two more ribs, one on each vertebra).

(2) Next enlarge the shoulderblade until it forms with the hump in the spine, that will make the arms look more powerful.

(3) It appears that the head it actually supposed to fit the ribs. Take the head and turn it 90 degrees so it faces up, then move it over to the ribs and use the rib directly under the most prominent vertebra to measure the length of the skull. Scale the skull until it fits that rib vertically, then it should be the right size... I think....  ::) Don't use the "non-uniform" scaling tool, I think you have the right shape already.

Hopefully that helps. I know it's alot to fix, but stick with it.
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2010, 06:43:44 pm »

Ok, got it, how does it look now?


Here's part of the scene, the night sky. I tried to lighten the clouds, but I can't get that to work. The clouds are transparent/alpha maps layered on top of each other.  I hoped it would make a fog-like appearance, I sort of accomplished it
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2010, 09:09:34 pm »

The head looks much better to me. Good job.

It looks like the normals are reversed on the ribs, you might want to check on that, but I may be wrong.

Are you still using a reference image? That will help you get the shape and position of the ribs down pat.

I have no clue about lighting though, so I can't help with the clouds.
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2010, 11:40:37 pm »

I'm pretty sure the normals are right on the ribs, it may just be the color.  And as for the clouds, oh well, it's night, they're supposed to be dark anyway
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2010, 12:36:59 am »

You're probably right about the ribs.

Try using negative values in the ambient and diffuse settings of the clouds, see how that works.
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Re: My first video!
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2010, 06:35:32 pm »

Hmm, ok, i'll try. are you sure negatives will work?  I guess I have to try to find that out, don't I
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