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Which idea would you like to see done the most?

Elephant & other animal on single bike
- 1 (10%)
House pets on custom tandem bike
- 2 (20%)
Lizard and frog on miniature tandem bike
- 7 (70%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: July 02, 2013, 11:10:02 am


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Raxx

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CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« on: June 09, 2013, 02:22:48 pm »

Creatures Cycling
Working Title

Welcome to the first of hopefully more than one Community Collaboration Challenge! The goal of these challenges is to spread the Anim8or name by completing polished art and then posting it on sites like DeviantArt, Youtube, CGSociety, or other channels and saying, "This was made entirely in Anim8or".

These are challenges where the entire Anim8or community collaborates to make a still render or animation based on a theme or idea. This first challenge will have a preset theme, but future themes can be decided on by the members who participated in the last one.

Rules
  • ALL modeling, animating, and rendering will be done in Anim8or
  • UVMapping, Texturing, and Post-Production (touch-ups and composition) can be done in other software.
  • Third-party tools revolving around Anim8or (such as Terranim8or or MorphIt) are allowed

Current Theme: Creatures Cycling
  • Multiple (2+) creatures (non-human, either animals or fictional organisms) are riding a single bicycle.
  • This is a still render
  • Try to convey both motion and emotion

Development Cycle (Current, Completed, Upcoming)
  • Concept: Make a rough sketch of what you think the scene should look like. Add comments to explain your ideas. Vote on your favorite concept in 2 weeks (June 23rd)
  • Modeling and texturing: A list of all the needed models and such will be made, and anyone can pick anything to work on. First come, first serve. Post your progress and receive critiques. You can work on only one item at a time.
  • Rigging: Rigging of models is first come first serve. Any user may take another's "finished" rig and improve it.
  • Scene Composition: This is a competition, where any user may pose and set up their version of the concept using the pre-made content. No final renders and only basic lighting. Vote on the best composition
  • Final Lighting and Rendering: This is an independent collaboration, where any user may setup their own lighting and touch-up the textures where needed, and perform post-production. Users share their files and receive critiques, and can pick up someone else's work to try and improve it. Best final render is voted on.

So that's it! We're now in the Modeling and texturing development cycle. First come, first serve! If a task isn't taken, post here to let us know that you're working on it. Then post your WIPs here. If you have any questions, ask away!

Modeling-Only Task List (Taken, Complete)
  • Frog: A young-ish looking frog. Probably similar to this. Make sure it's rig-able for maximum effectiveness. ( Raxx )
  • Lizard: Young-ish as well. Could look like this. Can probably model it in its natural pose. ( kreator )
  • Sailor suit: Like this. Modeled over the lizard and frog. Can only be started after the lizard and frog is finished.
  • Classic tandem bicycle: Something like this. A basket would probably be a nice addition. Make sure the seats can be adjusted, and that the pedals and wheels can be rotated. ( kreator )[/s]
  • Background
    • Classic 1950s house: Does not need to be heavily detailed. Exterior only. ( CrashDrive )
    • Paved street with curb, driveway, and plot of land for house with lawn and sidewalk
    • Telephone poles: With power lines ( captaindrewi )
    • Classic lawn ornaments: Birdbath, pink flamingos, etc. Three lawn ornaments max
    • Individual grass strands: PHUR will be used to to generate the lawn(s) using the strands. Make 3 of them, all standing straight up.
    • Foliage: 2 Large Trees, 2 small trees, 2 bushes. Try avoiding transmaps if possible.
    • Classic 1950s car: Does not need to be heavily detailed. ( $imon )

Note that modeling and texturing are two separate stages. Do not unwrap or texture anything, that's for later! Also, this list may be subject to change.

The Idea
The idea is to mimmick miniature photography using the diorama effect. The subject will be a lizard and frog riding a tandem bicycle in a classic setting. There will be a 1950s-style house in the background with a 1950s car in the driveway. The lawn will have a few lawn ornaments in it. The lizard and frog will be riding by on their tandem bike, and will be the primary objects in focus.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2013, 06:15:32 pm by Raxx »
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 12:52:06 pm »

Hello Raxx, neat idea, something that I like Collabaration!... I hav`nt really got into a concept drawing yet,but prefer to doodle about with anim8or, so here is my idea for an animal Could be nice and furry with Phur,like a mammoth! Done on my XP laptop whilst at work, will get back to it shortly when I`m home on the desktop.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2013, 03:40:32 pm by kreator »
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 06:40:32 pm »

Just a video for bicycle inspiration:



Will think about a creature for the bicycle. No good at drawing though, we'll see.
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 09:18:43 pm »

My idea is in the exact opposition to $imon's idea  :D :


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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 07:40:18 am »

This looks the business....



Two animals on a bike .... does it have to be pedal powered? hmmm.
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2013, 06:06:42 pm »

Elephants on bikes have been done before. How about a tandem bike specifically designed for, say, house pets?

Attached is an example of what I mean, though naturally the bike would need a bit of engineering work.
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 04:25:39 am »

Well, the deadline has passed for the ideas phase, but it doesn't seem like there're enough concrete ideas to vote on (2-ish?). Would anyone like to share their opinions or new ideas before I put it up to vote?
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 11:11:28 am »

Ok, poll is open to vote on an idea. I added the idea of having a lizard and frog on a miniature tandem bike as well, since it'll be easier to model and pose rather than dealing with fur and complex engineering ;)

4 days to vote!
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 06:43:12 pm »

I already submitted my vote. Would you like to know what my vote is?
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2013, 01:48:20 pm »

Ok, the poll is complete! The winner is the Lizard and frog on miniature tandem bike idea. I'm relieved it's not the house pets one ;)

Since the idea itself was pretty vague, I went ahead and put it in a specific setting. This may or may not be cool with everyone, so let me know if you had a different vision that you really liked. In the meantime, I added a task list to the first post that you guys can volunteer for on a first come, first serve basis. Each list and each sub-item is a separate task. The unwrapping and texturing will be done in a separate phase.

I will wait a few days before I volunteer for a task, so that you guys can pick out what you'd like to do first. There's no set deadline as of yet, but hopefully this can be done in a timely manner :)

Good luck to everyone who participates!
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2013, 02:48:46 am »

Judging by the <sarcasm>overwhelming</sarcasm> enthusiasm for this project, I'm going to go ahead and nab one of the tasks before they disappear :P

Frog, I choose you!
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2013, 06:33:20 am »

With collaborations, there usually is a pathos with anim8or users, only us diehards would condescend to take on something like this.

I`ll take the tandem as nobody else has elected to do so  ::)

 
Edit: If I have more time I`ll try some more models ( I would suggest models to go to a dropbox, as the norm is to post here and then all and sundry, collect the models without any participation ) 
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2013, 08:42:20 am »

Hello Raxx. sorry I don't have enough time to get involved, I have overstretched my already overstretchynedness stretchtedness... just wanted to say I am lurking

You're doing great work. I'm amazed there's not more anim8or users! It needs a school teacher or two with a classroom full of anim8ors to flood you. Be careful :)
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2013, 08:43:23 am »

Edit: I love the flat tyres on that image you posted ...
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Re: CCC #1: Creatures Cycling
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013, 10:56:20 am »

I fully expected this type of involvement to happen, but couldn't resist poking at the community in my last post ;)

Kreator, glad you're on board! I'm participating with the full intention of sharing the files I make with the community, as forum attachments. While I'm not all that big on releasing my models to the internets, I think other users could learn from the files and resources that we share here. If you could do the same, kudos to you. Do whatever you're most comfortable with though, I'll respect your decision.

headwax, no problem, I'm sure we all understand. I'm quite busy with other projects as well, and this community challenge doesn't bring home any bacon ;) There isn't a deadline set for this challenge, so hopefully people can participate when they find the time. Thanks for posting though!



Had trouble sleeping so I got up early and did an hour of modeling. I'm also recording the process, so hopefully when it's complete I'll have a youtube link to share.
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