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lynn22

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Animated book
« on: May 01, 2008, 08:14:27 pm »

As part of my museum project and for next Xmas project I made this animated book.

Starting with a closed book (image 1) in frame 0 over 240 frames, the book cover slowly flips open showing the first page which in turn curls open from the bottom right corner (image 3 is frame 239). Then with some video transition we'll move on to the next scene.  The book will of course be placed in the right background setting.

What's the verdict ?
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 08:16:08 pm »

might be nice to see the anim rather than a few stills lynn ::)
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 08:17:37 pm »

I like it, ever seen Shrek? Right at the start with the book (A bit like that?). Anyway i like that! I think that it will be good. What background do you have planned?
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lynn22

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 07:04:39 am »

kreator, I haven't rendered all the frames yet but I'll put up a link as soon as it's done.

spicy, thanks. One background might be a table, the other a bookstand
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 07:58:49 am »

i can't help thinking the position of the cover hinge seems a bit odd - shouldn't it be at the point where it joins the spine?

the spine and pages have quite a strong curve on them, more than i'd have used, but i'm guessing that's just a stylistic choice, it's not a prob :)

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 01:43:20 pm »

Yeah, I just noticed that too, you need to amend that mistake. But it is good! Can't wait to see the full render with the background
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008, 02:01:33 pm »

Hmm, I think the hinge looks like it's in the right place, the thing to me that makes it look a bit unnatural is that when you open the cover of a book, the whole binding is going to sort of tilt and bend to the left.

Overall it looks very good, and the bending page looks great.
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008, 02:03:09 pm »

thecolclough and spicy, I have seen very old books where the hinge is slightly off the corner of the spine.

Anyway, the animation is online so if anyone wants to see it it's at : http://www.3d-anim8.com/xmas/video.asp
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2008, 02:04:23 pm »

What do you mean Olias? Sorry, it's just I don't get you. I still think the hinges are a little bit out of place to be honest, but that's just me
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008, 02:07:01 pm »

lynn 22, I must say that animation  is really good! i liked it when the pages turned to the left.
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2008, 02:15:06 pm »

spicy, i think the attached diagram basically shows the movement olias is thinking of.  if you open and shut a hardback book a few times, and look at how it moves, you can see that the whole thing deforms a bit when opened.

lynn, very nice animation!  ;)

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Re: Animated book
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2008, 02:17:18 pm »

Oh I get it now! Thanks thecolclough! I really should eat breakfeast in the morning!
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2008, 04:13:09 pm »

spicy, i think the attached diagram basically shows the movement olias is thinking of.  if you open and shut a hardback book a few times, and look at how it moves, you can see that the whole thing deforms a bit when opened.

lynn, very nice animation!  ;)

- colclough

Aye, that's exactly what I mean. :)
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2008, 01:14:37 pm »

Thanks everyone for having a look and for your nice comments, it makes it all worthwile :)
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Re: Animated book
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2008, 05:19:48 pm »

When will you have the render with the background lynn 22? Because I would really like to see a render of that.
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