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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: Mr.Smeagol on August 29, 2011, 12:28:19 pm

Title: beyond anim8or
Post by: Mr.Smeagol on August 29, 2011, 12:28:19 pm

Hi everyone, long time no see. I'm a 21yr old college student now. Maybe some of you might still remember me from many years ago, I was the director of famous 'Anim8or Movie Project' back then.

I used to be hardcore Anim8or user, and actually used Anim8or professionally for 3 years, before moving on to learning Blender and Maya.

Well, since anim8or was my starting point and my main program for so long, and since some of maybe still remember me, I thought I'd share my biggest 3D achievement with you guys :) This is my biggest project up to date, that took over 8 months to complete. It's a 4 minute long animated 3d short, also my first attempt at animation. I didn't wanna put it in Finished works and works in progress forum since this is not made using anim8or, but rather it was all modeled in Blender 2.5 and animated using Maya. (

I'm posting this here because I hope it can serve as inspiration for you guys still using anim8or, as in... "This is what you can do if you keep up the 3D, like I did :)". Also, big thanks to Steve for introducing me to 3D modeling via Anim8or, if it wasn't for him, maybe this movie would never be made either ;) So that's yet another reason to post this on this forum, ok enough chit chat, I hope you enjoy the movie!
Title: Re: beyond anim8or
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on August 30, 2011, 02:14:33 am
This is very awesome. :D

Just goes to show what you can accomplish if you keep at something.

I don't exactly remember you, but I do remember the Anim8or Movie Project.
Congratulations on everything, and good luck to you on everything, too!
Title: Re: beyond anim8or
Post by: davdud101 on September 01, 2011, 01:22:25 pm
Wow, that wuz pretty awesome, Smeagol! I 'member back when you were heading the Anim8or movie project. I guess when you keep at it, you just get better and better!
Title: Re: beyond anim8or
Post by: Mr.Smeagol on September 01, 2011, 05:03:07 pm
thanks guys :) Hi there davdud101, I remember you well, you were very active on Anim8or movie project forum :) I'm glad you got to see Unleashed and that you liked it ^^
Title: Re: beyond anim8or
Post by: headwax on September 01, 2011, 10:56:23 pm
hot damn that's good! Congrats on the hard work.
It's all paid off. You should be very proud.
Title: Re: beyond anim8or
Post by: Pincho on October 12, 2011, 05:31:43 am
It looks really good, but I think that combining anim8or with another program like Maya give Anim8or a credit just like Blender gets a credit on here. What I would do if making a movie is combine Anim8or with Dark Basic Pro. I could make something close to Legend Of The Guardians if I had the patience.
Title: Re: beyond anim8or
Post by: Mr.Smeagol on October 12, 2011, 12:29:58 pm
Thanks Pincho :) Combining Anim8or with Dark Basic Pro sounds to me like you're after making a game, instead of a movie.
And, I don't mean to start a flamewar, but based on many years of experience with Anim8or, Blender and Maya, I've gotta admit Anim8or is only good for modeling and quick planar uv mapping, but even then modeling in Blender is many times easier and faster once you get used to it, although it's hell at first, while you are getting used to it :) Maya's modeling is close to anim8or's when it comes to speed and easiness, although it does have some extra tools, but I'd pick Blender for modeling any time. Anim8or is a great tool to start exploring 3D to see if it's something you want to do in life, since it's simple and yet allows creation of professional looking work if given enough time, but that time is the key factor :)