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Miltonius
01-16-2004, 06:10 PM
Hello,
I created a short animated action piece called "SoyBean".
Using a Wacom monitor, i drew all the animation directly into the computer. No scanned drawings we're used. I'm saving the trees!
I also have a few other shorter pieces i did the same way on my site. Check them out!

-Milton
Here:
http://fire.prohosting.com/notlim/



Hmm.. image won't display for some reason.
http://fire.prohosting.com/notlim/Bnnr-2.gif

matty429
01-16-2004, 11:43 PM
Hey It would Be better id you posted an Image Using The IMG button in the tools menu to get peoples attention...this is good stuff ..But A link isn't very attractive

Like this...Here Miltonius's Work

http://fire.prohosting.com/notlim/soy-16.jpg

Miltonius if you get mad about me posting this..letme know. I'll remove it....

dez
01-16-2004, 11:47 PM
hey there Milton,

I'm very interested in viewing your animated movies, but the files are exe? how do i watch it? and when the file is downloaded, the file size is much smaller than what you have written below your link picture plus if i try to open it, it opens my Dos and saids its performing an illegal instruction... :S

please help.
dez.

Miltonius
01-17-2004, 12:01 AM
matty429:
I tried the image button but how do i specifiy what image i want it to display and then make it link to my page?

dez:
What kind of computer do you use? Windows or mac?
Because i also posted Quicktime movies and a swf of the Soybean Animation at this link:

http://f1.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/milton_pool@sbcglobal.net/rlst?.dir=/&.src=bc&.done=http://f1.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/

They seem to skip frames as a quicktime and swf though. Put the swf on the low/medium setting and it should play fine.
Let me know if you have trouble viewing them,

-Milton

matty429
01-17-2004, 06:26 PM
I just did This

Push IMG button

And then Pasted this Information

http://fire.prohosting.com/notlim/soy-2.jpg

http://fire.prohosting.com/notlim/soy-2.jpg

gjordan
01-18-2004, 12:37 AM
nice work Milton, so do u draw a character and chop up the characters (i.e. separating the head, limbs and body) and animate them, or do u actually just draw each frame over and over like traditional paper animation. If it the latter than that is really outstanding.

P.S - u should really create some tutorials.

Miltonius
01-18-2004, 02:35 AM
gjordan:
I re-drew most of the animation to give it the smooth movement. I only used existing symbols where it wouldn't be obvious that it was a re-used symbol. The sword for example, I drew once and made a couple modified versions of it, then re-used those symbol drawings through out the whole piece.
No paper was used for animating. It was all done with a drawing monitor( Wacom Monitor), which allowed me to draw directly into the computer.
I plan to create something to show how I do this kind of animating one day soon, it's very simple really.

matty429:
Thanks for the tip, I had to modify my site so I could post the image links. So here they are, I hope.

-Milton

http://fire.prohosting.com/notlim/
http://fire.prohosting.com/notlim/Bnnr-3.gif

dez
01-18-2004, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by Miltonius
dez:
What kind of computer do you use? Windows or mac?
Because i also posted Quicktime movies and a swf of the Soybean Animation at this link:

http://f1.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/milton_pool@sbcglobal.net/rlst?.dir=/&.src=bc&.done=http://f1.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/

They seem to skip frames as a quicktime and swf though. Put the swf on the low/medium setting and it should play fine.
Let me know if you have trouble viewing them,

-Milton

Hey Milton,

Cheers, i guess i didn't see that link on ur site. My bad.

Your animations are very cool, i've only viewed the first one so i'll just write about that one. I have no complaints except for some jpgs or well pictures that aren't flash; the quality gets abit blocky and blurry when its up close in the mov (no biggy)

cheers, love seeing ur work. hope to see more if it in the future. :)
dez.

imscifi
01-23-2004, 09:33 PM
Hey I love your work! excellent stuff! looking forward to seeing what you do with your site!

B.

Miltonius
01-24-2004, 08:23 PM
Thanks for the support everyone.

dez:
I know what you mean, the jpegs do get pixelated up close. When i export to a higher quality movie it doesn't show as much. I'm not sure how to keep the jpegs crisp besides creating all the background's in flash. But i like making photoshoped backgrounds because all the fuzzy edges and mist are more easily achieved.

imscifi:
Thanks for your support! I see this is more of a 3d forum which makes my work here is a little out of place.
So thanks that much more for checking out my site. I'm working on updating my site and creating my next big animation project right now. I'll be sure to post here when it's up and ready in a couple months. Oh and i was really impressed by your sketches and animated robot. Very nice design. Nice use of color and textures too. Keep up the good work!

Take care all,
-Milton

bigray
01-26-2004, 05:52 PM
Very Very Very cool.

As for the jpg images, Have you tried Tiff or Tga. I noticed that Flash can import them. Perhaps you could even start with a high res image for close ups and scale it down as needed.

Either way I have to say I loved the short, good animation, fun story, great action.

Very Cool

LittleFenris
01-28-2004, 08:48 PM
Wow, you really have an eye for traditional animation. I watched all 5 of the exe animations you have on the site. Very nice stuff. I would love to see how you do this...like zooming in and out with the "camera", and all the fluid animation. Very cool. This might be a 3D dominated forum, but 2D stuff like this shouldn't be overlooked, that would be a horrible thing. Remember, we wouldn't have good 3D animation if we didn't first have good 2D animation.

Miltonius
02-22-2004, 03:39 PM
Hey, thanks bigray and LittleFenris! I plan to put something together to show how i create my work one of these days.
It's a lot of work but i enjoy the end product.

It's still a work in progress but my flash site is ready to be view. My proud little gem is the "character cat walk" i created for it. It's has my little animated characters displaying in a small box that you can scroll through. Some of them have cool animations, all of them have blinking eyes. I plan to give them all at least one action. After i figured it out, I put it on my html site too. It's a great way to display new characters as i make them.

I also put up a new quicktime animation.. It's the "Soybean", and "Scattershot" animation combined. The "Scattershot" piece i gave a major upgrade. I added more animation, backgrounds, detail and MUSIC! I polished up the "Soybean" a bit too. I added the right arm to the "biting demon" sequence and added more frames in other places.. There's also a new title and ending credit animation. So check'm out when you have time.
Thanks again for all the positive comments.

-Milton

lment
02-25-2004, 06:30 AM
I am very impressed and interested in seeing the animation. Unfortunately, it will not download for me.

LittleFenris
02-25-2004, 03:31 PM
oh man, that animation is awesome! the music is great for it too. VERY impressive stuff. I wish I had the patience for 2D animation. I :bowdown: to your skills.

Miltonius
02-27-2004, 06:15 AM
lment:

Did you get to this page and click the yellow link?

http://fire.prohosting.com/bubbu/SoyBean.zip

I just checked it and it still works for me. If you still can't download it i'm not sure what the problem could be. Maybe try downloading from a different computer.

Thanks much LittleFenris. I'm opposite in that i never got confortable with 3d. When the 3d programs get easier i may come back to it. Untill then, it's a 2d life for me.
I looked at your illustrations and paintings, i have to say you've got some nice work! They're very professional.

LittleFenris
02-27-2004, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by Miltonius
Thanks much LittleFenris. I'm opposite in that i never got confortable with 3d. When the 3d programs get easier i may come back to it. Untill then, it's a 2d life for me.
I looked at your illustrations and paintings, i have to say you've got some nice work! They're very professional.

Thanks, that means a lot coming from someone with your talent. Thats my biggest love is 2D painting and Illustration, not 3D. 3D is more of a hobby for me than a passion at this point. Here's a couple 3D characters I've done: This is my kitten :) http://www.littlefenris.com/JPGs/Lightwave/Rocco_Katana2.jpg and this eagle http://www.littlefenris.com/JPGs/Eagle.jpg was made a couple years ago...never got around to rigging him to pose him. I'd like to do that sometime soon probably. The kitten is for a short film I'm planning out right now...and the eagle was made shortly after 9/11. the eagle was going to drop a merry xmas bomb on osama. :) That kitten for the short film is going to be rendered with a cell shader so it looks mostly 2D. as i said, i don't have the patience for drawing frame by frame..si wish i did.

d_hansbury
03-01-2004, 12:59 PM
I found your link a while ago and showed a lot of animators here at the college I work at. Your work is extremely well done and I enjoy your group animation swf. I showed some of our flash teachers and students who enjoy 2D animation and all agree your work is great to watch.

I do have to say that someone tried to break your .swf's apart and make a catalogue of your characters, but it wouldn't animate for her :) Anyway, your site is bookmarked and I hope you write up a small tutorial or document how you approach animating your characters. The soybean animation kicks ass.

Miltonius
03-01-2004, 05:05 PM
d_hansbury:

Hey thanks for the post. That's funny someone tried to take my characters out of the swf. I guess as long as they don't go around saling it as their own, it's flattering.
I do plan to create something on how I animate personally sometime in the future. When I have it, i'll let people know on my site.
I just checked out your site and saw your animated short. That is freakin halarious! I know it's not finished but what you have so far is great! I laughed out loud because i know people like that.
Can't wait to see the finished piece. Also I love all those psychic characters you have illustrated, with the floating rocks and stuff, nice. They look like their people you know personally.

It's very cool to get positive feedback from so many talented people.

-Milton

Dreski83
03-02-2004, 12:58 AM
i already knew hearin that you drew all the animations right onto a monitor was enough to win me over (saving the trees rocks!) but to see such smooth and fluent animations done with what look slike great ease on your part deserves mucho resoect indeed!
even tho some of them animations are still being refined or experiments, i'm happy to see that you have a definite distinct style all on your own... which is more than refreshing since this world of creativity needs as much as possible. especially if looks & moves like yours!
besides the animations, i really enjoy your art pieces that were on your site... your coloring skillz show some serious love for the muscles and areas of a body that define movement even tho they were illustrations. impressive... most impressive... and that music from soybean and the 2nd one, by anychane was that from the musicmaker program??? if so, another smooth move your part amigo... i wait in suspense for your next project.

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