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monks
06-08-2004, 07:14 PM
hello

this is my short movie called "Silences", 3 months of work, realised with 3dsmax and photoshop.(there is some words in french...but as my opinion there is no problem for understanding)...sorry for my english
Hope you like it :) !

the link : http://monks.free.fr/fla_sites_final/videos/Silences_divx4.zip (http://monks.free.fr/fla_sites_final/videos/Silences_divx4.zip)

the video is about 30 mo , codec use : divx 4.11

http://monks.free.fr/cgtalk/sreenshot01.jpg

monks
06-08-2004, 07:16 PM
more screenshots :

http://monks.free.fr/cgtalk/decor01.jpg

http://monks.free.fr/cgtalk/silence.jpg

http://monks.free.fr/cgtalk/murmure.jpg

funkyboss
06-08-2004, 07:54 PM
woow a real story.... it s too rare nowadays...:)

Your work is really good monky...near perfection?? mmhhhhh....maybe.. Models are sweet, texturing is so clean and animation very impressive...
Well a good movie full of sensivity and sense...
Go ahead brother and keep your quality;)
CU soon.

FunKyBoSS



http://funkybossprod.free.fr

artemesia66
06-08-2004, 08:16 PM
Great Work! I really enjoyed that--the story was really well thought out, and touching.

monks
06-09-2004, 08:28 AM
thanks for your coments :)

snmz
06-09-2004, 11:06 AM
Great jobb, poetic, lovely, I enjoyed it and got inspiration to
continue with my shorts...
Thats is what this forum should be about
Thanks
Sebastian Marquez
http://www.pixelpaintings.net/

monks
06-09-2004, 02:46 PM
you can also visit my website if you want to see more pictures :

http://monks.free.fr (http://)

thanks
(precision : the movie Silences is about 30 mo )

funkyboss
06-09-2004, 03:42 PM
Just a question what is your renderer??
Seems to be GI but i am persuaded that its a simulated global lightning...
But its really nice... smooth and a good grain
Cu:beer:

endi2
06-09-2004, 03:58 PM
very good movie!
thank you!

xjgd4321
06-09-2004, 04:34 PM
Very there is the felling's work:thumbsup:
But his joint is not a very easy flection
Personal opinion

monks
06-10-2004, 12:43 PM
to funkyboss :
"Just a question what is your renderer??
Seems to be GI but i am persuaded that its a simulated global lightning..."

>> No GI, scanline renderer of max 6, omni and directionnal lights whith a gray ambient.


thanks a lot :)

an English version will be available soon, thanks for watching !

UnlikelyCorny
06-10-2004, 01:36 PM
Very nice short indeed, especially when it comes to rendering and texturing. The animation has its shabby bits. The carrying of the boy is a bit floaty as well as the insertion of the switch into the machine. The boys arm also seems to disappear in his torso a bit at times.
But it's the quality of the film that makes these little flaws unimportant or, at times, even fitting.

best of luck and thanks.

monks
06-10-2004, 03:03 PM
thanks for your coments Unlikely :)

yes i'm not a very good animator, but as you say the first objective is not a demonstration of perfect animation, i just want to make a film :) ....i prefer modeling, texturing and lightning ;)
( and the motion flow of character studio was not my friend during this production...:shrug: )

Lunatic
06-11-2004, 02:36 AM
what cool film ! :D

I thnik the story is great, and the expression are great to :D
The render is quite nice :) some animation could be more flexible, but in the majorité it's a cool work :D

:thumbsup:

kay-sea
06-11-2004, 03:04 AM
for the most part atleast. The part I do love is the opening sceens when the camera is scrolling sideways with the images of the robots and the sounds of war, that was very nicely done. The other part i do love is the concept.

As was mentioned before the modelling, animation and texturing needs work. It didn't appeal to me especially when the short looked like a video game. good effort

don't mean to be too harsh

hpslashluvr
06-11-2004, 05:18 AM
wow, i would have cried if i was in the mood x.x;;; i thought the story was very simple and sweet :cry:

The only thing that gets me was the choppiness of the animation. The robot is ok, but the kid seems a bit off. The textures on many of the the objects are superb but the face on the child could use more. I think it all works though, feels like the old video games where the animation was a little choppy too. I liked the beginning where you had a simple pan of the wall, many of the objects looked 2d which made it very original and like the old cartoons. The music was absolutely perfect for the movie too!

I don't think the French will get anyone off, I think most people with a basic to no knowledge of french would know what "guerre", "victoire", "proche", "revoltent" means, etc. Did you do this alone? How much experience do you have with 3dsmax? I am like so totally inspired to make a short too! Not that I have time...but still! Good work!:bounce: :thumbsup:

OK, I come back to edit my post. I just visited your website. You obviously have AWESOME skills, so I take back everything I said about texturing, etc. I'm sure it must have been on purpose for some parts. Hehe :bowdown:

Have you ever watched the movie Robot Stories? It is sort of like this.robot stories (http://www.robotstories.net/)

CGZAMOR
06-11-2004, 08:56 AM
i love it:thumbsup:

monks
06-11-2004, 12:28 PM
wow :) thank you hpslashluvr

yes i did it alone during 3 months, i agree about the textures of the girl...but i hadn't much time to repair this... my examinations approaching....perhaps later :)

thank you very much, I am very glad to see that people like this story, I could not have a better reward!

monks
06-13-2004, 10:10 AM
i made a little webpage for the film :

http://monks.free.fr/silences/silences.html

:rolleyes:

DenkoM
06-13-2004, 12:13 PM
This short movie has a story, I like it! It have some modeling, texturing and dynamic bugs but i know what is 3 months of rendering. Keep working man!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

hpslashluvr
06-13-2004, 02:01 PM
I think I saw that you took some classes in Bordeaux, if I can read correctly. Do you think it helped you with your art? I'm trying to decide whether to go to art school, it costs so much, even the poor ones.

monks
06-13-2004, 02:39 PM
i don't know if living in Bordeaux has help me to make this movie...perhaps fo the architecture...and the ambience...but my first source of inspiration was the french's villages of the world war 2.
I thinks it's a good idea to go to a school art, especially to enrich its work...it costs so much but in my opinion it is a good investment for your future !

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