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j2cool
05-17-2006, 08:52 PM
Hi this is some animation of some frogs on a piece of paper, its for a pretend advert for a printer, the frogs are printed and they then come to life and jump off the page. Blendshapes have yet to be added. This is a playblast straight from maya.

frogs - MOV - 467kb - Mirror 1 (http://www.daviddeacon.co.uk/cgtalk/frogs.mov)

http://www.daviddeacon.co.uk/cgtalk/frogs.jpg

Critique and comments welcome,

James

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wtoddk
05-18-2006, 11:23 PM
so you're looking for crits on the animation only right?

If so, the only comment I have to make is that the movement is a little bit robotic, especially after the jump. I know frogs are a little like this....robotic, that is, but I think they could use a little bit more 2ndary animation, even if it's soooo slight.


after looking at your clip a few more times, i'm actually not sure that it needs anything at all.

Looking forward to a more finished render!

Todd

j2cool
05-20-2006, 04:13 PM
Hi Everyone,

here is an update of the frogs, they now have subtle blenshape animation and they deform the paper. It was also a test for us rendering in HD at 1280 x 720.

The frogs are yet to have the zbrush bump map applied. 2D motionblur was added in After Effects and there is no ambient occlusion pass yet.


http://www.daviddeacon.co.uk/cgtalk/HDFrogs.jpg

TestHD - MOV - 1.9mb - 5 seconds - Mirror 1 (http://www.daviddeacon.co.uk/cgtalk/HDTest.mov)

Comments and crit welcome

Thanks

James

trisman23
05-20-2006, 04:39 PM
Wow, this animation is spot on. I agree that the motion does look a bit robotic, but it imitates the frogs movement because of it. Looking forward to seeing a final render.

Dave3D
05-21-2006, 01:37 AM
lookin ace dude, i would call it final on the animation side :thumbsup:

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