View Full Version : First Timer Looking for Critique
10-11-2006, 09:23 AM
I'm a noob in this forum and in the animation scene. Doing a dip in CG and intending to be an animator. This is my first time doing a whole acting sequence. Would appreciate some comments and critique.
Click here to watch Bad-Cook---WIP (http://media.putfile.com/Bad-Cook---WIP)
Alternate youtube link.
10-13-2006, 05:59 AM
A simple "You suck" would be a lot better than the silence. :) Please?
10-13-2006, 11:45 AM
Dude, wont load for me.
Try putting it on youtube insted if you dont have webspace.
10-13-2006, 12:46 PM
Thanks for the note. I've put up an alternative link on youtube.
10-16-2006, 10:56 AM
I like the mouth shaking when the character is unsure and nervous. Though I feel like everything he picks up there is no weight or resistance. Your thoughts?
10-16-2006, 03:45 PM
Thanks. I was trying to figure out what else was lacking. Really appreciate the comment and critique. :bounce:
10-16-2006, 04:12 PM
Nice work for a first piece. Can I give you a suggestion that's meaningless to this particular excersize? Do something shorter. Take a look at The Animator's Survival Kit and do a smaller excersize. You've got some great ideas, and some great poses in here, but you're biting off a LOT for a first timer. My suggestion is to forget the story for now. Work on something like a lift, or a push, or a pull. Something that will excersize your ability to show weight. Maybe even something as simple as a jump or walk.
I don't say any of this to discourage you. I think you're off to a great start on this excersize, but I've learned from experience that it causes a lot of problems to bite off too much without first covering the basics.
Again, please don't be discouraged, and if you continue on with this piece, I really think it's off to a good start. All I can tell you is what I myself have learned thru unfortunate circumstances.
Best of luck!
10-16-2006, 06:05 PM
I think its really good. The character im rigging now looks a bit like yours but wiht out the eyes and brows. You goign to have any grunts or sighs vocally?
10-17-2006, 05:46 AM
Wow, really encouraged by all the sudden posts. :)
Thanks for the advice travis. I actually realised i took a bite more than i could chew when i was halfway into this. But I just couldn't stop myself and decided to finish anyway. I actually did a walk cycle before this for practise. Don't worry, I'm not discouraged at all. Really appreciate the advice, would be looking into doing a simpler action next.
Hi Anikat84, actually the rig wasn't done by me. Its a lowmax rig available online. :D
And I don't intend to put any sound into it, gonna keep it silent.
Thanks again for both your comments and critiques. Much appreciated. :)
10-17-2006, 05:46 AM
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