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isosceles
08-24-2007, 11:03 PM
Jason Fletcher is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/view_entries.php?challenger=13894)

Latest Update: Final Render: Elk Cloner Final Aniamtion
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/13894/13894_1188000743_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=4608302#post4608302)

isosceles
08-24-2007, 11:27 PM
A cyberpunk illusion with an artistic touch. A virtual reality is created around the viewer. After a simple boot process, the prepared time-capsule vision takes over. Elk Cloner travels from person to person, sharing its homemade thought-virus.

Animation:
www.ELKCLONER.com
(http://www.elkcloner.com)

isosceles
08-24-2007, 11:58 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/13894/13894_1187999928_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/13894/13894_1187999928_large.jpg)

Very early influences
*****First impressions of how/where to start (previous projects)
http://www.elkcloner.com/resources/time_capsule_narrative.html
http://www.recursiveidea.com/CYBER/IDEAS/Recursion_Excursion/main_page.htm
http://www.supyo.com/home/artworks/saic20052006/nostalgia/nostalgia.htm


In-Production Influences
*****reading while riding the subway
==========================
Book: Idoru by William Gibson (my favorite, cyberpunk nectar)
Book: Hyperion by Dan Simmons (oh-so epic, best sci-fi)
Book: After Yesterday's Crash by Larry McCaffery
Book: True Mutations by R. U. Sirius
Book: Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling
Book: Creating Motion Graphics: Volume 1 by Trish & Chris Meyer
Comic: Transmetropolitian: Back on the Street by Marren Ellis & Darick Robertson
Movie: Idiocracy by Mike Judge
*****and of course, the glorious internet becoming cyberspace.
*****Websites:
http://www.boingboing.net
http://www.waxy.org/links
http://www.slashdot.com

isosceles
08-25-2007, 12:02 AM
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Animation Method (with specifics)
======================
1: Create rough story / Don't settle for just an idea
2A: Start creation of maya modeling / deformer testing
2B: 'Photoshop + Google images' matte painting (rubber stamp!) / Color palate specifics
3: Storyboard and script flesh out, work out kinks, finalize
4A: Request Milieu's permission to use music
4B: Record character audio narration
4C: Mix pre-final sound (editing: Final Cut Pro. tweaking: Audacity)
5A: Pose-to-pose keyframe animation to match sound in Maya / hypershade / render
5B: Animate photoshop characters / match sound in After Effects / further character's expressions
5C: Combine Maya final image into After Effects animation / get specifics finalized
6: Render final image in After Effects
7: Title frame, credits, sound equalization, tweak various elements
8: Polish
9: Website creation (Flash Video Player (http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Flash_video_Player))

*****For those who are curious and love to dig... here is an Archive (http://www.elkcloner.com/resources/) of the original animation elements;
*****But only files of a reasonable size included: .PSD's and Maya models! Play!

isosceles
08-25-2007, 12:07 AM
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Post-Production Thoughts
======================
Maya 8: middle-mouse total-freeze-to-crash. (middle-click whilst trying to zoom) let me count the times...
-----Maya still has some way to come. Really had to strap down and find some animation methods.
-----Praise the almighty deformer! Joints can bite me.
After Effects 7 is beautiful. Clear and distinct in its potential. I can't imagine CS3!?
-----Easy Ease = F9. The hotkey of added spice taste!
-----I have much to explore.
Website: http://www.ctheory.net/

isosceles
08-25-2007, 12:12 AM
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A cyberpunk illusion with an artistic touch. A virtual reality is created around the viewer. After a simple boot process, the prepared time-capsule vision takes over. Elk Cloner travels from person to person, sharing its homemade thought-virus.

Elk Cloner Animation:
http://www.elkcloner.com

r1-381
09-20-2007, 02:03 AM
not sure what the story is here, but i'm very interested in this abstract piece. i have a feeling it could be a pretty cool sequence.

like the imagery and the colors. you mentioned after effects....are you going to do some crazy stuff in there? great program!

isosceles
09-20-2007, 02:33 AM
The animation piece is finished: (download)
http://www.elkcloner.com/visuals/elk_cloner_large.zip

or watch in a flash movie player: (watch)
http://www.elkcloner.com

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