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manitou
09-30-2007, 07:40 AM
i did a new rigging reel for the NEO,its simple but still looks good!:)
here is the CGtalk thread about the animation:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=154&t=539557
watch the rigging reel:
http://www.neovfx.com/archives/106
YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-xASD36X2M)

youku:
Alive with passion
(http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_co00XOTA3OTcyNA==.html)Rig of NEO (http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_co00XOTA4NTUxNg==.html)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2481971208_b721d5bdb9.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2064/2481971270_d741ae113c.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3115/2481971326_1b1a960d2a.jpg?v=0

adib
09-30-2007, 08:49 PM
Very professional rig!BRAVO!Five stars:bowdown:

manitou
10-06-2007, 04:42 AM
:)its far away from pro~:)just for fun

SpecialFX
10-06-2007, 10:14 AM
Hi mate,


that is a lot of work you got there. setting up all the mechanical parts is not easy. any chances of watching a Hi Res version of this will be great. very detailed work.

kevinzkw1125
10-06-2007, 04:50 PM
http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/icons/icon13.gifgreat work! it's very nice!http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/icons/icon12.gif

manitou
10-09-2007, 01:21 PM
hehe !maybe im a robot maniac~

manitou
10-18-2007, 04:10 PM
Here are some early design sketches of the leg and foot.

ilusiondigital
10-19-2007, 12:27 AM
Yep, superprofesional, incredible rig..... i want this toy for christmas xD

Cheers

Ajouz
10-19-2007, 01:58 PM
that is amazing, can you please share with us your references to do such thing,... rock on!

manitou
10-19-2007, 03:34 PM
Actually there is nothing fancy.The whole rig is consisted of IK,constrains,pole vector,limitation and some deformers like wrap,lattice,etc.Locator is very important in this rig!~

Pooyag
10-22-2007, 01:21 AM
outstanding....i'm impressed! :thumbsup:

manitou
10-31-2007, 04:10 PM
im appreciate for all the comments:love:

polybuilder
10-31-2007, 05:28 PM
looks masterly and clever... great work manitou!!

polybuilder
10-31-2007, 05:29 PM
looks masterly and clever... great work manitou!!

Wenupang
11-01-2007, 11:30 PM
Excellent!! Wunderwar!!...Good job man!!...t[/QUOTE]

CNCAddict
11-02-2007, 11:33 PM
WOW, that is very impressive work! OH, what is the name of that song, I like it as well :)

AkinYaman
11-05-2007, 12:27 AM
l liked your rigs fella

mrtprodz
11-06-2007, 08:31 AM
As said amazing rig you did there :thumbsup: Can you please tell us the song name/band?
Thank you :)

manitou
11-06-2007, 01:07 PM
The song of the rigging reel is:L'Altra :It Follows Me Around

Alpha-Leader
11-06-2007, 07:11 PM
How long did it take to rig?

MetalcoreMailman
11-06-2007, 11:16 PM
yea dude, I would definately try and critique if I could, but that looks really amazing. The only thing I see, and this is a Minor, MINOR thing, is that the pistons on the top of the little camera thing at the top look a little bit rubbery, they dont seem to move all that mechanically. Thats really the only thing, and thats like a freckle on the body of this magnificent piece of rigging. That truely did Blow my mind. It showed me how they can actually keep track of all those moving parts on a movie like transformers. Seriously good.

dangermouse
11-07-2007, 12:36 PM
That's fantastic. I'm working on something similar, only more retro and artistic, but it doesn't hold a candle to yours.

Actually there is nothing fancy.The whole rig is consisted of IK,constrains,pole vector,limitation and some deformers like wrap,lattice,etc.Locator is very important in this rig!~

I need to start reading more random material on deformers and locaters, obviously there's some stuff I've missed, I've been focussing on expressions... :banghead:

Anyway, awesome work, now I'm gonna head back to my rig, and poke it with a stick for a while hoping it'll magically become as cool as yours...

manitou
12-10-2007, 04:02 PM
thank for your compliments!
It has been a long time I havn't come to this thread~
I've done a new cartoon character,the little guy looks pretty funny!
haha,you can check it out from the "DEO Rig" in my signiture

manitou
12-26-2007, 04:19 PM
I put high quality demos on the web,you can download them here
http://www.neovfx.com/archives/178
just click the pics!!
Hope you like it

leishman
12-27-2007, 02:21 AM
Oh....Great Work of mechanism Animation

shaofang
01-04-2008, 12:25 AM
Really good work man! 很高兴见到中国的优秀作品!加油!

lime324
01-20-2008, 10:23 AM
It's absolutely amazing!
can I animate it?? please... :D

manitou
03-21-2008, 12:45 PM
wow,haha ,thank you guys all!

iKAL
03-21-2008, 02:40 PM
Thats some awesome mechanical rigging there man! Great work. :scream:

STANER
03-21-2008, 04:37 PM
Hi man!

wow! this is really something:eek:
i just love mechanical stuff and your work definetly capture my attention:)

did you use any script in this rigg??? if not then it's quite impressive.

manitou
10-06-2008, 02:39 PM
this NEO rig has no script,hehe ,not that complex

TinuZ
10-06-2008, 04:15 PM
very nice dude, what i like the most is the incredible detail and "correctness" of the model itself, i mean this could be made in real life, couldn't it? Do you have robot design background or something?? :P

nice rigging reel..

KaDDD
01-02-2009, 08:27 AM
just wow !!

excellent meccanical stuff , i m speachless , and in love
perfect works , contact iLM , they search some people like you ;)
if you can details more and more your path , it can be very interesting for all of us , i need to push up my level in rigg for finish my robots too !!!

best regards

happy new year 2009

kad

phoenix
01-02-2009, 09:37 AM
Dam ! impressive stuff man :0


regards

joie
01-05-2009, 02:39 PM
Your work is truly inspiring mate!.

I'd like to know about your research for this, how did you make you head around that mechanical movements and joints?, could you please tell me about any helpfull readings for that?, I don't have time to get a bachelor on engineering! ;)

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