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SirRon
03-06-2008, 09:44 PM
See entries for the February Challenge here.

Animation Acting Challenge #16 (yes, the title has a the wrong number) :)

There are two topics to choose from

1. Scared and hiding from someone or something.
Or
2. Audio Clip from Pulp Fiction
LINK (http://moviewavs.com/php/sounds/?id=gog&media=WAVS&type=Movies&movie=Pulp_Fiction&quote=concentr.txt&file=concentr.wav)


(Loud gunshot)
Jules: "Oh, I'm sorry. Did I break your concentration?"




Rules
Please Read me!
- Have fun animating!
- Use any rig and any animation software you like.
- Animate with any medium (3D, 2D, or stop-motion)
- You're open (and encouraged) to post your progress here if you'd like any comments and critiques.
- No time/frame restriction on the animation. Just remember that the more complex it is the longer it will take to finish. Make it by the due date!
- You can do both topics if you have the time. Either separately or as one animation if possible.
- You may add time before and after the audio clip, but please do not change the timing of the audio.
- A separate final submission thread will be created. Post your final animation there. I'll make the thread a few days before the deadline.
- Textures and lighting are optional. Playblasts are acceptable. Just make the acting clear and easy to see.
- Use any resolution and aspect ratio... but keep the file size manageable. As for codecs, preferably one that's common like quicktime or windows media. My recommendation would be Quicktime.
- When posting for final entry please state which topic you are animating.
- Adding music is optional, just don't make it distracting.

We'll do this for about a month (March 7th - March 28th). Then we'll vote (March 29th- March 31st). We'll vote for the best animations AND suggest topics for the next challenge in that time.

Feel free to ask questions about the challenge. We're still looking to improve how the challenge is conducted, we're open to suggestions.

Tips:
-Don't know where to upload your final animation or WIP? I recommend using www.vimeo.com. Free to register. You get to watch a streaming flash video and if you're registered, users can also download the original video source. Helps for critiques.
-The audio can also be set to mono instead of stereo, that may help keep the file size down.
-Please consider people from other countries that have certain websites filtered out. If you have webspace it would be nice to upload there to along with any streaming flash websites, at least for your final animation. I don't want anyone to miss out on the work you've done.


Monthly Animation Tip
Inspirational Animation
Have you heard of a game called World of Warcraft? Have the game installed? Check out the in-game models and animations!
WOWmodelview (only works if you have the game installed) (http://wow.curse.com/downloads/details/1427/)
With this you can see the wireframe of the model as well as how the skeleton of the rig was set up.

Don't have the game? That's fine. But take the time to study the animation from the games you play. How did they make it? How would you make it and how can you make it better?

MarshallP
03-07-2008, 08:05 PM
Hey SirRon,

This thread is called "Challenge # 15" Shouldn't it be 16?
Just thought I'd let you know =)


Marshall

SirRon
03-08-2008, 02:15 AM
Doh! You're right! Unfortunately I can't change the number on the thread title :(

torresmedia
03-09-2008, 11:19 PM
I didn't get to finish my last challange, so this time I'll be sure to give it a go! If I only could 3ds max to work :/

EDIT: Ok, now it's working! :P Had to install 3ds max 2008 :( Ah, well! :banghead:

jakiloblanco
03-10-2008, 07:04 AM
i really don't know if i'm gonna enter this, BUT, i just to let you guys know that this is actually my email notification sound !!:P it's been for years, and i thought while playing it i had an email :P

Pooyag
03-10-2008, 08:42 AM
i'm in, totally.....!:bounce:

torresmedia
03-10-2008, 10:16 AM
WoW! :eek: The challange is on the frontpage ^^ Nice!

Mblanco
03-10-2008, 05:19 PM
im in on this one too :D

Pepyu
03-10-2008, 09:52 PM
I'm in too. This will be my first animation challenge! :thumbsup: Good luck to all participants and... let's animate! :buttrock:

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Animation Demoreel - www.pepyu.net (http://www.pepyu.net)

rcronin
03-12-2008, 07:21 PM
Sounds fun. How can I watch all of the previous contests? I can only see the #15 under the animation sessions and only 1 thread under the archives. R.

torresmedia
03-12-2008, 11:05 PM
This is my progress, guys :) Not the best one in the world, but I'm trying :)

First full render dialog:
http://lois.kicks-ass.net/mini_challange_16-testing_render_v1_no_textured.mov

Full render movie:
http://lois.kicks-ass.net/acting_challange_16_-_full_render.avi
(http://lois.kicks-ass.net/acting_challange_16_-_full_render.avi)

TNTDigitalWorks
03-13-2008, 10:35 AM
i am in! seems a lot of fun! :buttrock:

lawchin
03-13-2008, 05:37 PM
I'm defenitely out coz I dont even master my char rigging

torresmedia
03-13-2008, 07:18 PM
I'm defenitely out coz I dont even master my char rigging
Come on! ;) Gatta give it a try! :D We are all her to learn! ;)

SirRon
03-14-2008, 01:28 AM
Sounds fun. How can I watch all of the previous contests? I can only see the #15 under the animation sessions and only 1 thread under the archives. R.

Scroll down til you see the 'display options' section of the forum. Change the "Last Month" to either "Last Year" or "Beginning" and you'll see the older posts. The animation challenges going on now isn't part of the archive.

NickGooch
03-14-2008, 01:52 AM
So i decided to make some props to get my scene to feel nicer.

I made a folding chair thats animatable as well as a couch. the couch cushions are moveable and have squash and stretch on them. Ill post them on my website later incase anyone wants to use them.

http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/foldingchair.jpg



http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/couch.jpg

Here is a playblast of what i have at the moment:
http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/blast15.avi

Still working on timing, liking the start so far :)

Cheers

Imagus
03-15-2008, 07:01 AM
Can't say that I'm necessarily much of an animator, but I may give this a try, just for fun, using either Flash or Poser.

carlw
03-18-2008, 09:46 AM
Hey peoples, I might get involved in this if I get some time soon.

sipone
03-18-2008, 03:17 PM
hi all,
i've started my entry, it is still work in progress but gives you an overview of what i intend to do, good luck to everybody:

here it is: http://www.vimeo.com/798113

rahulmehta
03-18-2008, 04:23 PM
hi all,

i am uploading my first rough cut .. pls chk and give me the feedback on it ..
waiting for your valueable comments ...!

the link i s..
http://www.vimeo.com/795284

best regards
rahulmehta5@gmail.com (http://forums.cgsociety.org/rahulmehta5@gmail.com)

www.freewebs.com/lalitrahulmehta (http://www.freewebs.com/lalitrahulmehta)
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Pepyu
03-18-2008, 10:01 PM
Hi!

Here is my first progress video. This is my video blocking with the main poses and some breakdowns.

http://www.vimeo.com/799250

I've chosen option two: Scared and hiding from someone or something ( a terrifying ball :)
Hope you like it, and feedback and comments are welcome :)

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Pep Lluis Llado - www.pepyu.net (http://www.pepyu.net)

rahulmehta
03-20-2008, 09:45 PM
i am uploading the progress... this is not yet finished ..
timing and lipsync i have to work on ...

U CAN CHK HERE...
http://www.vimeo.com/805979

www.freewebs.com/lalitrahulmehta (http://www.freewebs.com/lalitrahulmehta) -- MY CONCEPT FOLIO ..

waiting for the feedback ..
warm regards

Rahul..

Pooyag
03-21-2008, 04:16 AM
i am uploading the progress... this is not yet finished ..
timing and lipsync i have to work on ...

U CAN CHK HERE...
http://www.vimeo.com/805979

www.freewebs.com/lalitrahulmehta (http://www.freewebs.com/lalitrahulmehta) -- MY CONCEPT FOLIO ..

waiting for the feedback ..
warm regards

Rahul..

Good progress!
as u asked, here's some feedback -hopefully i dont sound harsh:
watch the pistol, it's all over the place(but i guess that can be the last part to fix and sometimes awfully not in hand)
i would personally remove the second upward movement of the hands Frame number 75 to 90(3rd second).
Watch for Twining(symmetrical body movement)
i wish i could do this challenge :(

Keep it up Rahul,
Pooya.

NickGooch
03-21-2008, 08:01 PM
hi everyone.

http://www.vimeo.com/809011

http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/pulpD.mov

here is an update on my animation. I can see a few things i need to work on.
-animating hands
-cushion flying animation
-making the room a little bigger so the wall doesnt clip

http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/pulpdscreeny.jpg

please give me some feedback, I'm sure there's more to be worked out.

cheers

rahulmehta
03-22-2008, 04:25 PM
hi everyone.

http://www.vimeo.com/809011

http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/pulpD.mov

here is an update on my animation. I can see a few things i need to work on.
-animating hands
-cushion flying animation
-making the room a little bigger so the wall doesnt clip

http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/pulpdscreeny.jpg

please give me some feedback, I'm sure there's more to be worked out.

cheers

hey ..
looks nice .. brother..
good work ..!

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH POOYA .. FOR THE COMMENTS .... THANKS..! .. i'll chk and reupload ..

best regards
R.M

my portfoilo link ...
http://www.vimeo.com/795284
www.freewebs.com/lalitrahulmehta (http://www.freewebs.com/lalitrahulmehta) __________________

carlw
03-24-2008, 08:56 AM
Hey people, I've made a start...
I'm working on the rest now....but here's a little WIP.
http://www.vimeo.com/818278

sipone
03-24-2008, 07:12 PM
hi all, nice progress guys, rahul and nick, your entries are great.

carlw i can't see yours, it says "lock video"

here's my final entry (quicktime 3mo) : http://teramed.free.fr/pulp01.rar

or vimeo link: http://www.vimeo.com/819800

carlw
03-25-2008, 01:06 PM
Hey Sipone, yours is fantastic!

I've never used Vimeo before, not sure if I did something wrong but whenever I look, it has that same link and the video works for me....so I'm not sure?!

I'll finish the rest, maybe tonight and try uploading again.

apackxx
03-25-2008, 06:43 PM
Cool clip, I like the follow-through on the Sofa.

Pepyu
03-25-2008, 09:24 PM
Hi all! This is my progress. I have to work more in some parts and finish some details, but it's almost finished :)

http://www.vimeo.com/824019

Wait for comments or feedback!
Thanks!

carlw
03-26-2008, 02:09 PM
Nice work Pepyu....that's great animation! How he runs away behind the wall is done perfectly.


Here's mine people - I don't expect to win any awards with this...It's my first attempt at any lip syncing....but it was fun! Also the muzzle flash was added in AE.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lurakIAUou8

NickGooch
03-26-2008, 09:09 PM
carlw:
heh carl i like the afro :). The animation of the arm is all wrong, its very robotic and dam near impossible to do. feels more like a mechanical crane moving instead of a person. you need to animate the whole body not just the arm something more like this:
http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/armswing.jpg
lead with the elbow follow through with the hand. people move in curves not in straight lines, like you have it:
http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/wrongarmswing.jpg

as for the lip sync, dont move the jaw up and down on every silable, the lips do most of the work not the jaw... try to force yourself to open your jaw on every silable in front of a mirror. you will see how odd it looks. Also less is more in lipsyncs. the goal is not to concentrate on the individual letters but on the feeling of the whole word.

pepyu: looking good. Also the toes are bent in wierd places, but i'm sure you know that.

sipone: nice poses and animation, the lipsync doesnt work so well on "your concentration".

Thanks all and I hope I helped.
http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/pulpdascreeny.jpg
Here is a link to my final animation:
http://www.vimeo.com/827790
http://www.nickgooch.com/WIP/pulpDa.mov

Cheers

humo
03-27-2008, 02:35 AM
hi everyone it's first time to make scene after finishing the course of animation it's not good as yours but i want try i hope see comments
http://www.vimeo.com/828818

humo
03-27-2008, 02:46 AM
hi everyone
nice work and cool ideas good luck to all and me:thumbsup:
this first animation i made after the course of animation i hope see comments
http://www.vimeo.com/828818

carlw
03-27-2008, 05:54 AM
Thanks you Nick, I see exactly what you mean, the gun moves straight across instead of in an arc.

As you can tell I'm brand new to animation so I appreciate the comments, cheers.

Superfantastik
03-27-2008, 09:05 AM
First time trying this out.
Is the deadline 11:59 pm on March 28th and voting on the 29th?

SirRon
03-27-2008, 06:13 PM
First time trying this out.
Is the deadline 11:59 pm on March 28th and voting on the 29th?

Correct :) That's your local time..

Pepyu
03-27-2008, 09:44 PM
Hi all! And thanks for comments and feedback :) I already adjusted the toe bens ^^

NickGooch: Good acting!. I think that left hand fingers must have a little mote animation. It seems than there are in the same position the most of the time.

I just have finished mi animation. i think that I'll upload my final movie tonight.

Good Luck!

Pepyu
03-27-2008, 09:58 PM
Well, this is my final animation for this challenge. The topic is "Scared and hiding from someone or something".

http://www.pepyu.net/ac16_final.mov
http://www.vimeo.com/832351

http://www.pepyu.net/images/ac16_miniatura.jpg

Hope you like it! :)

carlw
03-28-2008, 02:40 AM
Well, this is my final animation for this challenge. The topic is "Scared and hiding from someone or something".

http://www.pepyu.net/ac16_final.mov
http://www.vimeo.com/832351

Hope you like it! :)

I like it! I love the subtle changes, the camera work, the nicer rendering....and how he falls over at the end is great animation.
Cheers.

SirRon
03-28-2008, 09:48 AM
Final animation thread is up!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=135&t=614209


Announcement
I got my dates mixed up. So the last day to submit your animations is the 31st. We'll vote for the best animation in the first week of April. Just to keep the challenge going I'll pick a non-audio and audio clip for April.

SirRon
04-01-2008, 09:36 PM
The new April challenge is UP!!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=135&t=615876

NirJonas84
04-11-2008, 06:04 PM
Hi

someone heard about Animation Mentor online school?

and can help me , i need some information and advice

about this school

i want to start learning animation

anyone who know something i will appreciate it

Thank you

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