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05-18-2008, 01:16 AM
I'm just at the beginning of starting to gather footage for my Animation Show Reel. After watching other show reels i noticed some are not only very well animated but also look extreemely well modeled. Apart from the obvious Cinema film clips I'm curios whether theres such a thing as to use pre-made models which have already been setup for animation in a show reel. If so, is this frowned upon, or would it have any negative effects on finding jobs?
Any help would be great
05-18-2008, 10:09 AM
Using free rigs are fine for animation showreels. Give credit to the creator in your breakdown and you should be good. An animation showreel is all about the animation so that's all that counts.
06-03-2008, 04:20 PM
Yes. If you're hired for animation, then the ones hiring will pay close attention to your poses timing, holds...
Don't put too much attention to the modeling and lighting set up since it may not be your strength. This way all your attention is in the animation, which means you will have more of it and you will have perfected it. It's also good to learn how to rig but if you start with a generic rig for animating...That's fine also. It's usually quite obvious that the animator used a generic rig cause they always look the same :)
I even tell my animation students not to render and to use captures instead.
06-04-2008, 11:35 PM
"School" I went to frowned upon this and said "in the industry" its frowned upon also. In fact they wouldnt let students use any on thier final reel. This only made me and other animators lives much harder as we had to beg for models and rigs and even then, they were complex student rigs which just made it even worse. Sad part is, last I heard, its now restricted to only realistic models.
Anyway without straying to much from the subject ... it shouldnt matter. A good animation director should be looking at your animation and its quality, not what you animated with. In fact ive read its more impressive to give life to what would normally be inanimate objects (like the 'famous' floursack).
06-04-2008, 11:35 PM
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