PDA

View Full Version : Acrobatic City Assault Course


michael-cawood
07-06-2008, 10:23 AM
I started this piece ages ago and I was nearly finished with it when I got really busy. But I've finally found the time to rework the ending and polish a few other issues I was aware of. I'm hoping to finish it off properly in the next few days, but if anyone has any feedback on the animation or the rendering and lighting feel free to leave your notes.

http://www.michaelcawood.com/videos...t_Animation.mov (http://www.michaelcawood.com/videos/Acrobat_Animation.mov)
http://www.michaelcawood.com/Acrobat.htm
http://www.youtube.com/v/58vrHFDfryo

theflash
07-06-2008, 05:49 PM
It does look nice. I like the fluidity. I would like to see a little more energy in the end because the whole piece has a lot of energy.

DavidWeinstein
07-06-2008, 09:37 PM
Michael

Awesome work man! I love seeing these kinds of test. Here's some little bits that caught my eye - real fine tune stuff that I feel would take the test to the next level.

1) The pose your character is in when he slides down the wall - i would get something a little more dynamic. Get some nice comic book style pose there... thinks what a ninja would like if he did that move!

2) When he leaps off the wall after the sliding bit - this jump to roof #2 feels a tad to fast. Let him get some hang time there - just enough so it feels weighty and smooth. You would even put him in a cool arcing - hunched over - arms up and arcing forwards pose - knees tucked up - type pose. Like a cool Spiderman type leaping pose.

3) The little running bit on the slanted roof feels a tad quick also - and maybe stiff. Id try to get that running rhythm through the whole body. Keep it loose and fleshy.

That's about it - Nice idea and nice execution - this is one of the coolest test Ive seen in awhile! Cheers man!


David Weinstein
www.digitalapprentice.net (http://www.digitalapprentice.net)
www.dw78nov.blogspot.com (http://www.dw78nov.blogspot.com)

theflash
07-06-2008, 09:48 PM
Now thatI saw the animation again, I think what I might like in the end is some more dynamic pose and not the straight stand up pose. Overall it looks cool though I keep watching it over and over.

michael-cawood
07-06-2008, 10:13 PM
Thanks for your notes guys. I've only just seen them so I've not had time to respond to them but here's an update anyway.

http://www.michaelcawood.com/videos/Acrobat_Animation.mov
http://www.michaelcawood.com/Acrobat.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRe5GCWx2cw

CGTalk Moderation
07-06-2008, 10:13 PM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.