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Fasty
06-05-2003, 05:44 AM
Righto! Count me tentativly as "in". Details to come!

MVP
06-05-2003, 10:39 AM
Good Luck.

Fasty
06-05-2003, 02:43 PM
Right well here are some ideas...

1. Theseus vs Minotaur: Can't do it because of the rules :( Maybe I could have an anonymous minotaur fighting an anonymous minotaur?

2. Funny Spazzy Robot Vs Something else: I don't know, I just quickly modelled a funny looking box robot and thought it would be cool to animate. Any ideas on who he could fight?
http://www.stu-art.net.au/images/dumb_bot.gif

Tired now, more ideas tomorrow :D

Kid-Mesh
06-05-2003, 03:03 PM
Hey fasty :cool:

Im a low key fan of your cell shade work...hope you do something in that area.

As for ideas how about this one.

Make your robot look like a television (almost does) and have him either fight a T.V. Repairmen or a Leathal Remote control.

Sort of a Toy Story parody if you get where Im coming from. But what ever you decide good luck and glad to see you jumping in the fray.

littlebrother
06-05-2003, 03:59 PM
I'm a huge fan of old-school versus new-school. Here is an idea - why not make your old-style robot fight a more modern, ergonomic, sleek, futuristic robot. I think that could be comical, and you could make them fight over something like a "Hall of Robot Fame" award, which robot is used by someone, or simply over a new CPU chip. Just some ideas...

Fasty
06-06-2003, 04:58 AM
Hey Kid Mesh, I was toying with the idea of doing something celshaded, but I'm not sure. The novelty has kind of warn off for me lately, but if it fits the idea then I'll most definately try to reignite the spark!
Nice idea, Littlebrother, I was having similar ones myself. A friend suggested pitting an orc against a robot, which got me thinking about fantasy vs sci-fi.
I have a dragon model I'm working on that I'd like to finish and create a test animation for, but I can't think of anything interesting to pit against it, other than a typical warrior. That could be fun though!

Other than that, here are some more ideas:

A 2D cartoon fighting a clay model, each using their different characteristics to outwit the opposition. In the end a 3D CG character comes in and beats them both :p

Just a cool kungfu showdown...

Drat I thought I had more ideas than that. Anyway, I'd better get back to work!

Kid-Mesh
06-06-2003, 11:08 AM
Well whatever you decide my friend I know it will be sweet!

Fasty
06-07-2003, 03:05 AM
Ok I'm jumping in the deep end. I'm going to try for the dragon vs the warrior, a full blown 20 second animated battle in a month :cry:

I'm reworking my dragon to make him pose better.

http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/dragon01_thumb.gif (http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/dragon01.gif)
click to enlarge

Kid-Mesh
06-07-2003, 03:36 AM
whoa

Yan Loong Wong
06-07-2003, 04:00 AM
looks like u're about to dive into a huge project with warrior and dragon. good luck!!;)

Fasty
06-09-2003, 11:34 AM
I'm definately getting faster at modelling and rigging. This knight took about 3 hours from go to woah. He's not too detailed, but probably will only be viewed from long to medium range.

http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/knight01_thumb.gif (http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/knight01.gif)
Click to enlarge!

We're knights of the round table, we dance whenever we're able!

Wigaru Wiyamoto
06-09-2003, 05:52 PM
Wow, looks ambitious! Good luck. :thumbsup:

littlebrother
06-10-2003, 01:26 PM
All I can say is that you have 20 seconds, storyboard it out wisely; good luck to you, and I'm watching this post.

Bonstar
06-14-2003, 09:11 AM
I've finished rigging the dragon. I'm in the process of doing some test animations which I'll post when done.

http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/dragon_skelthumb.gif (http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/dragon_skel.gif)
Click to Enlarge

http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/dragon_rigthumb.gif (http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/dragon_rig.gif)
Click to Enlarge

EDIT: Oops, I accidentally posted under my girlfriends username. This is Fasty.

Fasty
06-14-2003, 01:52 PM
My girlfriend, Bonnie, made me a background to stage the battle in. Pretty cool, huh? I'll definately lighten it up for the final animation so you can see what's going on. Now to start storyboarding.

http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/dragonandknight.jpg

T4D
06-18-2003, 05:01 AM
love the dragon fighting the knight idea:beer:

me think me know you from LWoz?:wavey:
that " new "dragon model is excellent :cool: :beer:

us aussie's should take over the world and this is where we should start :buttrock:

looking forward to seeing more :drool:

Fasty
07-08-2003, 03:21 PM
Talk about leaving things till the last minute!! I've started animating the knight as he enters the scene. These is the first pass, and all the keys are set to linear at the moment.
http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/test7.jpg

470KB Divx AVI (http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/test7.avi)

inspleak
07-09-2003, 09:53 AM
hey man.. very cool render :)

your main poses look good as well...

the only thing really for me to say is maybe on that walk
move his hips up and down a bit more to get rid of some of the floaty feel...
and maybe sharpen the timing between the main poses... but like you said they are all linear at the moment...

good job!
Keep at it!

T4D
07-09-2003, 10:36 AM
i like the render =)
would look cool if you had some lines as if it was on a book or writing pad even abit of film noise would be extra cool =)

nearly 2 days to go untill deadline
time to hit the panic button :wip:

Fasty
07-09-2003, 10:45 AM
haha! Can't talk... animating!! :wip:

Fasty
07-10-2003, 05:12 PM
Well it looks like the deadline is going to beat me, so I'll post what I have.

700KB Sorenson Quicktime (http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/test11.mov)

I plan to keep working on it until it's complete so watch this space :)

T4D
07-11-2003, 04:11 AM
what else is they to do ?
just get the dragon to bite the guys head off and your done :buttrock:

looks cool Fasty:cool:

Fasty
07-11-2003, 02:06 PM
Haha, thanks T4D I'm actually planning on burning him to a crisp though ;)

I thought I'd finished but I was wrong. Here is an update!

370KB Quicktime (http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/test12.mov)

I realised I'm going to have to re-rig the dragon for when he rises up. Thankfully there's a cut there :thumbsup:

T4D
07-12-2003, 02:47 PM
come on man deadline very near !!:wip:

Fasty
07-13-2003, 07:36 AM
Oh well that looks to be my final submission for the challenge. Thanks for your help people. Good luck to all!

Fasty
08-05-2003, 12:19 PM
Well like I said I've continued to work on this animation and here's an update. It's still got a fair way to go but I'd love to hear any critisisms so far :)

http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/test21.jpg

400KB Quicktime (http://www.stu-art.net.au/cgchallenges/13_showdown/test21.mov)

T4D
08-05-2003, 12:53 PM
looks cool :applause:

only thing i can say is it's abit dark hard to see what the knight is doing maybe add jus alittle fill light
also maybe add a cut shot / close up shot of the knight

love the cave and all the movement :thumbsup:

Fasty
08-07-2003, 08:22 AM
Thanks, T4D :)

This thread continues here (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=79905)

KillMe
08-26-2003, 12:51 AM
=) looks awesome - but i dont think the knight stands much of a chance its abit like a mouse challenging a cat =)

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