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Richard3d
06-12-2009, 04:45 PM
Richard Spriggs is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/view_entries.php?challenger=17695)

Latest Update: Finished Video: The Runner
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1252353239_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=6091943#post6091943)

paulcapon
06-15-2009, 06:43 PM
Hey Richard,

Didn't know you were on CG Society. Awesome. Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with as well. Good luck.

-Paul

Richard3d
06-19-2009, 08:36 PM
Hey Everyone, So I think I am going to have a fast paced, action type of animation. I really like the parkour style, a really good example is,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTyWfbvX0xQ.
also Mirror's edge is a good example.

I was thinking I would have my main character stealing something important from the government. Such as incriminating information, a Virus, a DNA code, etc... Basically something that could bring down the government, or stop the government from doing something bad. This would lead into a chase sort of scene of him running away from them. Not quite sure of the outcome yet but will keep thinking about it.

Let me know If you have any cool ideas to work off.

Thanks, I look forward to seeing all your entries.

paulcapon
06-20-2009, 04:35 PM
Hey Richard,

Maybe check out the Bourne movies. I don't remember which one, but theres a great chase sequence in it which would be great to reference both for the animation and camera work when following someone doing crazy stunts. Just my two cents. Good luck.

Richard3d
06-21-2009, 05:18 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1245601126_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1245601126_medium.jpg)

Idea for the action sequence, I'm going to have him break down the door and break past the guards.

Richard3d
06-21-2009, 05:20 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1245601213_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1245601213_medium.jpg)

Just a stairway where the chase will continue.

Richard3d
06-25-2009, 01:19 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1245889176_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1245889176_medium.jpg)

1) Opening shot, walking up to Bank doors.
2)Runs Past Security guards at front
3)Goes into circuit room and locks door behing him so security cannot open it.
4)Starts pulling a bunch of wires apart destroying everything. Looks at Camera in the room and it powers down
5)Busts out of room with security getting knocked down.
6)continues the chase upstairs
7)runs along the rooftop
8) gets to edge of builing and as there are tons of security after him he phones someone.
9)Cut to one of the security guards on phone at front robbing bank, makes off with all the money through the front door
10)Runner jumps off building to the next one. Security can`t make the jump

Richard3d
07-03-2009, 01:48 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1246582133_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1246582133_medium.jpg)

Software: Maya

One of the action scenes. I hope to have around 4 or 5 good action shots.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=102802)

ivanisavich
07-03-2009, 02:09 AM
Wow...that's looking very impressive! Some great choreography you've got going on there :)

My only comment in that the soldier who's head he grabs and slams down has a reaction that's a bit slow after he jumps over him. These soldiers look like they'd be highly trained, so I'd imagine their reactions to be really snappy.

Richard3d
07-03-2009, 02:17 AM
Hey thanks Tyson. Your right about the reaction of the guy. I will try to sharpen it up when I have the time. By the way, loved your short last time.

Staszek
07-03-2009, 02:23 AM
oh yeah! this animation looks greate!

you choosed best scene for reference

Akkompliss
07-03-2009, 03:40 AM
Yeah Man, animation is looking real nice. I'm digging that Parkour style. Good Job

Pyke
07-03-2009, 08:29 AM
Awesome! I agree with Tyson about the snap of the first soldier. Perhaps to make his slow reaction time more believable tho, you could have his head bounce a little as it hits the door...that combined with a nice 'CRACK' sound could look and feel really painful, and lead to his disorientation.

I'm definitely looking forward to more!

adib
07-03-2009, 08:47 AM
Really Great Animation!:buttrock: Thats will be a Powerfull entry! Nice action.
Best to you!

pierzak
07-03-2009, 11:54 AM
Looking nice. good paceing. :)

Richard3d
07-03-2009, 06:00 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone.

hikuT3F
07-05-2009, 03:33 AM
it looks like this one is going to look very good. :thumbsup: can't wait to see more.The models look like they were made very well,good work.

TCPortfolio
07-05-2009, 04:46 AM
Wow! This is awesome. Very good work; animation is superb. Really looking forward to seeing more of your entry.

Richard3d
07-18-2009, 04:19 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1247930379_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1247930379_medium.jpg)

Running up some stairs heading toward the rooftop.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=104099)

redCigarette
07-18-2009, 04:24 PM
This chase is just getting better and better! The skid before the stairs is really good.
Keep them coming mate.

Staszek
07-18-2009, 07:38 PM
great animating!!

so good - moves,timing,energy,smooth and everything

only one thing im thinking about, can i ask why the 'swat' guyz dont have guns ?

Richard3d
07-19-2009, 04:05 PM
redCigarette,
Thanks for the comments


Staszek,
Thanks for the feedback, the only reason I didn't give them guns is because I wanted it to be a chase not a gun fight. I didn't want people to be saying "why dont they just shoot him?" I thought the action would be better that if the guards have to keep up with him in order to catch him.

saeDubai
07-19-2009, 08:20 PM
This is great stuff! Can't wait to see more! :applause:

Best regards, Varun

ragdoll
07-20-2009, 02:56 AM
i like what i see! keep it up! :beer:

Phredrek
07-20-2009, 07:22 PM
Hey Richard!
this is looking great!

Richard3d
07-27-2009, 01:23 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1248697413_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1248697413_medium.jpg)

The first scene in my animation.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=104835)

Ian3d
07-28-2009, 12:34 AM
Really nice work. It is an excellent set up shot because you can see the story of what happened just moments before but leaving it for the imagination to fill in. Love the police lights, really gives it a sense of suspense. Can't wait to see the final animation.

Ian.

Bommel
07-28-2009, 08:16 PM
Thats amazing Richard. Totally love this work!

DarkBlueArt
07-28-2009, 10:10 PM
Hello

looks very promising so far. The atmosphere is really sensible, the animations looks very good and smooth.
I just think, textures are a bit plain and lifeless, maybe because there is nearly no specularity on them, for example the lamps or the case.

so long

saeDubai
07-28-2009, 10:55 PM
Great animation. Keep it up Richard, can't wait to see it all flow together.

Best regards, Varun

ivanisavich
07-29-2009, 12:20 AM
I think this entry is looking really awesome so far! Love the clean look of the renders, and the animation is great!

jdsb
08-02-2009, 04:22 AM
what fantastic timing there man, . Every second is very well thought out theres a real feeling of tension and energy in the scene.great stuff Richard!
JD

Richard3d
08-03-2009, 04:03 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1249311796_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1249311796_medium.jpg)

The render of the Hallway and the stairs.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=105498)

GerR
08-03-2009, 04:46 PM
Thats really looking good so far. How much more do you have to get done?

tbubb1
08-03-2009, 05:52 PM
very fluid and believable!
i love it

bkravi
08-03-2009, 07:07 PM
I like the expression of the guy, the animation is best...you are almost there man.

Richard3d
08-03-2009, 11:07 PM
Thanks again for the comments everyone. Everybody's stuff is really inspiring.


GerR
Thats really looking good so far. How much more do you have to get done?


I have lots to do, I have about 3 or 4 more scenes to go. I am going to have a fight sequence on the rooftop, so that will take a while to animate. I think when it's all done the entire short will be around 45 seconds. short n sweet.

ragdoll
08-04-2009, 06:47 PM
i like it! :thumbsup:

can i has moAr the shots?

jdsb
08-05-2009, 12:51 AM
yes please more shots http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/icons/icon10.gif .
Thats looking great man, In the opening of the sequence , a dirt layer is tiling on screen right on the wall , just something i noticed ,everything else looks great surfacing wise http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/icons/icon10.gif, really nice level of weathering , not overdistracing at all. also wondering at 0:05 if he should extend his back and shoulders a bit further towards the stairs , he seemed a bit far away from the 5th stair he eventually steps on to. You can swear at me if i am not making any sense.
JD

stefantotalfilm
08-06-2009, 02:16 PM
Hey Richard,

Thanks for your comments. Your animation looks great. I am looking forward to seeing all of the shots.

Cheers

borisignjatovic
08-06-2009, 04:35 PM
This stuff is awesome. Animations are impressive. Good luck!!!

sknne77
08-07-2009, 10:55 AM
:eek:
Get in, this looks mint! your animation work is awesome! awesome stuff dude, well done.
Cannot wait to see this piece finished. :) keep it up mate.

Regards

Ian S.

MatejaPetkovic
08-07-2009, 12:59 PM
Wow, just love it, cool animation!!

M

Wynk
08-08-2009, 02:34 PM
Very impressive animation. It kind of reminds me of the Bourne Identity. I look forward to watching the finished product.

-Wynn

Richard3d
08-14-2009, 04:17 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1250219837_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1250219837_medium.jpg)

WIP animation where they run out onto the rooftop. The light you see is gonna be the helicopter light.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106554)

redCigarette
08-14-2009, 04:44 AM
Great shot Richard. Reminds me of the one in the trailer of District 9!
Very cool work so far. :)

ragdoll
08-14-2009, 05:13 AM
i like it even moAr! :D a few things...the part where he shields his eyes from the spotlight didn't feel right...at first i thought he did some type of wavey :wavey: i think you can strengthen this pose by using his forearm instead of just his hand...like these...

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/200223931-001.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=BEE8F6E6581A110687D0228C81E542AA1F6F6178A68B340C

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/10128704.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=20052D8979D544DBCB3AB0F3F8D11BE6E30A760B0D811297

but other than that, i really like everything about it! :thumbsup:

-rj

Richard3d
08-14-2009, 09:20 PM
RedCigarette, Thanks, I appreciate your comments

Ragdoll, Thanks for the comment, I see what you mean, I was trying to keep his face on screen. I will see if I can make it read better.

Cheers

Staszek
08-15-2009, 11:31 AM
Richard3d - this is totaly awsome shot - looks great!!
Camera work is super. Animation super, modeling super - it will be super shot :)

Richard3d
08-22-2009, 03:53 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1250952800_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1250952800_medium.jpg)

Rooftop scene rendered out. Not much time left, I'm really feeling the pressure now. Everybody is doing a great job, really seeing some amazing stuff out there. Keep up the good work everyone.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106714)

redCigarette
08-22-2009, 04:23 PM
Richard3d,

That feels totally awesome!

pierzak
08-22-2009, 05:49 PM
Nicely done, althought I think that spot light should be much more shaky. If it is on helicopter I can imagine that it would shake like crazy. You can see that in many movies.. can't recall any titles. :) At the moment hot spot moves too smoothly. All the rest is very good.

Staszek
08-23-2009, 12:09 AM
This shot is realy cool. I like texturing very much - . Everything fits to this style.

Will You use some other composition work to those shots ? or it is final quality?
i guess dof is changing in very beggining of this shot - maybe this is not necacary,its looks cool anyway but... maybe if will have some time you can chack it how it will looks without changing focus from arm to buliding.

gl

Syndicate
08-23-2009, 01:57 AM
Hey Richard, very nice work there... Your entry is very inspiring.

best of luck in finishing.

mikebot
08-23-2009, 09:38 PM
Nice! Love your camera choices and timing...

The shakiness of the swat guy in the foreground is a little distracting to me... I know he's in a helicopter but I think it's maybe too slow of a shake... or too regular. Maybe both. Sorry I'm not great at describing what feels off to me. The rest looks awesome though!

Mike

Richard3d
08-25-2009, 06:22 PM
RedCigarette, thanks again

Pierzak, Yea the spot light is quite smooth, I agree with you, I didn't want it to be too distracting. I will take a look though if I have time at the end.
Thanks for the comments.

Staszek, Thanks for the compliments, I will see what it looks like without the depth of field change.

Syndicate, Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like my work.

Mikebot, thanks for the comment, I see what your saying, I will see if it looks better a different way.

Richard3d
08-27-2009, 03:18 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1251339481_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1251339481_medium.jpg)

I will be adding more buildings to the background, and also will continue the helicopter fog light.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106763)

GerR
08-27-2009, 04:34 AM
Really nice animation. I know you wanted keep people from thinking "why don't they just shoot him." But, since you didn't give the swat guys guns I still just can't help but thinking "why don't they have guns." heh :shrug:. Just makes chasing him kind of pointless when they can't stop him.

Anyway, good job. :thumbsup:

ivanisavich
08-27-2009, 05:54 AM
Awesome! Great choreography! :D

baron8566
08-27-2009, 09:39 AM
very nice, smooth animation! grats.

Syndicate
08-27-2009, 09:43 AM
Looking great :)

One crit... the guy that swings the punch should probably do it just a little bit earlier... so its more fluid. I'm doing a similar bourne inspired sequence I guess, and I find that fluid action is the hardest part to achieve.

Anyway this is fantastic... You are nearly there :D

pierzak
08-27-2009, 11:01 AM
You are a one talented animator.
Well done.

Staszek
08-27-2009, 12:46 PM
nice animation ! im not sure that hero head pose is not to stiffly in those extreme moves but looking awsome anyway !!

Aedilhum
08-29-2009, 01:06 AM
This is really coming along nicely.

arLutiK
08-31-2009, 07:45 AM
wow super awesome can't wait to see the final :)

Richard3d
09-07-2009, 08:54 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1252353239_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/25/17695/17695_1252353239_medium.jpg)

Software: After Effects,Maya,Photoshop

Here's my final submission for the individual video category. It was a lot of fun working on this project, thanks to all who left comments and suggestions. Everyone's work is looking fantastic. I look forward to seeing everyone else's work finished, best of luck.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106862)

JsGuillemette
09-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Amazing animation you got there! Congrats on finishing such a piece of work!

Really inspiring! and motivating! :D

pierzak
09-07-2009, 09:44 PM
Very nice. Great character animation.
My only worry is that your final animation is about 45 seconds only...
Well done.

Syndicate
09-07-2009, 10:58 PM
Nicely done Richard, very tight :)

congrats

ArtificialRadio
09-08-2009, 01:40 AM
Hi Richard,

This is really great work! Well done on the complex animated sequences. I like how the story gets loops back to the beginning scene. It made me watch it again a few times. I also like how you have shorter scenes as opposed to longer shots to keep in with the speedy rhythm of the animation. The sly grin at the end is priceless. :D Awsome.

GerR
09-08-2009, 03:25 AM
Great job! Turned out very nicely.

Aedilhum
09-08-2009, 05:01 AM
Richard. Well done, congrats on finishing.

svelan
09-08-2009, 05:21 AM
Wow!! That looks really awesome!!

Congrats! :)

arturro
09-08-2009, 08:11 AM
damn good animation, well done! respect for such strong final entry.

fgdf
09-08-2009, 09:13 AM
Yep ! piece of gooood work this.
Congratulations on finishing and good luck with judging!
_BB

C4Dteam
09-08-2009, 09:32 AM
Really good animation! very impressive!
Compliments!!!

Ryo

george-p
09-08-2009, 11:55 AM
Good work Richard, very very Nice!!:applause:

Ian3d
09-08-2009, 03:53 PM
Great work. The animation is really fluid and smooth. Really good weight to it, It's hard to get the timing when there are so many character interacting. I think you pulled off what you wanted to do, an animation which is fast, exciting and to the point. Quality over quantity. Really good work, good job.

Lasphere
09-08-2009, 09:01 PM
That was really cool!!

Bommel
09-09-2009, 02:25 PM
:buttrock:
awesome animation richard. timing and weighting are perfect. hope you win the contest..

dhesing
09-09-2009, 05:00 PM
Hi Richard3d,

It is a fantastic work, completed on time. Animation looks great. Wish you all the best.

destruct007
09-09-2009, 06:00 PM
Congrats, great job! Very nicely done!

Richard3d
09-09-2009, 06:03 PM
Wow, thanks for the great comments everyone, they are really appreciated. Makes all that hard work worth while. Thanks again

jdsb
09-10-2009, 02:42 AM
wow , just fantastic work. congrats on finishing this , all the best with the judging.

pierzak
09-11-2009, 06:21 PM
hay man,
Thanks for reminding me about crediting inspirations.
I thought that I would return the favour as I do enjoy your entry.
As much as I like The Runner for all of its originality, quality and greate choreography. I think that you should credit "Run Lola, Run" as it is in fast very similar. That will keep you from any trouble in case someone picks on it. All the best.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9482/runlolarun.jpg

Richard3d
09-11-2009, 06:30 PM
I have never actually seen Run Lola Run, So any similarities are purely coincidental. Thanks though.

pierzak
09-11-2009, 06:40 PM
Not at all. There is nothing wrong with redoing some movies or shots or being inspired by them. In many pixar animations there are references to other movies some intentional and some not (just similar). True Lies was mentioned by destruct007 at the beginnig of the competiton so its not a secret. Even if you haven't seen "Run Lola, Run" (greate film btw) someone might question it, but not now that you mentioned it that you didn't. Just wanted to help.

sknne77
09-11-2009, 06:46 PM
I cant view the full thing on mine
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106862

goes about 10 seconds into it then just stops?

Richard3d
09-11-2009, 06:50 PM
I cant view the full thing on mine
http://features.cgsociety.org/chall...entry_id=106862 (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/player.php?entry_id=106862)
goes about 10 seconds into it then just stops?

I'm not sure why it's not working for you. Did you try giving it some time to buffer? Seems to work for everyone else.

Let me know if it works for you later.
Thanks

pierzak
09-11-2009, 06:56 PM
Works fine on mine.

rsluman
09-11-2009, 07:01 PM
Fantastic work Richard! The animation and choreography are superb.

teleliq
09-14-2009, 09:06 AM
Great Job! Wonderful Animation.

sknne77
09-14-2009, 09:45 AM
I'm not sure why it's not working for you. Did you try giving it some time to buffer? Seems to work for everyone else.

Let me know if it works for you later.
Thanks

working now. Not sure why it wasnt before. my cache maybe?

Cool anim by the way, animations are spot on dude. congrats. :)

Richard3d
09-15-2009, 04:23 PM
Thanks sknne77, teleliq, rsluman, and everyone else....
I'm glad you like the animation. I spent the most time on the animation side of things as I wanted it to look really fluid. It's also what I enjoy doing most.

Thanks again for the support

redCigarette
09-17-2009, 03:46 PM
Hey Richard,

Thats a great short. Congratulations on the quality work.

RafiS
09-23-2009, 05:29 AM
I wasn't really following any of these threads (I don't know why - so much to learn from lol) but I truely LOVE your style - I remember you had posted another picture of your central character a while back, with a "what, it wasn't me" look and ever since then I've always wanted to see him animated.

You've done really well....and I truely hold your work in the 'this is inspiring, I better work my butt off' genre. Love the composition and camera angles used in some of the scenes and love the style.

mad-
10-09-2009, 04:16 PM
Congratulation to you and to everyone who finished :) :)

See you on the next challenge ;)

redCigarette
10-11-2009, 12:49 AM
A real well deserved win richard. I don't think anybody had any doubt about this win. Congratulations!

Aedilhum
10-14-2009, 07:09 PM
Congrats, loved the anim.

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