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vangaans
07-25-2003, 01:57 AM
Just completed this animation of a Story Machine for a client here in Australia. Thought you might like to see it.

Download animation here. 3.4MB DIVX file
http://www.vangaans.com/storymachine.html

Paul Van Gaans
www.vangaans.com

Mechis
07-25-2003, 02:59 AM
HAHAHA. I don't know why, but it the style made me laugh. 'tis funny, I say.

Triple G
07-25-2003, 03:39 AM
That's really cool, Paul. I like the style...realistically modeled, yet cartoony animation. :applause:

Is the fire inside the stove actual comped footage? If not, that's a damn fine use of HVs...:eek: Either way, it's a very nice little piece.

milqman
07-25-2003, 03:54 AM
haha! thats fantastic.

:thumbsup:

vangaans
07-25-2003, 04:19 AM
Thanks for the comments Mechis, Triple G and Milqman.

Triple G. Fire is real footage composited within Lightwave.

Glad you all liked it.

Mechis
07-25-2003, 04:21 AM
What was this a part of? Is there any more? I'm hoping that you will take it further!

vangaans
07-25-2003, 04:28 AM
It's for a children's story website. I've completed a series of simple 2D animations for the site and I wanted to do something a little different for this new category.
This animation will loop on screen hence I needed to keep it down to around 4 secs to accommodate dial up users.

Link: www.ziptales.com.au

kretin
07-25-2003, 07:49 AM
Hey Paul, Just fantastic :applause:

Great modeling, texturing, lighting, animation... it's all so good. Well done :thumbsup:

BladeFX
07-25-2003, 08:32 AM
realy nice work.
A great atmosphere & a lot of detail. :thumbsup:

vangaans
07-25-2003, 10:08 AM
Wow, ..Kretin, BladeFX and everyone. Thanks for the accolades.
I spent a lot of time on this as I wanted to get it right.
It seems the effort was worth it.

Steve Warner
07-25-2003, 06:44 PM
Hi Paul,

Just thought I'd throw my congrats in as well. The style and animation are simply fantastic! :applause: It has a strong Nick Park / Wallace & Grommit feel. :)

Great work!

Steve

vangaans
07-26-2003, 01:27 PM
Thanks Steve, comments very much appreciated.

T4D
07-27-2003, 05:29 AM
very cool style love the fire fit's nicely
very nice cycle very cool :beer:

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