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hasanaliakhtar
11-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Hi to all..Well friends I am back again after quite a long time..Actually was completing my multimedia studies in my institute..Its my first semesters final Animation so do comment and give suggestions as well:) ..Thanks alot!

Well NINJA MASTERS was actually my final project for my final semester of 3D Animation..The idea was to show my 3D character Animation skills as well as lighting, texturing, modeling, dynamics, rendering and above all Art Direction and CG Cinematography skills..Worked hard on each aspect of it..First, had a pre rigged model of a ninja from a 3D Figgins website www.3dfiggins.com (http://www.3dfiggins.com) just to have a reference but am crediting them for providing a 3D reference thanks alot, than modeled it again wid the help of polygonal modeling and than rigged wid advance skeleton plugin for maya..Than made overall environment of a Judo..Gave the look and feel of Chinese environment there..Than setup lighting stuff and the whole cinematography, 2D motion graphics, rendering,sound synchronization and art direction has also been done by me by the grace of God..

SCREENSHOTS:

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/hasansgrafix/NinjaMasters1.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/hasansgrafix/NinjaMasters2.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/hasansgrafix/NinjaMasters3.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/hasansgrafix/NinjaMasters4.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/hasansgrafix/NinjaMasters5.jpg

VIMEO LINK:

http://vimeo.com/7832925

Best Regards,
Hasan

hasanaliakhtar
11-26-2009, 02:30 PM
Well so sorry but I dont know how to Embed a Vimeo for playing the Animation directly from here..Thanks alot in advance

MLHayes
11-27-2009, 09:46 AM
To be honest,that wasn't very good at all. You say you remodeled and rerigged the characters. If that is true,why would you do that? Also if a school taught you that,get a refund,the best part was the credits and title screen. You should focus on one thing at a time,maybe try motion graphics.

hasanaliakhtar
11-27-2009, 03:14 PM
Well as far as modeling and rigging is concern I wanted to do that on my own..Actually a good reference of Ninja wasnt available at that time..Thanks alot for ur comments and suggestions..

mistasam02
11-28-2009, 05:46 AM
I agree, unfortunately.. your titles are better than the actual ninja animations. Watch more reference and practice animation more. It doesn't matter who rigged the characters (since you just used a plugin anyway) so focus more on the quality of the movement than anything else. Good luck!

hasanaliakhtar
11-28-2009, 10:43 AM
Ahaan well thank u so much for ur suggestions..Ohkay I would definitely improve my animation movements..Am practicing hard to overcome the mistakes..Lets see when would I come up wid the next animated project..Thanks a million!

veljko-lemonade
11-28-2009, 11:23 AM
To me, it has a look of an old computer game trailer-
That says you did the direction and camera well, but it also points to a rough, rigid and
snapy animation that was done back then- also the render and overall polish needs a lot more work...
Youre on the right track but you need to keep trying!

hasanaliakhtar
11-28-2009, 07:17 PM
Hi veljko, well thanks alot for giving me proper suggestions..Would love to keep practicing those things hard enough to make a compelling animation next time..Well actually its my first try wid character animations and at the moment am learning the art of animation so u can say I have to go a long way up..Ur guidance is much appreciated..God bless ya!

MCHammond
11-29-2009, 12:01 PM
Hi Hasan (http://vimeo.com/hasansgrafix),

First of all congratulations on completing you 3D Animation course. Like was said above, sadly your intro and motion graphics where better than your animation, but this is not a bad thing. What makes it odd is that you say you just finnished an animation course yet your animation skill seems to be your weakest.

Overall, a good start. you demonstrate a broad skill set, but if we were to rate your animation alone, sadly its bad :( . If you are an aspiring 3D artist then I would suggest you concentrate on what you are good at. if on the other hand you want to do animations, then I suggest you start working hard and learn the principles that your current animation is missing. I would suggest that you buy "The Animators Survival Kit" (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Animators-Survival-Kit-Principles-Stop-motion/dp/0571202284/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259495002&sr=8-1) it has loads of information on the ART of animation. and will get you up to speed in no time.

As for what was bad in your Animation, "remember animation is the art of movement". was the overall feeling. the character lack weight, follow through, overlapping action, secondary movement, anticipation, timing and exaggeration!
Basically most of the 12 basic principles of animation! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_basic_principles_of_animation)

As for the Model it looks very similar to the free lightwave Ninja here is a link to it in action! (http://www.motusdigital.com/Videos/NinjaToy2_02.html)

As for the Rig you are getting some horrendous deformation around the groan, legs and shoulders. if you want to get into rigging then I suggest you again do some research.

Anyways you are on your way, so that's the first herbal out the way. but you still have a long way to go. practice practice practice and try try again.

hope this helps!

Paul McLaughlin
11-29-2009, 01:51 PM
I liked the explosion when the one ninja stomped his foot.

hasanaliakhtar
11-29-2009, 07:41 PM
Hi Hasan (http://vimeo.com/hasansgrafix),

First of all congratulations on completing you 3D Animation course. Like was said above, sadly your intro and motion graphics where better than your animation, but this is not a bad thing. What makes it odd is that you say you just finnished an animation course yet your animation skill seems to be your weakest.

Overall, a good start. you demonstrate a broad skill set, but if we were to rate your animation alone, sadly its bad :( . If you are an aspiring 3D artist then I would suggest you concentrate on what you are good at. if on the other hand you want to do animations, then I suggest you start working hard and learn the principles that your current animation is missing. I would suggest that you buy "The Animators Survival Kit" (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Animators-Survival-Kit-Principles-Stop-motion/dp/0571202284/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259495002&sr=8-1) it has loads of information on the ART of animation. and will get you up to speed in no time.

As for what was bad in your Animation, "remember animation is the art of movement". was the overall feeling. the character lack weight, follow through, overlapping action, secondary movement, anticipation, timing and exaggeration!
Basically most of the 12 basic principles of animation! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_basic_principles_of_animation)

As for the Model it looks very similar to the free lightwave Ninja here is a link to it in action! (http://www.motusdigital.com/Videos/NinjaToy2_02.html)

As for the Rig you are getting some horrendous deformation around the groan, legs and shoulders. if you want to get into rigging then I suggest you again do some research.

Anyways you are on your way, so that's the first herbal out the way. but you still have a long way to go. practice practice practice and try try again.

hope this helps!

Hi MCHammond well thank u so very much for a detailed comment and great suggestions..Well to be honest they are more than enough to have a proper guidance..Actually honestly speaking I am into Designing and visualization industry and just finished my multimedia course (animation is included there) so u can say I have learned some basics of it and not only have to go a long way but have to practice that art alone alot..I think its not a good start I guess..But I am equally happy how u reacted in a positive way helping me out which is reqd badly..I love to be as good in animation as I am in visualization, designing and art direction but yeah I have to admit its not really a good start but I will learn it and I am ready to practice it alot..Actually the concentration was divided between so many skills to show according to CG Filmmaking..And one of my focus was Art Direction..I will learn from what u have suggested like of ANIMATION SURVIVAL KIT..Well I have thoroughly learned 12 principles but the thing is that I havnt implemented all things nicely and wid accuracy there thats the weakness of it..Anyways thanks a million for advising me like that..Its so nice of u..God bless ya always..

hasanaliakhtar
11-29-2009, 07:44 PM
I liked the explosion when the one ninja stomped his foot.

Thank u so much my friend Paul..Am happy someone has liked something in it:D Just kidding..Thanks alot!

anmKevin
11-29-2009, 10:39 PM
Hey man, try not to pay too much attention to a lot of the negative feedback...I mean, of course acknowledge that people think your work needs improvement, but don't let it get you down. You came here showing some work of yours and the courage for that is commendable because I'm sure you knew it wasn't amazing. Basically, there isn't a lot of critique anyone can give you that's going to help, you really just need to keep on working on it. Remember that if something doesn't look right, then it's wrong. Simple as that. I would really recommend you master the basics before jumping into a ninja fight. Try to get some bouncing ball animations looking good. Try to master those basic physics and you will then be ready to move on.

hasanaliakhtar
11-30-2009, 01:42 PM
Hi McGonagall, well thank u so much for giving the support of words which was reqd..I am grateful for it..Actually yeah u r right I knew there is nothing special in the animation part as I am still learning the art of making animations..Well yeah I did start wid a bouncing ball ones and that came good..But I think Ninja fighting sequences are not good for me to experiment at the level am having..But I wanted to make something beyond my skills at that point yeah I am failed in animation but I am getting really good feedback on the art direction and cinematography side of it on other forums which is quite handy for me to move on and experiment more and more..Only practice can make me better and better..I know its not the level of work Animators putting it up here at CGS to me its a huge platform and am nothing just a spot here..But I do love sharing whateva I make..But u have guided me well..I will keep on working and will work for the betterment of my skills by the grace of God..So nice of u for ur meaningful words..God bless ya

MugenTsukiyomi
12-01-2009, 01:44 AM
I love ninjas. I think you should improve your character movements too. I think one of the hardest things in animation is to make things realistic.

hasanaliakhtar
12-01-2009, 11:02 AM
Yeah Mugen u r absolutely right..Working on it..Practicing hard!

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