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KaktusFilm
03-22-2010, 10:32 PM
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Mega Robot Smelly Finger

Hi,

Here is another inhouse production between projects mostly for fun but also because we wanted to do something with the Mega Robot in HD.

So this time it´s a spoof on an internet classic.

I wanted to try a more cinematic look this time. The previous versions have had a more documentary look to them but now it´s all HD and heavily graded:)

Hope you like it. Please comment on anything you find annoying!

Credits:
Kaktus Film Team:

Andreas Wicklund - Direction, Shading, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing
Jan Johansson - Character Animation and Rigging
Dan Lindquist - Character Modeling and Texturing

Riviera Team:

Johan Isaksson - Sound Design


Software
Modeling, Animation, Rigging - Maya 2009
Shading, Lighting and Rendering - 3Ds Max 2010/Mental Ray
Compositing - After Effects CS4


HD version here http://www.vimeo.com/10357950

540p version here http://www.vimeo.com/10358570


See you soon and thanks!

Andreas, Jan, Dan and Johan

andreas.wicklund@kaktusfilm.com
http://www.kaktusfilm.com

Chagidiel
03-25-2010, 03:48 PM
This is a definite subject for plugging!
Can't belive there are no comments yet.

Shading, lighting, compositing, animation, modeling, sound = awesome. Nice foggy dusk-mood. The backdrop makes it feel very Cloverfield.

Great job!

alaa-afifah
03-25-2010, 07:32 PM
that is really good every thing is right
keep...up
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CHRiTTeR
03-26-2010, 08:49 AM
haha, the best mega robot video yet

TCP
03-31-2010, 11:48 PM
Nice work! Short and sweet (in a manner of speaking).

JonasK
04-01-2010, 08:42 AM
Hahaha, great as usual!
/Jonas

Glacierise
04-02-2010, 10:37 AM
Very cool, I loved it :)

jigu
04-02-2010, 12:13 PM
haha... great work! liked the look of video.

KaktusFilm
04-04-2010, 06:54 PM
Thank you guys!

As always there are things one like to improve but time is of course limited when it comes to inbetween projects. It was great fun though!

Best regards and keep up the good work!

Andreas
Kaktus Film

jansyren
04-05-2010, 03:38 AM
Very nice animation, guess the idea came from the movie with the monkey that does the same thing. Looks quite a bit more fun with a big robot though :D

rasmusW
04-06-2010, 07:47 AM
awesome work, guys.
sorry, no crits. everything looks great.
i just saw your chameleon commercials too... heheh -very nice.

-r

egselent
04-08-2010, 05:27 PM
Love it - made me go back and watch the original which made me love it even more!

leigh
04-14-2010, 01:00 PM
Heh this is really cute! I particularly like the shaders and textures on the robot itself, he has a really great look. I know this was posted quite a few weeks back and I apologise for not having seen it sooner - I have to admit I can be a bit slack about checking out our animation gallery and as such, a lot of the animations posted here get little to no love. This thread was brought to my attention by another user, so I hope you will appreciate the plug, even though it's come at such a late hour.

KIDI
04-14-2010, 01:14 PM
Lol, nice work :thumbsup:

Ecleposs
04-14-2010, 01:26 PM
lol great movie:thumbsup:

webhead
04-14-2010, 02:13 PM
Very good! Thanks for the high-quality vimeo link, too. :thumbsup:

nakimushi
04-14-2010, 03:17 PM
too bad its so short
I love it too .. its really well made
good luck guys !!!

RO
04-14-2010, 03:35 PM
Damn lol another. Very sweet stuff a bit short but amazing every bit.

MegaCortex
04-14-2010, 05:18 PM
hi nice work
a bit short but nice and fun

good luck :thumbsup:

CGIvan
04-14-2010, 05:59 PM
Monkey see, monkey do =P
Nice work

Maxim_311
04-14-2010, 06:15 PM
I like the look of it, and the animation is pretty good.

But whats up with the camera? I know your trying to keep the scene alive and not just be static, but its moving too much I think, especially at the end...feels like there is an earthquake or something.

Kinematics
04-14-2010, 07:54 PM
Hello there, that was really awesome for an inhouse project. Really loved the textures and shaders of the robot. Would love if you can share some of what you learnt in the compositing process.

My company is trying out personal projects or working on small bits of old projects to iron out our render pipeline and work out compositing. Tons of problems with kinks here and there. Things like zdepth not working as well as we'd like etc etc. So please do share if you can and dont mind =)

cheers and thanks for sharing the work. Great job

Fatarion
04-14-2010, 10:51 PM
Good work!

Imaver
04-14-2010, 11:39 PM
Hah, it was funny. Very nice quality of the picture and also the animation and the sounds is amazing. I liked it a lot :thumbsup:

Lambchopo
04-15-2010, 12:00 AM
Awesome! Made me laugh.

MrPositive
04-15-2010, 04:46 AM
Perfect. hahaha This is how I like my CG shorts, very short. I love how he announces his dominance to the world, arms raised, and then just reclines like the rest of us to something mundane. hehehe

MaryamNademi
04-15-2010, 06:04 AM
Hahahaha! very well done.

PhuongDPh
04-15-2010, 08:00 AM
yeah, I always like machines
great work! Love it! no more words:beer:

crumpy
04-15-2010, 09:43 AM
Nice work! All of your other shorts also made me laugh. I really like the chameleon adverts.

DimitrisLiatsos
04-15-2010, 10:28 AM
Hahhaah...you guys obviously understand that this cute robot has huge fan club out there...heheheh :beer:

torrikabe
04-15-2010, 02:31 PM
very nice..
its computer generated buffoonery :scream:

JohnnyRandom
04-15-2010, 08:45 PM
Great Bot :) he/it (doubt it is a she, i could be wrong though ;) ) is soo igor-ian... pretty funny short too :D

KaktusFilm
04-15-2010, 09:35 PM
Thank you guys for all the nice comments! Makes one want to work even more with the next piece:)

Really appreciate it!

Andreas, Jan, Dan
Kaktus Film - Stockholm
www.kaktusfilm.com (http://www.kaktusfilm.com)

loki212
04-15-2010, 10:50 PM
Pretty sweet. Nice job.

That more ornate building in the background caught my eye because I see it from my porch in NYC everyday. haha. Was just out there looking at it thinking how I should make a matte painting with it.

xeltestic
04-16-2010, 08:03 AM
Oh! I remember him! had his video on my ipod, the one with him smashing the house after the dog was barking and then slipping on that car! Thaaat was hilarious!

I dont get the smelly finger? am i too old? :(

StEaLtH26
04-16-2010, 09:20 PM
Wau man excellent work......I just love it :D. That truly is a classic. hehehe

MasterZap
04-17-2010, 07:48 AM
Hahaha, that was lovely.

If you other guys havn't seen, go down in the vimeo playlist and watch the "Mega Robot Rampage (http://www.vimeo.com/5097120)" as well.... Mega Robot meets a rather famous Swedish landmark, the "Kaknästornet" TV tower.

/Z

phoenix
04-18-2010, 08:03 AM
Very nicely done



Regards

enishi
04-18-2010, 11:44 AM
Just perfect ¡¡¡ really nice the megarobot, and the animation.

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