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Q-Maja
10-06-2010, 01:32 AM
People I am totaly stomped when it comes to makeing a demoreel for character modeling. So what I am asking you all is take a honest look at my demoreel that I made. Then give me crituqes, suggestions, rip me a new one but give reasons why and solutions on how to fix it. The programs i have at my disposal are 3ds max, z-brush, and adobe premire. This is my demoreel (http://www.youtube.com/user/majacity?feature=mhum#p/a/u/0/DH4oiVcIqtI) help a fellow artist out.

meathelix
10-06-2010, 12:33 PM
I liked it but for your intro at the start and end of the video it was like a blink. Maybe put a overlay at the bottom of where you want people to contact you instead of that flash. Also betwin the changing of your charaters you could add a fade in and out effect and very important try to keep the same aspect ratio. Adobe premire has alot of features to mess around with, I hope some of this info is useful btw awsum models! keep it up!

Meathead

Nyro
10-06-2010, 05:36 PM
I'd get rid of the music. If you absolutely must have music in it, try searching for some ambient track or something with a subtle beat, maybe some form of royalty-free trailer music. And I'd also up the quality on the renders, better anti-aliasing and shadow quality.

Personally, to present the edgeflow, I'd forego the 'wire model' view and simply show the mesh as a black grid on the white shader. It's hard to distinguish the wireframe when you see the rear mesh and the front mesh simultaneously.

besides, I second what meathead said about the intro/outro. Simple text on black with easily legible information seems optimal.

earlyworm
10-06-2010, 05:36 PM
The head bust at the end needs work - I'd remove it for the time being until you can improve it. The most obvious thing that stood out was the neck and head both looked very blocky - look at photo reference of heads from angles other than front and side views.

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