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09 September 2004, 10:19 AM
hi folks,
here are few of my animations - hope you check it out. crits and comments welcome.

1) this was done for ( i think it was ) the first animation session on CGTalk. had lots of fun animating it. ( 600 kb )

2) my long standing dream of a walkcycle. pls use quicktime in loop mode. ( 600 kb )

3) this has been a WIP for a long time. haven't gone back to it for almost 6 months now. just waiting to get some time off from work and finish it. ( 500 kb )

4) this was just for kicks. ( 500 kb )

sincere thanks to the respective contributors and creators of the rigs used in the exercise.

ps- 1)if you like the walkcycle i'm willing to up the source file. just let me know.
2) can i also create a thread in the Finished Gallery forum for comments?

09 September 2004, 04:10 PM
hi there andy...

great stuff there...

1. wake up generi is awsome.. although I would widen the mouth when he yawns....but its just me..
2. pmwalk : its great...just one thing I would change slightly is the contact pose.... great line of action on the contact pose but it gets brokent at the neck.. I would push the head back a bit.... other than that... its just awsome...
3. troll : couldnt download the file..
4. joeysinmood: I thought the follow through of joey after he throws the sword needs some body movement... and also... slight hold..maybe of three more frames in the antic would also be great...that should give the throw more snap...I think..

just my 2 paise..

great work there... It was awsome... by the way... you did not vote for the anim session did you? some awsome entries there.. check it out..


09 September 2004, 04:11 AM
hi jnaneswar,
thanks for the comments.
yes the neck looks stiff in the left profile. darnMe!!!

troll- the file looks fine. just downloaded it and so did a member on CGTalk. pls try again and let me know what you thought about it.


ps -thnks for the tip off on redrival. btw - is it only restrcited to files less than 800kb?
will chk out the session entries soon and vote.

09 September 2004, 04:17 PM
hey there andy..
just downloaded troll... it looks great!!! not much crits on that.. it looks fine... render it man!

it looks like its limited to 1024 kb... i uploaded a 850 kb file i think... there are more free hosting sites tho...
im looking into

i did not check it out yet.. .but sounds good and many on cgtalk use that..

im working to refine my animsession entry.. so bye now....

take care..

ps: great animations... especially the generi one.. makes me feel sleepy

09 September 2004, 12:56 PM
I have no mind of it , but it's very interesting .

09 September 2004, 05:42 PM
good work there bro...i really liked the walk cycle of
Did you modeled the character too?? anyways all i can say is show some more animation stuff of urs so that from which we indians can get more inspired from :)
CHEERS :thumbsup:

09 September 2004, 05:57 PM
hi folks,
thanks for the comments.

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thnks mate.
the model is free rig available for maya -
its called package man by javier 'goosh' solsona & Lluís Llobera - (

09 September 2004, 06:18 PM
hey the new session started already and i still havent seen your thread what gives? ;)

09 September 2004, 07:26 PM
My favorite part of any of the four animations is the first time the troll slides down the tree onto the lower branch. Most of the other stuff I'd probably be able to nitpick and find things I'd change, but that beginning part was easily feature film quality. Good stuff. The rest of that animation was still really good, and you could still tell how primitive he was, but the opening tree shot movements were amazing.

I'm not a huge fan of the walk cycle. It was fluid, and his body had weight, but it doesn't feel like his walk is moving him forward. Obviously, it's NOT moving him forward, but to be proper walk cycle, it should feel like he has forward momentum in the upper body.

09 September 2004, 03:35 PM
g8 work andy!! :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 04:36 AM
hi Ilsoap and k4k,
thanks a lot for the comments.
Ilsoap- man i elated with your comments on trollWIP. and about the pmWalk, now that you mention it i get the same feeling that he is not moving forward, the left profile. but is it because of the plain bg or should i have him more leaned forward? how would i have to fix it?

thanks once again guys and keep it coming!

10 October 2004, 05:06 AM
your animation is very good. i would like to make a friend with u.

my MSN is :


10 October 2004, 04:14 AM
hi changelang,
thanks for your comments.
i'm sorry i do not use msn or any other chat application.
however you could contact me at my email id which has been sent to you by a pm.
thanks and cheers!

04 April 2005, 03:12 AM
hey Mr. Andy bhai,:)

ur animation is really good done.i really like the motion specially i like "trolWIp" and "joeyinmood"..........

Fantastic job on animation.:thumbsup:
keep it up!!!

04 April 2005, 07:13 AM
heu jigu,
thanks man. if you got time do have a look here ( too....


05 May 2005, 02:08 AM
Hi Andy
Thats some quality work! Great job!:buttrock:
I liked the trol.....all of m!...can learn a lot from u.


c my work! ( looking foward for the critics!

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