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09 September 2004, 08:59 AM
I've been using lightwave software for about 8 mths.
Together with my partner, we are creating
a short animation on robot wars. This is our
current model and they doesn't seem right.
Can't really figure what's wrong in the creator's eyes.
I'd like critques and comments.

Thanks :)

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09 September 2004, 02:53 PM
i need comments on everything... lighting, textures, shadows.... anyting.. hehehe

09 September 2004, 03:35 PM
I think it's a good start, but I think it could be more dramatic.

Posing the characters differently would help to show action and make it exciting. If you read books on life drawing and animation you will learn that there are imaginary lines through forms that are very important to consider when you pose them. Shoulders and hips are two very important ones. If you twist the spine you get the shoulders and hips turning in opposing directions. In action, a person's shoulder's and hips are rarely in line with each other. You can exaggerate it to get some cool effects. Not only do these lines oppose each other on a horizontal plane, but also vertically.

Another line is the 'line of action.' basically an imaginary arc drawn from the head to the floor that defines the pose. Instead of having a straight line from the head to the ground, (with a pencil and paper) draw some arcs and build poses off them.

Lighting and camera angle are other devices. Your scene is lit well, there is a good range of light and dark, but with more of a sense of a main light source it might be more dramatic. You could have one side of your characters blown away with intense light while the other side is lit, but to a lesser degree. I'm not saying you should do this, just that you should think about how lighting can make things dramatic. Do a search for 'caravaggio' on google images and look at what he did with light in his paintings.

Try putting the camera in weird places, really low and really high. Just to see how this changes the feeling you get.

I hope this helps.

09 September 2004, 11:49 PM
It a good start...please post the update with texture..:)

one little thing...your second not on the ground ..

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