View Full Version : Peter Starostin - Animation Session 10 - Dialogue 1

10 October 2004, 01:47 AM
Hello. I'm a bit late but here's my start. I'm using a wonderful LowMan rigg from

And here's my first pass Blocking01 ( it's 294kb divx.

[edit] here's the latest update_09 quicktime (

I'm not quite sure on that pose right before "kill yaa". i'm thinking of series of anger building up poses in that time actually. Anyways, let me know what you think. :-)

10 October 2004, 02:11 PM
Looking good Peter, though your poses and timing look kinda similar to those of Anim_Changes. Can't wait to see more!

10 October 2004, 02:24 PM
hey, thanks. The only resemblance to Anim_Changes I can see is the pose at "touches me". But I honestly derived that pose from the pose before it, which was different.

10 October 2004, 03:06 PM
Hey man, really nice blocking/poses there. Can't wait to see the finished thing!

Keep it up :)

10 October 2004, 08:14 PM
Here's an update. Mostly the beginning is updated.

update_02 (

10 October 2004, 09:57 PM
and, another update
update_04 (

10 October 2004, 03:24 PM
Hi Peter,

the first part ('Now I swear...') already looks quite smooth (maybe you give a bit more life to the left arm!?). About the next part (...'the next one of you primates...') I am not sure whether the pose really fits. The part '...even touches me...' looks OK. Your idea for the final pose looks OK as well.

Keep the updates coming!

10 October 2004, 04:46 PM
Hey coming along nicely!

10 October 2004, 10:37 PM
Here's an update.

update_05 (

10 October 2004, 08:18 AM
Hi Peter,

the build-up before the yell looks good :thumbsup:.

Did you change the camera angle on purpose ? I liked the camera in the earlier version more.

10 October 2004, 02:06 PM
Suricate, yeah I liked the old one better, but just wanted to be able to see some of the jump. Anyways, I'll go back to the previouse angle and just animate the camera when he jumps, I think. I'm still not totally sure how he should be swinging like when in the air.

10 October 2004, 03:44 PM
an update ( :-)

10 October 2004, 06:44 PM
Wow!! looks really really good! :thumbsup: Only whe he jumps seems odd to me, maybe needs more anticipation, now seems (to me) like something propulse him. I like more whe he run toward the camera in update 4.

10 October 2004, 08:24 PM
Hmm, I was wandering if people thougth his arm movements and head looked like out of controll curves just before the jump (shaking part with eye twitch) So I redid that part.

update_07 (

10 October 2004, 08:56 PM
peter that's bloody great! i can't really fault it, & the only things i can suggest are to stick some cardboard cutout zombies/skeletons in a circle around the guy so you get a better sense of the characters that he's reacting to.

& how about trying a squint when he says 'touches' to give it a bit more emphasis.

i'm not sure about the context of this clip, but do you need that bit where he falls & looks startled right at the end? might be good to just have him launch into an attack at the camera & his angry face comes right towards us.


10 October 2004, 08:21 AM
it's looking really great! no crits here.

10 October 2004, 11:31 PM
Hey. :-) Here's a little update. Just a few small changes really.

Update_08 (

10 October 2004, 12:10 PM
And another update. (

10 October 2004, 04:03 PM
I can't see...whaaaaaaaaaaa:sad:

10 October 2004, 04:09 PM
hmmm... downloading just fine for me. Right click and save target as maybe?

let me know if it works or not.

10 October 2004, 04:45 PM
Saw it...looked good...there's alot of twinning going on though...I would like to see you break up the movements more. I think it would help alot. good job man:)

10 October 2004, 04:48 PM
hey, Thanks for your reply. can you explain more what you mean by twinning?

10 October 2004, 05:47 PM
I like make the environement look better, I would suggest you put a crowd behind him in silhouette...just like you have in the foreground.

10 October 2004, 06:13 PM
good animation there mate..
on lil crit would be that the silhout on the word "even" looks hard to read... May be he should have his hands out in the open a bit more... rather than on his face...might be just me tho...
also like remi said... a bit too much twinning there.. that is both hands in almost same position on a given pose.. may be you should break it up.. but im not sure how..
good stuf there of the serious contenders for the award-image..imo.

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