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01 January 2005, 06:25 AM

Late nights, earily mornings, jet lag.... and I have produced something like that:

a lot of fun with XSI Foundation;)


01 January 2005, 06:49 AM
Hot damn, that's very professional! :thumbsup: Nice. Is there any WIP here at CGTalk?

(hint: when you compress your Quicktime file you should have somekind of "prepare for streaming" option, which means that the file can be played back in a browser while the rest downloads...)

- Jonas

01 January 2005, 09:26 AM
This is great, The textures are excellent. I like how he spits when he speaks and the saliva stretching in in his mouth. good job.

01 January 2005, 04:47 AM
This is seriously awesome! I like how the adam's apple moves when he is talking. Bravo!


toto poto
01 January 2005, 05:40 AM
this looks great:) the slight wet-look-shader is awesome. the animation looks good, too :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 01:33 PM

The stills look very good, I like your sense of life within the Character. I havent seen the animation yet still downloading it, but before hand id like to say good job.

Im recentley moving to XSI , how long you been working in it?

01 January 2005, 10:55 PM
thank you guys;)

I have been working on XSI for last 1-2 months.
Trying to figure my way out in this soft.

Seems really neat .
the renderer could have been little bit faster though...



01 January 2005, 11:32 PM
Caught the WIP over at xsibase but the new animation rocks! I love the cut between the first sentence and the second, very MTV ;)

The lipsynch seems like it might be a frame or two late all the way through, often found this to be a problem with quicktimes though, so it might be that. Some of the lipsynch movement is slightly linear in places, though overall the emphasis of sounds works well, and you've certainly caught the feeling of the sound clip. The movement, rigging and animated bump maps are great! And you have a gorgeous render quality to the skin.

This is definitely front page worthy for me - short but sweet!

01 January 2005, 05:32 PM
thanks mattmos.
I think the timing of the lipsync is pretty good, you can check the line, "big time", this should be pretty sharp with the sound. if its not, then its a QT player ;)

glad you liked it


01 January 2005, 06:19 PM
Real great!! :-)

But i have a question to you, grzesiekj. I hope you can help me to understand.
How did you the crinkles over the upper lips? Very good to see by (he, she, it?:) ) opening the mounth! Did you used Bumpmap, Displacement or other techique ??


PS: Sorry for my bad english.....

01 January 2005, 06:46 PM
Hi! Change that shade under ear! (far too sharp)
Good stuff!
Mouth is near perfect!
:thumbsup: Chris

01 January 2005, 09:29 PM
I'm sure you know, but he spits when he says "disaPPointed." Amazing little detail. Thanks for sharing.

01 January 2005, 05:17 PM
Core|x, majority of the wrinkles, are just bump maps, with intensity driven by mouth/brows shapes. these kind of driven keys are great in XSI, and so easy to control.


01 January 2005, 05:28 PM
awesome animation!! lip sych is perfect. i love how his whole face moves with the dialogue, and the spit makes it.

beautiful texture/lighting and the moisture on the skin.

01 January 2005, 06:57 PM
hi grzesiekj,

THX für answer :-)

01 January 2005, 10:00 PM
Hey man, great look on the character there, the shapes work quite nicely as well!

The lip sync is really quite solid, the only thing that really stands out to me is his ears there, they should have a little more flop to them (they look like fairly thick, rubbery bands that I picture sort of flopping about when he swings his head around).

Other than that, Nothing else stands out to me :) Look forward to seeing this character progress!



Zack Attack
01 January 2005, 01:33 AM
I loved its stuff like this that keeps me going.

Thanks good job is that for your demo reel or you have a job.

01 January 2005, 11:17 PM
I watched it about 20 times in a row. Just awesome.

01 January 2005, 09:25 AM
WOW! That's amazing! Nearly as good as Gollum ;) :P

01 January 2005, 08:58 PM
This is absolutely AMAZING! I cant wait to see more of your work

01 January 2005, 09:13 PM

pretty hot.. My crit is that the volume of the lips seems very rigid. It would add a lot to have the lips compress and expand depending on how tight his mouth is. Great work.

01 January 2005, 05:48 PM
thanks for comments.

I was playing mainly with spine deformer for facial animation here.
Im looking into the control spine rig now, gives much more possibilites..;)


01 January 2005, 06:43 AM
holy shit that's awesome!

01 January 2005, 08:40 AM
it's just awesome..great work....

01 January 2005, 07:21 AM
I don't wanna sound negative, but the only thing that I think looks weird is that it looks like he's using a 'B' when saying such a strong 'V' in very. :shrug:

01 January 2005, 05:23 PM
Hei! Nice work! I like the wet skin! I think it need too a little bit of work in the animation... But nice Job!

01 January 2005, 09:02 PM
I just dont know what to say....
It's amazing....

5 stars
:applause: :applause:

01 January 2005, 09:49 PM
the "BIG TIME" part is extremely well done
good acting

01 January 2005, 09:50 PM
U know what I think about it. I like the second part of animation mostly, but it really looks pretty. I like the character a lot though!

01 January 2005, 06:19 PM
Holy cow man! That's top quality work there. If your talking late nights and jet lag, and coming up with this, I'd like to see what you do when you're refreshed! Creature is well done, as everything else is. Bravo my friend!

01 January 2005, 06:48 PM
really amazing.

better than motion pictures I've seen recently. I especially like the spitting and the eye movement...very nice.


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