View Full Version : Ryan Hagen - Circus Auditions - Sword Swallowing

05 May 2005, 08:53 PM
Ok..i'm in...but I haven't settled on an idea can change the name of the thread later. :) Good topic sheep.


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05 May 2005, 05:22 PM
Hey Sheep...would you mind changing my thread title to Sword Swallowing. Got an idear for that un:):argh:

05 May 2005, 05:31 PM
done! , looking forward to it Remi.

05 May 2005, 02:49 AM
My thumbs....crit away:buttrock: Don't have access to my scanner at the present I drew these with a mouse on my laptop and tried to match what I drew earlier.

05 May 2005, 05:21 AM
Hey Remi,

Great start my friend

Can't wait to see it finished

Vitor Vilela

05 May 2005, 08:18 AM
Hey thanks Vitor....i'm going to do a couple of different thumbs...just to see if I can come up with some more interesting poses...I think the ones I have now could use some work. More to come....:buttrock:

05 May 2005, 04:27 PM
Hi Ryan, here we go again. Cg char animation sessions rules! :bounce: Good start!

05 May 2005, 06:09 PM
maybe he is fine when the sword is in, but then he goes to pull it out, and that is when he runs into trouble.

05 May 2005, 06:17 PM
This might be gross, but maybe when he pulls the sword out, he has a bunch of organs skewered on the sword like a shishkabob (sp?).

He's all fine and proud until he notices the organs on the sword - then he panics.


05 May 2005, 06:25 PM
Great ideas...I will do some thumbs with those in mind tonight....thanks for the suggestions:):buttrock:

05 May 2005, 12:32 AM
hahahahhaha amazing idea.. waiting to see more !

c ya !

05 May 2005, 08:58 AM
Thanks gra7!!! I started to block things...but I didn't have too much time...once the first stage of blocking is done...i'll post it...I changed up a pose or two in the beginning:)

05 May 2005, 10:39 AM
I hope to have my blocking anim up tomorrow. I've been working on it after work at night for two days now and i'd really like some feedback. As for not posting in others threads....I will;)

05 May 2005, 04:46 PM
Hi Ryan

Can't wait to see that first blocking. :bounce:

05 May 2005, 06:05 AM after moving back to AZ after living in Vegas for two months, i've returned to this. So here's my blocking thus far...comments on timing and poses are most welcome. Thanks for having a look. And sorry for failing to comment on others:blush:

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05 May 2005, 09:28 PM
If anyone could make any comments I would greatly appreciate it...or if it looks good the way it is...perhaps a "continue" would be fine...just want to get some opinions on what I have so far before moving on.

Thanks alot:)

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05 May 2005, 10:14 PM
Looks nice :)

The first 3 poses I didnt really like or understand, they didnt mean any thing to me, right now they just seem like they'r there to pass the time, you mite want to create more interesting poses, you could make him move and watch the whole crowd and not just one point like he does now

The forth pose is very nice, But I would make the fingure stand out more, make it very easy to see, you could do that by placing it very high, After that on the 5th pose, you could make the sword stand out more, right now he's just standing there and holding the sword, You could make the sword stand out by taking that second hand down and away from the sword, and making the whole body seem like its pointing to it, lean a bit to the side of the sword.

Other then that, it could use more work on the timing, there's a pose there where he raises the sword and it passes by too fast, also the whole thing seems a bit too slow.

Any way I hope this helps :) keep it up :thumbsup: oh and check out my animation

05 May 2005, 08:58 PM
Just updated the beginning a bit. Haven't touched the later parts. Again thanks for the crits Amir....they are much appreciated...and having looked at some things...I think I can improve the poses alot. I'll comment on some others today as well.

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05 May 2005, 02:49 PM
hi remi,
the updated start is making alot more sense now - i like the confident walk on - what i would consider changing is when he bends the sword i would make it a bit more bend and i woudl make him flex it twice for clarity
looks good so far though and im looking forward to seeing some more


05 May 2005, 03:56 PM
Looking really nice Remi. I love the "ooooooo" pose he makes at the start when he walks in.

Keep it coming man!

06 June 2005, 10:48 PM
Uhhhggg...I went on vacation and I just got back yesterday. What I have done isn't final and I apologize greatly. Congrats to everyone who stuck with it and got it done!!! Has the voting begun? Great work to everyone and I hope that I see the final versions from everyone that started even if it isn't done by the deadline.

06 June 2005, 10:15 PM
Well this forum seems kind of dead for the past few weeks, Not alot of people posted their entry, I wander why

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