View Full Version : 2-MINUTE FILM CLUB!THE BIGCHASE : Robot 36 and the Kid (ANIMATED)

07 July 2005, 03:34 PM
Well, i decided i'd try and get one of my ideas for this challenge done seeing as i'm currently on holidays. The idea is pretty simple, it is just a build up of suspense and then the twist at the end of the film, though the storyboards should explain the nitty gritty of the plot ( if you can read my writing). I'm not quite sure how long its going to be and will probably only start allocating time to shots once i start animating.

My main problem is going to be animation, i'm reasonably competent with modelling, texturing and rendering, but i've never really animated before.

Anyway here is all of the work i've gone through in the past few days, character concepts, storyboard and the model for the robot (minus the coin slot because i forgot and textures).

07 July 2005, 04:27 PM
welcome ! you have nice characters so far and i wish you the best of luck.

07 July 2005, 11:09 AM
thanks archerx, good luck to you as well.

i rigged the robot and here is a little jump test i did to make sure the rig was ok. i havn't really done much animation or rigging so i'm pretty happy with the result. i still need to finish modelling and rigging the kid though

07 July 2005, 12:41 PM
that was pretty cool but i think to sound was odd especially the end.

07 July 2005, 02:39 PM
the sound was just a few soundbites of machinery i found on the net so i'm not sure why it sounded odd. Here is a run cycle test, i've still got work to do on the arms but i'm reasonably pleased.

07 July 2005, 02:51 PM
nice run cycle - I can see a lot of character in it and it feels simultaneously mechanical (as a robot should).

07 July 2005, 11:00 AM
thanks stepingon,

heres the base model for the kid, no eyelids or hair yet beacause i need to figure out the best way to animate them.

07 July 2005, 11:37 AM
nice concept ! Good luck!:bounce:

07 July 2005, 02:52 PM
It's a fun idea, good job :) I'd recommend putting a lower eyelid on the boy's eyes... like Pixar and Dreamworks always seem to have. It let's you portray many emotions by just that tiny lid. Although if you wanted to have a completely different look, go for it ;)

07 July 2005, 04:23 PM
thanks, yeah you're right about the eyelids so i added some in, hopefully i can figure out how to animate them. i also fixed up some other parts of the face, most notably the mouth. just a screengrab this time

07 July 2005, 09:18 PM
I really hope you can finish this by the time the voting thread is up on next Monday.

It looks very promising.


07 July 2005, 10:12 AM
thanks, hopefully i'll manage to get a rough version done at least.

here is a little posed shot since i just finished rigging the kid. not very well though as it was a lot harder than the robot because he is organic and so i had a lot of problems (especially around the waist). Hopefully i should have some running animations up soon.

07 July 2005, 02:42 PM
I love the designs!

07 July 2005, 01:40 AM

I have finally gottena run cycle for the little kid, its not great but it'll have to do if i want any hope of finishing.

07 July 2005, 05:18 AM
I've fixed up a few little things and put them together in run cycle.

Save Target As and loop in quicktime

07 July 2005, 05:24 PM
First I would like to thank Samuel Kvaalen for coding this voting page and hosting it.

Go >>HERE<< ( and post your infromation if you want your animation to be part of the voting on Monday night.

Just FILL ONE of the entries and press SUBMIT at the end.


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