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11 November 2002, 12:06 PM
Well in for a penny in for a pound....

Good to see an animation challenge so I thought I'd take the plunge.

I'll be using an exisiting character from a short I am currently working on - he is an teenage Indian fairy with attitude!

Rule 5> "please use a static camera" is a pain at 320 x 240 if your character moves a round a lot. Banning panning, zooming etc but allowing straight cuts would have made things easier.

Rules I may "bend":
Rule 7> Sectional Geometry.
My character is already "skinned" though in a very simple way - if I have time I will cut the anim with a sectional version at the end.

Rule 11> No morphing.
May use it on the last few frames for his face!!

Here's a bad story board.

11 November 2002, 03:11 PM
Here's the character I'm using.

11 November 2002, 05:09 PM
Here's the 'set' for the action:

I'm rigging the character and will only be using FK as I find IK too rigid for good character animation (big joint stretchs and 'broken' joints being a pain). [Mmmm though of course I've never done any "good" character animation LOL]

Comments and crits very welcome as I feel all alone!!

11 November 2002, 05:45 PM
Your character doesnt fit the rules. The character needs to be segmented (broken down to pieces and parented to the bones).

I am looking forward to see your animation.

11 November 2002, 06:13 PM
I know my character doesn't fit the rules :(

It's time.... where do you guys get it from?

However, as no one else seems to be cheating as much as me I am rejigging the character now and not at the end as I originally hoped....

Here soon.

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