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12 December 2005, 03:36 AM
Hello everyone. This is the first time I post here to have my animation critiqued. Im looking to better myslef as an animator and would sincerely appreciate any critiques from everyone. This animation Test is to improve my skills by studying body mechanics, weight, and force. This is only the second pass after doing the blocking so its a WIP. Thankyou for your help.

High Res (11MB) (
Low Res (5MB) (

You can see the progression Here (

Thanks to Rodrigo Ribeiro for Bboy, and Chris Burns for the Car Rig!!!

12 December 2005, 04:26 PM
excellent animation mate, lovely weight to it! :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 03:54 AM
wow, that was GREAT!

12 December 2005, 12:17 PM
Great, this is coming along nicely...

If i had to pick one section that doesn't look right it'd be the pulling up of the car. The car just seems to move up too smoothly and quickly to me.

When he drops the car for the last push, i also think the car to do with some more bounce.

Overall though some great poses and really nice animation going on there, congrats!


12 December 2005, 05:29 AM
looking really great. you're really getting it.

it all looks pretty much finished. the only crit i have is at the end, on the final drop of the car into the truck. the car should definately fall faster and bouce. right now it looks pretty weightless. tweak that and i'd call it final.

beautiful work.

12 December 2005, 12:11 AM
Hey guys thanks alor for taking the time to critique. I worked on the car like everyone suggested towards the end. Stu I tried to make the pull not so smooth. Tell me what you guys think. Heres the update Thanks

12 December 2005, 03:51 AM
Holy crap!....That made me tired just looking at it. But's its really good! Nice job :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 10:16 AM
WOW awesome illusion of weight and great movement of the character! i was expecting him to get run over by the car at the end LOL it looked so stressful :applause: awesome work

12 December 2005, 12:21 PM
the two downloads all wrong, please fix it.

12 December 2005, 01:34 PM
You should animate the truck reacting to the car being dropped...or even have the truck roll slightly when the car is being pushed...just a thought. Other than that, you did a great job.

12 December 2005, 03:08 PM
So entertaining...
So nicely animated....
Only thing that I can think needs tweaking is the stolen car wheight.
And theres also a part there where his left arm penetrates the road.

I love the interaction between the character's movement and the car.

Great job man.


12 December 2005, 04:14 PM
I enjoyed the starting part of the story. i have seen it in a movie recently. it was called "Herbie" :) . The most important point is that, the animation is very handy, and looks nice. i think it is very successful in timing. nowaways i have been chilling with the top animations in order to improve my timing.

12 December 2005, 10:11 AM
No Crits, looks all good to me, very expressive, dynamic, funny, really enjoyed the sequence! :thumbsup:



12 December 2005, 04:35 AM
that's really awsome :applause: really great job keep it up :thumbsup:

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