View Full Version : Short Animation Film - The Fly

01 January 2006, 06:12 PM
Hey Guys,

here is my first animation which I have created with Softimage XSI 5. The models were built in 3ds max. Enjoy it!

2 Versions, direct links to "save as"... ( (12MB) ( (22MB)

Please leave a comment !!!

for more information about me please visit my page ( (german)


01 January 2006, 09:41 PM
I really like the idea! the animation is good too! I like the idea with the magnifying glass but I don't like how the lamp go to take it, I would prefer something like, 1. he see the magnifying glass, 2 then it think about it and 3 finaly thinking it's a great idea, look a last time at the mosquitos and run to put on the magnifying glass!... I don't know if that make sens LOL

aniway I liked it!

01 January 2006, 09:29 AM
The concept is good, the overall look is good. Your credits are longer than your animation :sad: I wont focus on the negative things :) you have a good thing going just make it a bit longer :) over all good job!:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 08:54 PM
Thanks for your comment. I realised that the point of interest from the lamp isn't good presented in the movie. The lamp even looks at the magnifying glass and thinks about it. But in this time the fly is been showing. I think about it and maybe change it in the movie.

That's one pint. The other is the first take of the fly ... I think that could be shorter and get a better look. Mainly the background of this shot could be more detailed.

Sorry about the length of the credits, but the movie was shown at our media-presentation at our university in furtwangen. Therefore it have to have a running gag... :D

But thanks for encourage me :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 05:41 AM
Your credits are longer than your animation

I'm downloading the clip now, I'm always interested in seeing 2d stuff, in spite of the "credits" warning :)

I've notice that the "credits" thing seems to be something that's getting worse the last few months or so here. The dumbest ones are when *one* person has modeled,textureed,animated, "directed","produced", and maybe even have "engineered" the sound ;), and those credits all longer than the clip.

I generally hate credits even on commerical films, especially long ones at the *beginning* of a film. Thankfully we can fast forward / skip them.

I can understand going for a professional look when sending out a reel, but there is also a point where it just becomes pure pretensiousness :)


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