XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
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02-18-2006, 05:50 AM
Hey all,

I'm not really an animator (takes off the disguise), but since I built a Sonic character, I had to try him out in an animation, and a friend suggested turning him into SuperSonic. That was last Sat, on what was going to be a weekend project, but turned into 6 days.

I admit to having to take some artistic licence with his transformation, as I have never seen it on TV or in game, only still pics of him already transformed. So i knew he turned yellow, caught on fire, his hair went super saiyan, and his eyes turned red. http://www.xsibase.com/forum/YaBBImages/smiley.gif

The video is Divx, and it came out a little dark and saturated, not entirely sure how to clean it up better. The one going on my new reel will be full uncompressed, and at its full quality. I may post stills later to show the proper lighting etc... But, over half a gig raw, to 16mbs with audio, im not complaining. http://www.xsibase.com/forum/YaBBImages/smiley.gif

Also, the music, I did find some Sonic the Hedgehog music online, even a song called SuperSonic ( http://www.teamartail.com/music/supersonic/ ). But ultimatly I wanted something a little more epic sounding. Not really in character with Sonic, but it did sound better than Sonic Techno.... http://www.xsibase.com/forum/YaBBImages/smiley.gif


http://student.vfs.com/~3d48matt/SuperSonic.avi (http://student.vfs.com/%7E3d48matt/SuperSonic.avi)

(EDIT: A fixed version here http://student.vfs.com/~3d48matt/Super_Sonic_DivX.avi (http://student.vfs.com/%7E3d48matt/Super_Sonic_DivX.avi) )


02-18-2006, 09:36 PM
Here are some truer quality still .tga's from the animation:

http://student.vfs.com/~3d48matt/S_1.tga (http://student.vfs.com/%7E3d48matt/S_1.tga)

http://student.vfs.com/~3d48matt/S_2.tga (http://student.vfs.com/%7E3d48matt/S_2.tga)

http://student.vfs.com/~3d48matt/S_3.tga (http://student.vfs.com/%7E3d48matt/S_3.tga)

http://student.vfs.com/~3d48matt/S_4.tga (http://student.vfs.com/%7E3d48matt/S_4.tga)

http://student.vfs.com/~3d48matt/S_5.tga (http://student.vfs.com/%7E3d48matt/S_5.tga)


02-18-2006, 10:40 PM
looks good, i always did think super sonic was a little bit too much like Goku...but anyways, one of the things I would do to change this is ease the camera in and out of your animations...it feels a little bit jerky pulling out, and the camera stops on a dime...i would ease it to a stop gently.. but even so..it's very nice to see super sonic again.. good work!

02-20-2006, 06:18 PM
Hey kalfred,

Thanks for the reply. I totally agree with you, me camera work needs more polishing. I see what you mean, it does come to too sudden of a stop and should have hoverd there for a sec before the cut.
Camera work is definatly on my priority list of things to improve, cinematography and editing are interests of mine, but still very much a noob!!! :)



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