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12 December 2002, 11:29 PM
Hi Guys!
I have made a little funny (hope so) animation quite a while ago and I just wanted to share it. Thereīs no musik or sound to it, sorry about that. It was only a three days project but nevertheless it would be great to get some feedback on it:



12 December 2002, 11:35 PM
veeeeeeeeery nice alex.

you are really talented. I hope, we will meet some day and I can learn from you ;-)

12 December 2002, 12:01 AM
Like the story. I watched the ending five times just to catch the look on that poor frogs face.

So far so good:thumbsup:

12 December 2002, 12:34 AM
that is funny. Although, dumb frog to try and grab a gigantic fish.

12 December 2002, 10:36 AM
:beer: Funny, really cool.

Nice timing and really good expressions on his face.

But please, this needs some sounds. That would increase the atmosphere a lot.

12 December 2002, 03:55 PM
Thanx guys for the nice comments.

youīre right! Iīll try to get some sound on it as soon as possible.
When done I can post a short reply, so you can watch the updated version on my page.

I would be pleased to hear something about what you people didnīt like at all on the short.

what could be better done or other crits.

Thanks so far.


12 December 2002, 09:50 PM
Nice! I think the pause moment is too long, or - better- not on track. It doesn't build up to the fish moment.

- the first fly is track carefully.
- the fish is snapped automatically without looking

A second fly that supports his mastery / boredom might help that final fish moment - he snaps at the second fly automatically.

I like the playdo kind of world, btw.

12 December 2002, 11:02 PM
ahah, that's great! i love everything except the pause between the two actions. I agree with dobermunk's suggestions, those are good ideas. But it is a great piece, keep it up!:thumbsup:

12 December 2002, 02:08 PM
Great ideas. I really wish I could take that animation and realize your suggestions. Unfortunately Iīm very busy with another project at the moment. But hey, I only can learn from such good critics. As everyone here Iīm trying to evolve.

But as I said above, Iīll definitely put sound on it.

Thank you guys for any comment


12 December 2002, 07:27 PM
I would be pleased to hear something about what you people didnīt like at all on the short.

well the surface of the water.. .it ripples but the lillypads don't move...AT ALL, even whenever the frog gets pulled in.. . the pad should go down with him, and then resurface shortly afterwards... and the lillypads seem way to thick... maybe some water droplets from the fish splash too.. ..

but the short is great, i love the idea - real smart - and good execution..

12 December 2002, 10:17 PM
how does one achieve that type of texture movement like on the water?

quite cool looking.

12 December 2002, 10:30 PM

Youīre absolutely right! Never thought about that. Mabe because itīs a stylised type of animation, but nevertheless would such things as you mentioned enrich the whole animation.

good point. thanks alot.


hope I donīt destroy your illusions, but itīs only an animated fractal as bump texture. - good to see, that it seems to work.
Oh, and by the way the bigger waves at the end are just flat torus with the same shader on it.


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