View Full Version : Exploring Middle Earth - In the dark - TRi-14

01 January 2003, 01:00 AM
Here we go!!

Main character, Gary, sneakingly enters with a tourch in hand lighting his way, and his trusty sword, slowly inching his way backwards into the belly of the cave. He takes a step forward as he spins around and catches his toe on a nearby stone and tosses himself into the air loosing his torch and sword. He stumbles up, dazed, and spots his sword and torch and quickly retrieves them. He darts around looking for any incoming foes .A “quick breeze” flies by blowing out Gary’s torch. Frustrated, Gary lunges the torch into the dark and begins marching away just when the torch flies back and knocks Gary unconscious.

A story board, and renders comming soon....

Happy happy joy joy! :bounce:


"WooHoo! This is so much fuuuuuuun!"

01 January 2003, 02:46 AM
Cmon man where's your stuff at;)

01 January 2003, 04:15 AM
Here is my Storyboard:

Story Boards:

Sorenson 3 High res 6mb:

Sorenson 3 Low res 680kb:

UGH, Geocities. Low res (in case other links are temporarily:
(might want to save target as)



01 January 2003, 04:22 AM
Lookin good! I like your sense of timing. :)


01 January 2003, 12:41 AM
here is my model

01 January 2003, 07:30 AM
i like the concept skit that u planning for the chap :) i think it will be great if u stick to the skit as close as possible. All the best. Be watching this thread take form :)

01 January 2003, 07:53 AM
Good stuff Tri,
I agree the timing is good, maybe a little too quick in some spots (I know 15 secs can go by really quickly).
Can't wait to see more.:)
I am curious as to how you will use the illumination of the torch, e.g how dark will it be when the torch gets blown out? Maybe if you just change the cave colours from warmer to cooler it might work. :shrug:
Good Luck

01 January 2003, 06:05 AM
so sorry for the lack of updates... been really busy and i have my set built and been doing a bit of work on the lights and some rigging fixes.


01 January 2003, 01:28 AM
Sorry for the links that i have the story boards may be down for a while due to the host repairing the system. will be back ASAP!
im working on rigging up the sword and torch, sword done...and torch has begun...until is a quick pose to keep things going..


01 January 2003, 02:26 AM

01 January 2003, 06:57 AM
nice sword. Hmmm maybe u will post up new materials? hehe! :)

01 January 2003, 07:10 AM
the CAVE when light with the torch it is illuminated with a warmthy feel...and when torch is out, the cave is eery and cold...
(sphere is just for a visual feedback of the position of the source of the torch light)

01 January 2003, 07:12 AM

01 January 2003, 07:29 AM
DAMN! U are fast! Looking great Tri, looking great! cant wait for the animation! Keep posting dude!:beer:

02 February 2003, 06:54 AM
Many updates to come tomorrow. Been working real hard these past few days on cleaning everything up, timing, and getting final lighting finished. SO MUCH FUNN!! YAAAA!!!!


hope you enjoy the little image for tonight.


edit: i just realized that there is a rock floating in my scene. :shrug: gotta fix that one. had them on a layer and un-hide them for this pic. sorry about that.

here is a early playblast. please right click and Save As.

click this (

02 February 2003, 04:51 AM
This is my final animation. WOOOOO this has been such great fun! I hope you all enjoy it and maybe get a little giggle out of it :)
Thanks so much CGTalk/CGChallenge, and thanks CGtalkers for makin this fun, ive enjoyed this challenge ALOT and i look forward to many more :)

If personal site does not work please use the geocities one, and vise versa.

Please on the Geocites links, right click and Save Target As. thanks.

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Personal site:

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:bounce: :bounce:

02 February 2003, 07:00 AM
Very nice work! Congrats on finishing!

:applause: :thumbsup: :applause:


02 February 2003, 09:17 AM
Good job. Just a couple of things though that could be tighter; The fall and the torch coming back could use some speed up but all in all funny idea.

p.s Thanks for making me laugh. Your post was opportune.

03 March 2003, 05:09 PM
very nice tri! , i love the part when he gets up running and gets the torch.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

03 March 2003, 02:53 AM
Hahahahaha! Cute skit. I like it. hehehe

Great that u finished it Tri!

03 March 2003, 02:58 AM
hey, Thanks guys! im glad it brought some laughs to ya.thanks for the comments, really appreciated!

:bounce: FUN! :bounce: FUN! :bounce:

thanks again

03 March 2003, 11:31 AM
Nice work, Tri:applause:
I agree that some bits like the throw need more work on the timing but I really like the feel of the run.

03 March 2003, 05:59 AM
dear, TRi-14

i see you movies and :drool:

your work is very good :applause:

good luck to you :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 05:50 AM
looks great!:thumbsup:
trip looks a wee bit odd though..
maybe if you got rid of that slight lurch as hes turning around, and had him smoothly turning untill he is just about to start walking, then lurch slightly to take the first step, throwing him into trip...
I agree about the torch throw timing as well..
but god damn the mad scramble is good!!:bounce: beautifully done!!

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