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09 September 2006, 07:24 PM
So I'm Graduating, Here is my current Reel!

All C&C is wolcome and appreciated!

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09 September 2006, 09:17 PM
SMWilly - its not a bad reel for graduating, but I do have a few suggestions for you.

Watch the weight of the characters..there were a few, especially the low man rigs. Always keep the principles in mind when animating.

Some of the pieces were a little floaty. Again that goes back to weight and having them take the number of steps or length of a hold to help the audience feel the weight.

The ninja pieces - NICE and very good that you put them at the beginning and end. Those were definitely the better of your pieces IMHO.

Keep at it. I can tell you are really understanding the computer animation, so now I would focus on your technique and principles.

Good Luck.

Matt -

09 September 2006, 10:10 PM
Sean before sending your reel out I would really recommend fixing those sliding feet problems you are having with walkcycles.

09 September 2006, 02:49 AM
cool stuff dude! i thought the ninjas were actually your best work.. lol. a lot of your stuff kinda lacked the smoothness your ninjas had. the lil characters you made i liked, but they moved really stiffly and could use a lil work overall. and yea, the flower animation feet were sliding around like CRAZY. i see what kinda emotion you're going for, but the timing and placement of the feet needs a lil work. cool for a first reel though! just clean up some of the pieces and good luck to ya! :thumbsup:

09 September 2006, 12:31 PM
i like it very much, do agree with the sliding feet with the walkcycle, but you shurly got the grip on expresions.

Great job, keep it up.

09 September 2006, 12:06 AM
Ninja stuff is really nice.

I would shorten your reel and take out some filler material untill you have better stuff to add. quality rather than quantity here i feel.

Just practice practice practice. a few things i noticed that you could work on was your weight, holding moves, and some of your stuff looks really linear at times. Oh and the slideing feet too.




09 September 2006, 04:37 AM
I agree the ninja stuff was the best and the most interesting. You should either fix or lose the walk cycle at the end. He slides alot. It brings the rest of you stuff down.

09 September 2006, 05:40 AM
Thanks everyone.

I cut out that walk, till i can revise it. The shots with ninja are my most recent, and what a sissy ninja he is.

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