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03 March 2003, 06:17 PM
Hi... I'll try to participate again... though I don't know if I'll find time...

I'll try anyway because I want to try with cartoon animation...

Let's see if I manage to do it...

I'm thinking about 15 minutes....


03 March 2003, 07:31 PM
Welcome Back and congrats on winning last month. Looking forward to your challenge...I hope you have time to do it.:wavey:

03 March 2003, 08:45 PM




03 March 2003, 02:04 AM
I've just had an idea... My character will be a kind of rocketeer... But He won't be able to fly with his machine... Let's see what I can do...

03 March 2003, 12:16 PM
Good luck DKScully!


03 March 2003, 10:20 PM
Thanks simbad...

Hope we all can improve in this callenge and I wish we all can finish it.... This will be difficult... for me hehehe... But I'll try anyway...

Here's my model (almost finished...) I have to do now the flyng machine. It'll be simple... Then I'll start rigging...

Here's a render and a little photoshop ...

Mangled Poly
03 March 2003, 12:26 AM
Nice work skully!:bounce:

03 March 2003, 09:14 AM
A new update, I'll finish modeling soon.... I want to animate.

May be I'll use a sectionated mesh.... no skin... Let's see....

Comments and critics please...


Stephen Vyas
03 March 2003, 01:23 AM
Welcome back to the challenges. The character shows promise!

03 March 2003, 12:54 AM
I thought you had best anim last time (LOTR).. so congrats:)
looking to see more from you..:)

03 March 2003, 08:47 AM
Here's a mini animation... just testing how's going to be the camera... lights.... Character.... I'm not sure of what's going to make..... LEt's see....

03 March 2003, 12:42 PM
HEY!!!!!!!! the animation looks so cool!!!!!but, I´d like to see something about the "real" animation of the challenge....jeje!!

03 March 2003, 10:50 AM
Cool model and animation.

04 April 2003, 06:03 PM
Hi again.... I've changed my mind about a flying hero.... Now... my Hero will be a Swordman.. kind of conan... or kind of ninja.. I'm not sure yet... but... let's see....

Here's a mini prewiew.....

He'll carry a sword in the right hand...

04 April 2003, 10:35 PM
Hi, about the last video you post. I think you did a lot of steps when he turn around...

Bueno lo cierto es que es muy dificil para mi explicarlo en inglés, pero bueno tal vez se podría retardar el ultimo paso para reequilibrar el peso o tal vez podría darse la vuelta de un salto o de una forma mas brusca, no se, solo es mi opinión espero que te sirva.

Un saludo


04 April 2003, 12:15 PM
I don't think you have too many steps; but something isn't right about the timing of them.

I think it's the speed at which the character turns. The dialogue should give you puncuation points that you can exploit when moving your character.

Maybe he should turn fast on the first step (like to say 160 degrees) and then settle into place with the other steps.

I think you should put the dialogue track in so that you let that drive the timing of the delivery of the line.

Good luck, hope to see your updates soon.

04 April 2003, 05:49 PM
Looks great. But I agree that the turn around looks somehow strange. Or rather, it looks like he's having to turn around in a very small space -- like he's dropped into a closet or onto a pedastal which we can't see. I do love your animation style and the believability you get. Are you animating with biped for this one?


04 April 2003, 08:11 PM

I'm fixing the turn... but I don't want to spent to much time on it... I'd rather to finish it and then fix this kind of things if I had time...

Yes, I'm using Character Studio this time... 3.2. I've attached geometry to biped pieces...

Thanks... :)

04 April 2003, 02:35 AM
Do you work for a game company DKSkully?


04 April 2003, 03:02 AM
Hola, estoy deacuerdo con Malagu etc..
y tal vez antes de dar la vuelta voltee para saber que hay detras de él no?, solo otra opinion.:beer:

04 April 2003, 07:03 AM
Its not that the character is taking too many steps, but rather that he is taking steps at all.
If you try to turn around like that you'll find that roughly 40%(Deduced logic-ly) of your total body rotation is done by pivoting on your foot's ball.
If you can save any energy in turning around, it would be by lifting the feet less. And that is done by pivoting on the ball.
I think, humbly, if you replaced at least one of the steps with a "ball pivot", then you would get a less robotic feel in the feet.
Other then that Phah-f00king-nominal:beer:
The secondary in the arms is bad ass and the staging kicks too.
I like how the character leads the movement with his head. Very Pro! :applause:

-PS I dont normaly use those pheigy smiley faces, so feel honored:)

04 April 2003, 08:10 AM
EHEHE... Yes, I agree with all of us.. but I'm still trying to find the way he turn perfect.... :P but as I said... I'll try to go on with 15 seconds¡¡¡¡¡ and then I'll fix evertything... I've not much ever...

Thanks again for all words and comments...

Mahlon: I work in Pyrostudios. (

04 April 2003, 07:58 AM
you work in pyrostudios??!... oh man that company rocks!.. im still waiting for commandos 3 to release..

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