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03 March 2003, 11:45 PM

um may I ask for little help?

I'm brainstorming here and dont know which to pick:

1- Our hero is perfect in every aspect.. exept one thing: he's grandmaa is
100 year old crone which allways ruins his plans beating him and treatin
him like child.. so ofcourse she enters the scene when he was about to
make a revenge and beat the shit out of him with some stick telling him
to live childrish play and go home :)

2- Our hero is metalic super hero robot, with antena on his head.. which is
great.. exept one thing: he's attracting bolts.. so the storm starts and
lightning bolts are punching him hardly while he jumps like crazy all
over the place

3- Our hero must cross over the ice to catch the bad guy but he's having
problems with that.

4- maybe a classic " I fear from height" will be good for some funny animation?
like: when hero realise where he is standing really, he's paralised by
tremendous fear and just trying to go back over the huge abyss

5- what about play with those sounds hero starts announces
his revenge with lo-tone (ful of confidance).. after he was spanked hardly
he's announcing new try with "normal" tone.. and less confidance...
theng goes "hi" tone.. and he's suprised how he sounds and shamefully
running out.. or somethinl like that..

6- uh this one is hard but i just remembered gollum.. the problem of our hero
is that he has two personalities.. when he says: "now I will.." and go for
revenge the other one (coward) tooks over then first one again and so on..
the bad guy has no job much to do instead looking at foolish hero and
waiting for his decision (which will not come obviosly)..:)

I'm looking for which is better for animation and practicing
here.. not which story is better or so .. but cant decide

03 March 2003, 12:42 PM
Hi Mandrake............:wavey:

Well that is a very nice selection you have given us.looking at it from a animation point of view I personally like two of them the best. #'s 2 and 4 with #3 also having alot of promise...........

But to pick just 1 I would think #4............


I picture that the hero with no other thoughts than rescuing a person in need went out on the dangerous high cliff or broken bridge and once he secured the victim he discovered that he was very "HIGH" up over an abyss.

And now comes the fun,the animation of a very shakey,scared even dizzy hero.Maybe he is sooooooo scared that he has his hands cover his eyes. :)

Well anyway's I look forward to your usual excellent art and creation.It will be fun my friend.:thumbsup: :beer:

03 March 2003, 06:14 PM
i agree..#4, for sure..

03 March 2003, 06:22 PM
3- Our hero must cross over the ice to catch the bad guy but he's having

i like this one the best
I think it will be very funny watching him slip about on the ice.

03 March 2003, 12:04 AM
:bounce: Hi Mandrake ...i would definitely like to see NUMBER FIVE please...was i shouting..sorry:p


P.S... ohhh i forgot...NUMBER FIVE :bounce:

03 March 2003, 12:15 AM
none,....or #7 :p

J/K, Hi Mandrake, my dear friend, I'm glad to see you here, it gets really a better CHALLENGE when a talented like you enters. :) now I (everybody) have to work harder & better! :D

03 March 2003, 11:19 PM
Ila has spoken for me also...:bounce:


03 March 2003, 11:22 PM
:) tnx friends

04 April 2003, 08:22 PM
can't wait to animate him :)

I'll try to do both 3, 4, maybe 5 .. have more time this time:)

04 April 2003, 10:43 PM
brrrring it on! :scream:

04 April 2003, 12:11 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I will be waiting !!!:bounce: :wavey:

Stephen Vyas
04 April 2003, 01:50 AM
awesome character!

04 April 2003, 11:44 PM
thats a nice hero Mandrake - can't wait to see him animated :)

04 April 2003, 05:37 PM
here's final anim.. I couldn't do second anim as I planned, not
enough time. I think I will rework the very start of anim making
stronger moving hold on first pose..

divx avi 1.5mb - for windows users (

quicktime mov 1.75mb - for Mac and Win users (

I'm going on 10 day vacation tommorow:p i won't be here so if
server don't work here''s alternate mov:

alternate QT mov (

see you ppl I'm goin take some swimming and rest but I'll go
over to inet caffe to see you:) keep good work..

Edit: link to 320x200 mov just to fit the rules:
low quality 320x200 QT mov (

04 April 2003, 07:22 PM
fantastic Mandrake superb - i like his facial expressions

Michael Chen
04 April 2003, 09:53 PM
Really great character animation is really great. I can't really see anything wrong with it. Great gesture... nice simple and effective story... great timing... great everything! AWESOME!!! :beer:

04 April 2003, 09:57 PM
Nice and simple but funny story. I don't think there is anything wrong or weird in terms of motion. Really good timing, sense of weight, etc. you have in the animation. I am truly impressed! :scream:

04 April 2003, 10:50 PM
you are not only a great artist/modeler, but a great artist/animator, too! :thumbsup:

did u submit the 320x200 QT too, or not?

Stephen Vyas
04 April 2003, 10:59 PM
haha I love it! This is without a doubt a great entry. Congrats Mandrake!

04 April 2003, 11:39 PM
Originally posted by ila_solomon
you are not only a great artist/modeler, but a great artist/animator, too! :thumbsup:

did u submit the 320x200 QT too, or not?

Thanks Ila for warning about rules- i wasn't aware of that(just edited)

04 April 2003, 02:21 AM
S##t dude thats...hummmm... perfection.
One thing tho..wish u would have shared a bit more of the all process with us and not just the final movie..
U got my vote tho.:bounce: :bounce:

04 April 2003, 05:42 AM
Wow, out of nowhere! You obviously have amazing skill! I like Gru would have loved to see more "making of"... fantastic animation though!

04 April 2003, 01:16 PM
I am always impressed by your work Mandrake...this is also a nice surprise for me my friend...Very Good Animation.

How does one compete with that ???? :surprised :bounce:

To be or not be?...that is the question.......--> just me thinking that i have only Monday and tuesday to do the animation of

GREAT WORK your animation :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 03:13 PM
True skills, hats off to you my friend :buttrock:

04 April 2003, 09:38 PM

as i told ya at the work, you did an xellent job. Way to go man.

cheerz Vanja :beer:

p.s. kakva je voda dole?

04 April 2003, 10:32 PM
You took a very difficult road with this animation.Slipping on ice with all the characters limbs flying every which way.But you have conquered it.Very well done in all aspects.Plus one more important factor to me......................"FUNNY"...........Very funny.I applaud your efforts,very well done,and FUNNY. :applause: :thumbsup:

:beer: :beer:

05 May 2003, 01:37 AM
mandrake :beer: from the animation side this is my fav - great work - where can i see some samples of the animation series u did?

05 May 2003, 02:42 AM
Mandrake - Excellent character animation! Good gestures and speedy bursts of movement. The only critique I have for you is that the ending is ... :shrug:

It would have been funnier and had a bigger impact if (for example) the ice gave way while he was trying to run off. A big drop and splash into the icy water followed by an "ice cube bob on the water" would have given it that final punch.

Still, I gave you a 5 because that bit of sliding on the ice is just excellence! Good job :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 05:22 PM
My favorite entry. No doubt. I hope you win because I certainly think your animation is the best.

I wish I had followed this one from the beginning. Next time I will.
I agree with Kirt about the ending, as he says, a bit... :shrug: but I think it works anyway. Maybe the poses at the beginning are too exaggerated for that line, but damn... that's what animation is all about.

I can't wait to see what's next.

05 May 2003, 12:33 AM
wow I just came back from beatifull Adriatic sea and turned on
my computer.. thanks friends for your comments
swag- hey swag thanks.. I will compile some samples from
that anim serie for ya..:)
Rukuwa,chepe297,Stephen Vyas,Fasty,Kid Mesh- thanks guys I'm really glad you
like it:)
ila_solomon - same goes for you my friend
Gru - thanks Gru, yep I know I should've been more involved into
"making of" no excuse fo me sorry, I'll make it up soon (hint hint):D
DimitrisLiatsos- heya Dimitris, always pleasure to see you around,
tnx bud
_ZO_- watching around huh?;) tnx see you tommorow pal -voda `ladna al ne smeta:)
Virtuoso - heya the most dedicated CGTalker;) tnx and hope to see you in some next challenge..
Kirt- tnx lot Kirt, yes it would be funnier ending you're suggesting,
but I was so eager to just animate so .. well you know what i mean.. but yes I see it would be more completed that way
Frinsklen- gracias lot man, its pleasure to hear good comments from you

still downloading other entries but from what I've seen so far some really good work going on this time around..

05 May 2003, 12:46 AM
No prob. dude, will expect you on the next challenge and hopefuly we all can learn something from yo great skills.


05 May 2003, 11:39 PM
I really liked your animation. There's a few things that could be tweaked a little but it's pretty solid. Excellent work. I'll be watching your next entry.

06 June 2003, 08:01 AM

You did it again my friend... does any type of CG skill exist that you are not good on?! :D :beer: :applause: :thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 06:05 PM
:wavey: Ila has spoken again for me too!!!. You have my deepest admiration as an artist. Cogratulations Mandrake :bounce:

06 June 2003, 07:09 PM
[...] as I had foreseen.... :D!
Congratulations. Just keep animating. :airguitar

ps: is there a website coming soon? tell me there is...

06 June 2003, 01:23 AM
:buttrock: thx friends!

Ila.. yes, i can't draw like you :cry: would tou teach me please:deal:

Dimitris tnx bud.. I still can't see your name into new round of
challenges.. are you ill or what? ;)

hey Frinsklen "my prophet":D .. the site will come.. hm.. if you says so..:D

see you around..

06 June 2003, 09:57 AM
:bounce: :bounce: yup i am in !!! the classic challenge:wip:
I hope i will see u there too...:bounce: :beer: ...and Ila

06 June 2003, 10:55 AM
I won't join any challenge that Wanja is in! :D

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