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08 August 2007, 06:16 PM
This is the film I did for my final MA project. It's a short 3D animation about a robot who strolls along something life-altering...

You can watch it here (Stage 6). ( Hope you like it and all comments welcome!

08 August 2007, 06:23 PM
Really liked your environments and texture work :D

08 August 2007, 12:45 AM
Wow, really nice detail! It rendered out beautifully.

The only thing that I think you could improve on, was the motion of the robot. Perhaps add in a little bit of swaying, little bit of overshooting his motion and slight corrections. Basically think of a uni-cyclist and how they move. Of course the robot can be better, but it will still have slightly incorrect movements that needs correction.

08 August 2007, 12:39 PM
Visually this is great; the models and textures look good, but the animation is lacking. Try to implement moving holds into your animation rather than just leaving things completely still - the second something stops moving completely in animation, it dies. Also, as Grant said, if the robot actually moved more like a unicyclist, the wheel would constantly be moving, with the robot's body rocking on top of it, simply in order to stay upright.

Also, I didn't really understand the story.

08 August 2007, 03:38 PM
well done, i think considering how long you've actually been doing 3d you deserve a pat on the back,

the environments are lovely, you've really got the hang of texturing :)

08 August 2007, 08:17 PM
Yeah I see what mean about the animation of the robot...I'm still trying to get the hang of animating :)

Thanks for the comments though guys!

08 August 2007, 08:26 PM
Visually this looks awesome! Nice details, and lighting.
I would just reiterate the commments about moving holds and the unicycle effect (i.e. compensating for the robot's shifting weight). The hands should have some movement as the bot moves as well.
Very cool stuff.

09 September 2007, 10:36 PM
Good to see this here Charis, the colour design really makes this piece work. I'm interested to see what you get up to next!

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