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02 February 2008, 01:46 PM
Hi, there!!

I will post my updates from the shortmovie of my character Kerry!!
Kerry is a cartoon girl!! I doing a movie based on the final dance scene from Flashdance movie!!
Kerry will dance the final sequence with two costumes!!
One costume is based on the classic club dance, and another costume is based on the final dance scene!!

I working in a lot of scenes to do a preview of the movie!!
But i have a old preview that i posting here!! It's have some wrong scenes, but it was correct!! ^^ (

Black Costume - This costume was based on the black costume from original movie final dance scene!!
On the original movie, the costume is a black colant that cover all parts of torso but not the shoulders!!
On the Kerry's costume i let de belly uncover and the shoulders covered!!
On the panties back part the costme is a few more sized, but a few more tight too!!
The bracelets are a few more sized than bracelets of the original movie costume!!
On the legs, the actress use just the polains and dance shoes!!
On the Kerry i use the same combination adding the transparent stockings!!
I use the addictional stockings to keept a amount of costume covering the Kerry's body,
because the costumes of Kerry are a little smaller and tight than original Flashdance costumes!!

Red Costume - This costume was based on the classic club dance scene!!
I see the music video of J-lo (I'm Glad), and use the J-lo costume like inspiration too!!
On the torso, this costume cover the belly, but show the shoulders and have a few more low-necked part!!
On the panties part, i reduct the costume size and did a "fio-dental" style, very usual in Brasil!!
I don't like the over sized panties because it decrease the beautty of female body in my opinion!!
On the arms i change the bracelets and put it more sized and de same transparent material of the stockings!!
On the legs i keept the costume just changing the colors!!
The red costume is a few more sexy than black costume!! But i guess that costume so pretty too!!

This is the Character dressing the two dance costumes in back and front images!!

02 February 2008, 01:07 PM
Hi there!!

These are some frame sequences of my animation for this shortmovie!!
I hope that you like it!! ^^


02 February 2008, 02:13 PM
Hi, there!!

I posting more three frame sequences!!
In this meanwhile in modeling a new CD box to show in some close ups!!
Kerry will put the CD on the CD room!!


02 February 2008, 01:30 PM
Hi, there!! The users of Spinquad forum ask for Kerry wallpapers and how do i promissed, these are some Kerry wallpapers with 1600x1200 pixels on the Dance Room!!
On the future, maybe i do some wallpapers in another places of college and Kerry's house!!

In this time, i working on the CD texture, but I still have some problems with the anisotropic effect of CD surface!!
Somebody can help me!? I want do this surface without Nodes because Kerry project is rendered on the LW 8.5!!

03 March 2008, 07:15 PM
Some more frame sequences!!

03 March 2008, 07:16 PM
The next news wil be the last before preview in video!!

03 March 2008, 07:18 PM
Some more frame sequences!! The last ones before the animation preview!! ^^

03 March 2008, 07:23 PM
These are the video preview for frame sequences!!
Now, I will work to make this girl dance!! ^^ ( (

05 May 2008, 04:03 PM
Sorry by delay!!
I working on the dance sequences and was finish three simples camera angles!!

The dance moves are a little hard to do!! ^^

05 May 2008, 08:32 PM
Hi there!!
I did a spin motion on the dance room!!
One more simple scene to add on the shortmovie!!
Three more camera angles!!

06 June 2008, 07:56 PM
Hi, there!!

I've was stopped in the works of my movie fixing a little thing that is very important!!
The original movie was have 24fps and the Kerry's movie will have 30fps, so the animations of Kerry dancing are being a few more faster than normal!!
This problem has been fixed and now, I modeling the external area of College to external scenes of the movie!!
The dance animations was remade, fixing the Camera Aspect and the Frame Rate!!
I reposting the animated Gif in a more soft animation speed and Camera Aspect fixed!!
I working on the new renderings, now in HDTV 1080p and I will post something to be viewed soon!!


06 June 2008, 02:29 PM
Hi, There!!

I working on the dance animations and in this meanwhile my computers are rendering the already fixed scenes in HDTV full resolution at 1920x1080p!!
These images are geting about 1.5 minutes by frame on the Lightwave Rendering Engine and the most hard scenes are geting about 10minutes by frame!!
I guess that is a good rendering time because the high resolution!!

This is the first HDfull image posted!!

07 July 2008, 12:42 AM
One more frame in full HD highres!!
I will post some more images from another scenes when it is ready!!

07 July 2008, 03:32 AM
nice work man!

07 July 2008, 05:07 AM
goku112 - Hi!! Thx for like of my project!! ^^

Hi There!!
There are two new FullHD images!! Sorry by delay, but I just post when all the frame sequence is rendered!!
And I was doing the background cuts to speed up the rendering process!!
When more sequences are finished I will post here!!

07 July 2008, 07:04 AM
are you using a render farm?

07 July 2008, 12:51 PM
Oh, no, no!!
I not using render farm!! I do the Kerry scenes details and Backgrounds to faster rendering in just one machine!!
The HDTV renderings take about 5 to 10 minutes per frame!!
Some scenes take just 40 seconds per frame in D1 NTSC resolution!!

07 July 2008, 01:36 PM
Sorry by delay, but the projet was not stopped!!
I achieve a little time on my office job and finish a new scene in HDTV!!
I posting a frame and a screenshot with several Kerry poses in detail on the scene!!

The lightning is not volumetric!! It's a mix of bones, polygons, gradients, glow and expressions!!

07 July 2008, 04:22 PM
you should make a tutorial describing what you do to decrease those rendering times so significantly.

09 September 2008, 04:38 AM
Hi There!!
While I work in my office in another projects I ever let the Lightwave rendering in another minimized window, doing several tests to adjust a simple problem with Kerry's SSS!!
It's a extra shinny effect that appear when Kerry was saw with back lights!!
Even the mouth looks over bright and some nooze details too!!
Thank You Mauro Corveloni by your great support for my project!!
The new adjust affect just the two scenes when Kerry was viewed with back lights!!

These are the screens showing the shinny effect and the correction!!
I did a little light adjust and reduce the blurring on the background too!!

10 October 2008, 11:48 PM
Ok, I'm back again!! ^^
The project is continuing and in this week I achieve to finish the first dance animation sequence!!
I posting two images showing lots of numbered frames!!
In this first scene, was animated 780 frames with many hard moments!! Sometimes was necessary to do manual keyframing because the high velocity of some motions!!
Thats a very good test for the Kerry's rigg, because the lots of complexes sequential rotations around the Kerry's axis!!
In this scene, Kerry receive the first upgrade for cloth dynamics from hair, because the hard motions and colisions!!
But the dynamics system of Lightwave are working so fine and all the 780 frames was calculed in just about 30 minutes!! ^^
In this time, I working on the next dance sequence and rendering this actual sequence in a Full HD resolution!!
On the movie, some motions of Kerry while dancing will be a little different from original Flashdance movie!!
It because Kerry is not a professional dancer and is just playing some funny moments on the College Dance Room!!
When the HDTV sequence was rendered, I will post some frames in HD!!

11 November 2008, 06:07 PM
Hey those look great but it would be easier to make suggestions if you posted animations instead of tons of stills, i mean showing us stills every 20-50 frames is pretty useless, thats almost 1-2 seconds of time, and we can't see what else is going on during that time. pluss it would take less screen real este when reading your posts. :)

11 November 2008, 07:00 PM
Devlll - Hi!! I doing more scenes before to do a animated preview!!
The long distance between some frames is because some motions are so slow!!
I will do a AVI file to post with more scenes, because a so tiny sequence make no sense to post!!
I need more animations to achieve a good sequence!!
When I finish it, will post here!!
Thanks for comment!! ^^

11 November 2008, 12:20 PM
I posting some frames from the posted dance scene in Full HD Resolution!! It takes a lot of time and I will render a little piece of this scene again to fix a little problem!! Just about 10 frames to render again!!
I posting three images, one with Kerry stretching on the floor, one with her stand up and another when she is rolling on the floor!!
The new dance sequence is rendering and when it was finished, I will post here!!

C ya!!

06 June 2009, 08:48 PM
Thats the rapidshare link for the dance sequence!!
I doing more scenes!! (

Thats the link for youtube video!!

06 June 2010, 08:31 PM
Hey Man, be honest with yourself:

Do you really like this s**t??
Do you really think that's good??
All of it's a crap! The model, animation, , shaders, lighting, rendering...
You'll need to study a lot to do something median, man!

06 June 2010, 09:24 PM
johnandrews - OK, to be honest with you too!!
mmmm, Yes I really like it!! ^^
And Yes I really think that is good!! ^^
And Yes I will need study a lots to do something better!!
But I ever studing!! XD
And ever learning!!
"All of it's a crap! The model, animation, , shaders, lighting, rendering..."
Really!! _ Its bad!!
Oh, and take a look on the final movie on you tube!! ^^
I saw your work with the forest creatures and I think it very nice too!! ^^
Great style!! =D
Take the links and enjoy!!

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