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06 June 2003, 11:56 AM
Hi people..!

Long time bussy but this is what i was waiting for..
Good Luck to all

06 June 2003, 07:41 PM
Put your questions under thread named "Challenge issues resolved here". You will get your answer there.


06 June 2003, 11:35 PM
Ok my idea is to create animation and the models is not so important for me.
So i decide to create mechanical like characters.

I'm doing this in the different way that's moust because i'm don't want to spend too much time on doing beautifull concepts . Ofcourse I'll create some storyboard but in the same time i'm creating the Boss.

I'm just putting this pictures to show progress :)
Next time there will be storyboard...

Maybe i'm missing the point of this challenge but ... it's not important :) doing this just to proof my skills...

Good luck again to everyone...

.. testing way to bone character with the moves I want....

06 June 2003, 07:06 PM
and so on... wip...

this will be MEGA :) MEGA BOSS hehe...

06 June 2003, 11:14 PM
Very wicked looking! :thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 12:07 AM
WOW... that is starting to look really cool!

Nice job so far

06 June 2003, 05:10 PM
and so on..
... like I told before , the model is not the important think for me .
Just doing this to make my imagination grown..

Story is done but right now my skaner is down so i'll put storyboards later ...

06 June 2003, 07:43 PM
and this probably will be the final character of M1

06 June 2003, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by Argail
Ok my idea is to create animation and the models is not so important for me.
So i decide to create mechanical like characters.

Gosh dude I wonder if the models were important... it is pretty amusing! :eek:

06 June 2003, 05:22 PM

1 . Hero running , camera fallows him
2. character is entering some big room , camera from the top
3. camera closeup and moving from back to front of character
4. finish of camera form 4 , from the underground big hand is crusshing the surface
5. camera side view , M1(boss) is going out of the hole he made and splashes the character.
6. view from eyes of M1 (boss) moving up - standing,
Hero is not moving , the hit is very masive and hard.
7. Hero is trying to push M1 hand and have place to open the whit weapon from his hand
8. Quick turn and hit the hand of M1(boss) , M1 getting confused because of demaged hand , cheacking the hand
9. Hero jumps on the legs while confuse of the M1
10. Quick jump of the hero , camera under the M1 legs.

06 June 2003, 05:27 PM

11. Hero jumps on the M1 , camera side
12. Character is charging all his power , camera side closeup
13. and crashes M1 head in to pieces
14. Hero is jumping out from the M1 , M1 is falling back dead , camera from the top (slomotion :) )
15.16 Hero is on the ground

17 ... hero is turnig the power on his chest from HI to LOW and we can see the powers are getting smaller..
THE END ... :)

Lot of details gonna change , but now I can see that 20 sec could be the problem for this story , but I think I can make it...

06 June 2003, 05:49 PM
oh and the idea of whole fighting..

It will be a kind of game ,or more test for the new model of M1 named M2 who has a special powers or M2 is an upgrade , that we will find out at the end swiching his HI level to LOW.. :)
I want to play with animation where the small object influence the big one and have this look realistic...
Also it's a more animation then a story of powerfull moves and hits to try animate very big powers in a fight.

06 June 2003, 06:10 PM
Very nice, I dig it, also love the storyboard. Keep it coming! Hope it fits in the time allotted


06 June 2003, 06:18 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

great character man , looking forward to see your animation

06 June 2003, 07:41 PM
thx... i know it's nothink special , very simple story but I'm moustly like to animate and doing this like animation studdy...

Especialy likes animte and simulate some dynamic motion of the character ...

hope to finish materials soon and start doing this what I like ... animate..

Good working to all

06 June 2003, 01:20 AM
Hi Argail,
the char is great, simple but with personality (if robots do have one:)) enyway the storyboard looks nice as well so ill keep an eye on your progress.
Take care and good luck.
:beer: :thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 01:24 AM
Hi again :beer:
....wrruhrummnntranslejting....nnie zauwazylem kolegi z kraju witam serdecznie i jescze raz gratuluje udanego startu w wyscigach. Pozdrawiam i do sczesliwego finalu z mnostwem fajerwrkow.
Kamil:beer: :applause:

06 June 2003, 05:19 PM
Finaly I finished model and whole bones...

06 June 2003, 05:50 PM
Fantastic model:applause: :applause:

06 June 2003, 06:42 PM
this looks so good I just had to subscribe to it!


06 June 2003, 06:59 PM
this is first test of animationg the M1 model
there is lot of mestakes (like to easy left hand )
but gives the character...

its MPG about 500 kb..

looking to my story I didn't think tha standing up is impossible with hand on the ground :) so I have to change story a little..

thanks for reply

06 June 2003, 11:20 PM
Very nice looking character and the animation is looking really cool!:eek: And i was wondering what kind of environement are they going to be in? From the animation it almost looks like a virtual reality training program or something... I cant wait to see more.:thumbsup: keep it up!

06 June 2003, 01:36 AM
Impressive first run m8 ;) loving this bot, can't wait to see if you pull this off, and if you do :eek:


06 June 2003, 03:47 PM

lidragon i can't wait too :)

also i want to tell that face design of m1 and the m2 design are done by my friend Kwas (very good in drawing)...

06 June 2003, 06:59 PM

06 June 2003, 03:15 PM

need to make M2 looks better then M1
I'll also change little the textures for M1 but if I'll have time..

the idea of this short was based on the robot animation I have done long time ago , it was a test of animating breakdance

I have mpg here

about 800 kb...

06 June 2003, 04:14 PM

so fare is 3394 faces...

this week is animation week :)

06 June 2003, 05:18 PM
Looks like it can give the Terminator a run for its money, very nice!

06 June 2003, 08:20 PM
after the break ......

First shot of animation....

300 kb

it's tight with real time and with movie time :)

06 June 2003, 01:41 PM
There are lot of wrong camera sets but first I need to complet whole animation and camera will be reset later..
Also animation is first run and I'll corect this at the end of time . Enviroment will be done later too..

here is side view :

fast isn't it ? :)

06 June 2003, 02:10 PM
It's looking very good, the only thing which bugs me is when he prepares for his final jump it looks like he loses all his momentum. Maybe you could rock his body forward as he's crouching?

06 June 2003, 04:42 PM
I agree with Kricket, I think his run is great but that is a big jump and it looks like his hands and legs would build up a lot more in preparation before making it. Maybe if you made him duck a bit and raise his arms before that jump. Looks good though.:thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 05:26 PM

I agree to but first I have to complet whole animation ,then fixing bugs because of time . Time is short , haw far U are with animation ? :)

06 June 2003, 05:52 PM
Not as far as you...lets leave it at that!!!:annoyed:
Still...3ish weeks to go!:D

07 July 2003, 09:29 PM
I have changed little :) scenario . The scene 7 and 8 is too long for this 20 secound movie...
This is still not right offline , U can say that's just the material to mont ...

and the movie clip mpg 1,5 MB

... and ofcourse the background and other stuff is jus template .. but i'll remake those if there will be time...

07 July 2003, 10:07 PM
Hello Argail, it's looking very good so far, just a few things that might make it look even better.

First of all I think that after he have jumped and run to his position he should stop a bit softer, maybe make him slide a little at the end..because right now it almost looks like he smash into a wall ;) heh, well not really...but some sliding there would be nice to see.

Also when that big fellah is smashing down his fist on the dude, I would like to see some more power in the hit, maybe just a little bit faster, not sure about this one tho...

And for last thing, when he grabs him and throws him into the wall some more power could be given here too. Maybe take his arm a bit more behind him and swing him into the wall.

2 my cents

Good luck! Keep it up :)

07 July 2003, 10:18 PM
Holly cow! thats a lot of work you have there Argail, well done

just a couple of things to add to Veqtue's points, perhaps the camera could start panning a few frames later after the first fall of the little robot, its keeping him out of frame for a while. the drebris after the bad guy comes from under the floor dont seem to have enough weight, specially the one that hits his head, is feeling a bit too light.

great stuff dude! :thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 11:18 PM
thanx for comment :)

but first I have to finish whole animation , cameras , shots , enviroment and everythink but the M1 and M2 I'll do at the end...
There are many wrong character moves ........

thanx anyway......

07 July 2003, 09:15 AM

I am loving your work here Argail. Great models and a really simple environment. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Not going to criticise as points have already been made and you are obviously aware of them. Nice.:applause:

07 July 2003, 10:45 AM
Wow! That's a huge guy! That's not FAIR! ;) But looks great anyway.

I just have trouble playing the movie with 24/30 fps. The divx is lagging and my computer is not the slowest one.

Is it possible that I need to update the divx codec or what?

07 July 2003, 12:57 PM
yo Argail, things are looking sweet thus far.
Couple of things, it'd be pretty cool if you had the camera behind the shoulder like on your earlier test.

It would be pretty cool to have the little robot kaking his pants and really struggling when he gets pinned.

Keep up the good work my friend!


07 July 2003, 01:42 PM
thanks again to everyone...

all I can say that i promise to fix all thinks , i just wan to concentrate on having this animation 20 sec not more , and in this case it's gonna be hard.... now I have 300 frames :( ehh..

07 July 2003, 01:22 AM
here is offline v 0.01 :)
now it's 19 sec so first shots gonna be out :(
there just left some shots of final m2 killing hit and that gonna be all....
then fixes , enviroment final rendering .... uhhh

preview :

about 3.5 MB

07 July 2003, 10:27 AM
You could make the gap between the little guy getting up and him jumping onto the big guy shorter in my opinion. Thereis about 4 seconds there where not an awful lot is happening (that I can see?!) that you could use for more action. Just a thought.

07 July 2003, 02:21 AM

Ok. that's finish for this challenge , had to cut scenes very much to fit in 20 sec
I'll work it up after challeng and add some sound...

7 MB Mov Sorenson 3 360x288 40% quality

3 MB Mpg

GOOD LUCK for ALL !!!!

07 July 2003, 02:35 AM
Very very nice! =)

07 July 2003, 04:30 AM
now that's a cool animation:buttrock:
love it completely most excellent work :applause:

love to see the big guy hit the deck with a good view of the damage but 20 second is 20 second you used it well:beer:

07 July 2003, 10:27 PM

beautiful work! best contribution i think.
kind regards,

07 July 2003, 03:08 PM
Thanks to everyone ...
after challenge i'll put my animation with sound...

good luck all

07 July 2003, 02:53 AM

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