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06 June 2003, 05:44 AM
Righto! Count me tentativly as "in". Details to come!

06 June 2003, 10:39 AM
Good Luck.

06 June 2003, 02:43 PM
Right well here are some ideas...

1. Theseus vs Minotaur: Can't do it because of the rules :( Maybe I could have an anonymous minotaur fighting an anonymous minotaur?

2. Funny Spazzy Robot Vs Something else: I don't know, I just quickly modelled a funny looking box robot and thought it would be cool to animate. Any ideas on who he could fight?

Tired now, more ideas tomorrow :D

06 June 2003, 03:03 PM
Hey fasty :cool:

Im a low key fan of your cell shade work...hope you do something in that area.

As for ideas how about this one.

Make your robot look like a television (almost does) and have him either fight a T.V. Repairmen or a Leathal Remote control.

Sort of a Toy Story parody if you get where Im coming from. But what ever you decide good luck and glad to see you jumping in the fray.

06 June 2003, 03:59 PM
I'm a huge fan of old-school versus new-school. Here is an idea - why not make your old-style robot fight a more modern, ergonomic, sleek, futuristic robot. I think that could be comical, and you could make them fight over something like a "Hall of Robot Fame" award, which robot is used by someone, or simply over a new CPU chip. Just some ideas...

06 June 2003, 04:58 AM
Hey Kid Mesh, I was toying with the idea of doing something celshaded, but I'm not sure. The novelty has kind of warn off for me lately, but if it fits the idea then I'll most definately try to reignite the spark!
Nice idea, Littlebrother, I was having similar ones myself. A friend suggested pitting an orc against a robot, which got me thinking about fantasy vs sci-fi.
I have a dragon model I'm working on that I'd like to finish and create a test animation for, but I can't think of anything interesting to pit against it, other than a typical warrior. That could be fun though!

Other than that, here are some more ideas:

A 2D cartoon fighting a clay model, each using their different characteristics to outwit the opposition. In the end a 3D CG character comes in and beats them both :p

Just a cool kungfu showdown...

Drat I thought I had more ideas than that. Anyway, I'd better get back to work!

06 June 2003, 11:08 AM
Well whatever you decide my friend I know it will be sweet!

06 June 2003, 03:05 AM
Ok I'm jumping in the deep end. I'm going to try for the dragon vs the warrior, a full blown 20 second animated battle in a month :cry:

I'm reworking my dragon to make him pose better. (
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06 June 2003, 03:36 AM

Yan Loong Wong
06 June 2003, 04:00 AM
looks like u're about to dive into a huge project with warrior and dragon. good luck!!;)

06 June 2003, 11:34 AM
I'm definately getting faster at modelling and rigging. This knight took about 3 hours from go to woah. He's not too detailed, but probably will only be viewed from long to medium range. (
Click to enlarge!

We're knights of the round table, we dance whenever we're able!

Wigaru Wiyamoto
06 June 2003, 05:52 PM
Wow, looks ambitious! Good luck. :thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 01:26 PM
All I can say is that you have 20 seconds, storyboard it out wisely; good luck to you, and I'm watching this post.

06 June 2003, 09:11 AM
I've finished rigging the dragon. I'm in the process of doing some test animations which I'll post when done. (
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EDIT: Oops, I accidentally posted under my girlfriends username. This is Fasty.

06 June 2003, 01:52 PM
My girlfriend, Bonnie, made me a background to stage the battle in. Pretty cool, huh? I'll definately lighten it up for the final animation so you can see what's going on. Now to start storyboarding.

06 June 2003, 05:01 AM
love the dragon fighting the knight idea:beer:

me think me know you from LWoz?:wavey:
that " new "dragon model is excellent :cool: :beer:

us aussie's should take over the world and this is where we should start :buttrock:

looking forward to seeing more :drool:

07 July 2003, 03:21 PM
Talk about leaving things till the last minute!! I've started animating the knight as he enters the scene. These is the first pass, and all the keys are set to linear at the moment.

470KB Divx AVI (

07 July 2003, 09:53 AM
hey man.. very cool render :)

your main poses look good as well...

the only thing really for me to say is maybe on that walk
move his hips up and down a bit more to get rid of some of the floaty feel...
and maybe sharpen the timing between the main poses... but like you said they are all linear at the moment...

good job!
Keep at it!

07 July 2003, 10:36 AM
i like the render =)
would look cool if you had some lines as if it was on a book or writing pad even abit of film noise would be extra cool =)

nearly 2 days to go untill deadline
time to hit the panic button :wip:

07 July 2003, 10:45 AM
haha! Can't talk... animating!! :wip:

07 July 2003, 05:12 PM
Well it looks like the deadline is going to beat me, so I'll post what I have.

700KB Sorenson Quicktime (

I plan to keep working on it until it's complete so watch this space :)

07 July 2003, 04:11 AM
what else is they to do ?
just get the dragon to bite the guys head off and your done :buttrock:

looks cool Fasty:cool:

07 July 2003, 02:06 PM
Haha, thanks T4D I'm actually planning on burning him to a crisp though ;)

I thought I'd finished but I was wrong. Here is an update!

370KB Quicktime (

I realised I'm going to have to re-rig the dragon for when he rises up. Thankfully there's a cut there :thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 02:47 PM
come on man deadline very near !!:wip:

07 July 2003, 07:36 AM
Oh well that looks to be my final submission for the challenge. Thanks for your help people. Good luck to all!

08 August 2003, 12:19 PM
Well like I said I've continued to work on this animation and here's an update. It's still got a fair way to go but I'd love to hear any critisisms so far :)

400KB Quicktime (

08 August 2003, 12:53 PM
looks cool :applause:

only thing i can say is it's abit dark hard to see what the knight is doing maybe add jus alittle fill light
also maybe add a cut shot / close up shot of the knight

love the cave and all the movement :thumbsup:

08 August 2003, 08:22 AM
Thanks, T4D :)

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08 August 2003, 12:51 AM
=) looks awesome - but i dont think the knight stands much of a chance its abit like a mouse challenging a cat =)

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