View Full Version : Animation: Full Video of the great Chinese traditional style work<Ode to Summer>

07 July 2003, 07:31 AM
Click here to download(49M) ( (Divx5.0 required)

Here is a snapshot:

As a friend and fans of Facial, I downloaded and now put on the great work of him and his crew. I don't know if foreigners would be touched by their work, but when I first saw it, I was shocked, like seeing the Chinese painting hanging on my living room's wall for years begin to move. I think every Chinese will be touched cause this style is so similiar and sweet after being flooded by too many <Matrix> and <Lord of The Ring> like style.

BTW, this work has been accepted by SIGGRAPH 2003 ANIMATION THEATER, enjoy it :rolleyes:

No matter what u think of it, give him some praise or comment here: Facial (

07 July 2003, 07:59 AM
WOW! I'm really impressed, I love chinese painting. And to see them moving, it's like a new experience. Congratulation for the Siggraph, you deserve it man!

PS: one point not really important but i must speak about it, it's the mixing of the voice, the quality of the sound could be better.

PS2: still sorry for my english...

Bang sanghyun
07 July 2003, 09:10 AM
wow !!!
it very impressive work ron ^^

congratulation. election of sighraph

07 July 2003, 09:56 AM

i want all my fingers to be :thumbsup:
but i have noly ten

nice work

its a mark of Chinese CG!!

07 July 2003, 10:58 AM
It's very good.RON.Our hero!

07 July 2003, 11:39 AM
WoW~~~~~great work!!I love it!!!!:eek:

07 July 2003, 10:25 AM
sorry my NW admin has blocked Downloading.. i wish to c this animation.. any how i'll request the admin to allow me to download.. :)

07 July 2003, 12:07 PM
Loveeeee it~great job, excellence work:eek:

07 July 2003, 12:17 PM
fabulous! needs stars:thumbsup: :applause:

07 July 2003, 07:06 PM
Envy the inside
is very good work
have chinese Special features
wait for it in Siggraph2003:beer:

07 July 2003, 07:32 PM
i can't donwload it.....
please check it out ... ok ? :)

07 July 2003, 08:11 PM

07 July 2003, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by anonymous
me too

07 July 2003, 11:03 PM
I downloaded like 19MB before, and then it suddenly stopped :surprised

07 July 2003, 12:30 AM
seems to be down
sorry (for me)

07 July 2003, 08:14 AM
Sorry to all for the link damaged, now fixed, enjoy it!

07 July 2003, 09:43 AM
Very beautiful work. Those lines!

I do feel that the first moment when the dragonfly flies into the picture could be handled better. THe concept is fantastic : the dragonfly flies up to what seems to be a 2d image, then the camera pans slightly and the dragonfly flies into the scene.
Just think the camera and timing could be optimized to bring that across better.

At this point, though ; who cares. I just let it play again and again!

07 July 2003, 04:47 PM
the link is still broken:shrug:

07 July 2003, 08:33 AM
Beautiful, the only criticism would be the lip synch takes a little out of an otherwise perfect short. Wonderfull and "the making of" at the end


07 July 2003, 04:52 PM
very nice animation!

the fish are very nice and the the carp skin works perfectly with this style.

I also like the way there is a difference in softness, some parts are very strong and have alot of contrast, while others are soft and gentle to the eye!

the spoken language is quite slow, but I guess thats part of the style and the idea. it fits the animation good.

the way the camera moves is not disturbing me at all, and gives a nice flow through the painting.

love to see the highres version.


07 July 2003, 02:31 AM
such an incredibly beautiful piece. i have watched it several times.

i love the coloration and tones of the work, especially the contrast between what is perceived as 2d and then then moving into the 3d space of the painted world. the mood of the dragonfly and fish sequences are really magical and the compositional framing is beautiful-- just like the chinese paintings it references.

i guess the camera move is a matter of taste-- but i felt that when the pov is from over the shoulder of the woman and then it rotates and moves in front of her it moves too fast for the pacing of the piece and doesn't seem to ease into its stop. then it almost immediately moves forward again. this seems to bring me out of that tranquil dreamlike merging of the 2d/3d space a little because for me the charm of the piece is the elegant juxtaposition of the 2d planar space typical of chinese painting and the introduction of 3d space. i think the other camera moves work well in this respect. i really like the pan out at the end.

great concept and beautifully executed. congratulations on acceptance to siggraph.

07 July 2003, 03:44 AM
Cool work!!Chinese traditional style work<Ode to Summer>!!
All of Chinese well to take pride in this nice work, included me,
Cool work!! my friendes,Facial&BDN:applause: :beer:

Well see more about this in Siggraph 2003 - San Diego :thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 07:19 AM
saw in ChinaDV before. GREAT WORK!:applause:

07 July 2003, 08:52 AM
very nice
great work!

07 July 2003, 10:53 AM
Prefect, just like a feature film, haha...:thumbsup:
Anyway, i was wonder whose sound is it? :eek:

07 July 2003, 11:13 AM
very nice piece of work. My mom's gonna like this, she a chinese painter artist. mind having a short brief how you did this fine piece? One comment though.. the voice of the girl sounds a bit wierd.. no harm, .. maybe some girl in a heavier mandarin eccent will be better.:applause:

07 July 2003, 11:51 AM
Thats neat, it looks great when the wind starts blowing the flower at the start. Then when the camera movies it looks even better.

I like!!


07 July 2003, 01:47 PM
........................i can't download the file!!!!!!<very disappointed>>

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