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12 December 2009, 01:35 PM

Hi all,

We'd like to post the online release of our in-house produced animated short: The Dark.
It was created over the course of 3 months, besides our normal paying jobs/projects, we had great fun making it. For animation we used 3dsMax and CAT and a small team of us, 3d people, working on and off on the job. It was a satisfying project and a great opportunity to try to leverage our productions, we learned a lot!

So hope you’ll like watching it!

The Dark (HD)

The NMTrix team,

12 December 2009, 01:59 PM
Quality stuff nice movement and good humor.

12 December 2009, 03:01 PM
I really enjoyed that. Thanks.

12 December 2009, 06:13 PM
took a little long to tell the story, but the technical aspects were done well, liked the animation approach.

12 December 2009, 08:25 AM
hehehe very funny & nice animation good work go head

good luck 4 ever :applause:

12 December 2009, 09:31 AM
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the positive feedback, appreciate it!

@Jeremy: Good story/timing is maybe the most difficult thing to do, but we're learning ;)



12 December 2009, 12:36 PM
Congrats to all crew. I love the animation, character style and render. Pls say hi to Gurkan ;)

12 December 2009, 04:37 PM
Haha, I enjoyed this. Thanks.
Everything looked good, you can get away with a lot of things because it is stylized. I liked the style.
Yea it may have taken awhile to get to the story, but that's the build up that I like in animated short films....The afraid 'emotional state' that the kid was at..kept me interested to watch it till the end. Good job team!

12 December 2009, 06:29 PM
@pixi-ugur: Gurkan was said hi too ;)

@Dan: Since it was our first animated short we wanted to focus on certain things and leave other things out, so the focus was on story and animation, and surely things can be said on both, but it proved to be a good choice for us, and we're really excited so many people enjoy it!


12 December 2009, 06:46 PM
great job guys. How was it working with CAT? I've worked with it some. Would you use it again or look to creating your own rig?

Lighting was great, did you use Mental Ray or Vray to render your shots?

Nice work!

12 December 2009, 07:20 PM
really good, i like it.

12 December 2009, 11:16 PM
That was really, really entertaining... Well done!!!

12 December 2009, 02:47 AM
Man, it scared me! Great!

12 December 2009, 01:40 PM
We are getting lots of great response, thank you all, it's a nice way to end the year ;)

@CinematicFusion : CAT worked okay for most parts, it has some problems with solving the IK and twists. But our animator used it before and there's some nice concepts in CAT, like storing animations and poses and some other stuff too. Admittedly CAT could use some real TLC, but we are using it in other productions as well. With some fixes for the flaws.


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