View Full Version : Animation Challenge: New Years : Kari Webb

01 January 2010, 03:10 PM
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Just in Blocking right now for January's Challenge.
Critiques welcomed

01 January 2010, 04:42 PM
I can't wait to see the second stage. The dancing looks like it could be pretty funny.
The ball suddenly zooming startled me a bit. :bounce:

01 January 2010, 09:18 PM
Thanks. I will be adding more in between blocking in or what not here soon.

01 January 2010, 11:12 PM

I think that the comedy shine through. I love everything that you have done, I only have two comments:

1. Where does the poll go?
2. Just slow down the movements a little bit in the dance section.
3. Consider adding in poll dancing.

01 January 2010, 07:04 PM
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Some more added and fixing up and cleaning the animation.
Critiques are welcomed!

01 January 2010, 04:05 AM
Hey Kari,

Are you going to have any background scenery at all? and have you thought about maybe some confetti or something coming out of the ball when it opens?

Looks really good so far :)

01 January 2010, 03:18 PM
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Different camera moves and edited the movement a bit more.

01 January 2010, 11:42 PM
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Rendered. I noticed the confetti is a bit much. Will tone it down.

01 January 2010, 02:37 PM
The idea is looking good. I really think you can push your animation more before you start rendering, though. I would really concentrate on the dace at the end. It still looks very pose to pose. The timing looks good but adding overlapping motion on his legs, where they rise and fall at different keys from one another would be a big improvement.

Also, I think you can be more dynamic with your camera motion. Zoom in closer, tilt the camera to look up at the character, add in some randomness to make it more like a crane shot. Anything you can do to really push the humor with staging is an easy way to add refinement to the animation.

Keep up the good work. I'm anxious to see what you can do with it.

01 January 2010, 02:55 PM
Thanks. I will definitely try out your advice!. Thanks very much!

01 January 2010, 08:20 PM

I fixed the camera moves and made the countdown a little shorter.
Redid some of package man's footing as well.
Critiques are welcomed!

01 January 2010, 08:24 PM
That looks like a big improvement. I would add in a dramatic pause ad the ball opens to reveal him. You had some particles in there before that you could have explode as he poses.

I think you can pull in the ending and make it quicker, having him end in a more dramatic pose.

Keep up the good work!

01 January 2010, 12:44 PM
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Almost finished. But any advice can help =]

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