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03-22-2010, 09:32 PM
Mega Robot Smelly Finger


Here is another inhouse production between projects mostly for fun but also because we wanted to do something with the Mega Robot in HD.

So this time it´s a spoof on an internet classic.

I wanted to try a more cinematic look this time. The previous versions have had a more documentary look to them but now it´s all HD and heavily graded:)

Hope you like it. Please comment on anything you find annoying!

Kaktus Film Team:

Andreas Wicklund - Direction, Shading, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing
Jan Johansson - Character Animation and Rigging
Dan Lindquist - Character Modeling and Texturing

Riviera Team:

Johan Isaksson - Sound Design

Modeling, Animation, Rigging - Maya 2009
Shading, Lighting and Rendering - 3Ds Max 2010/Mental Ray
Compositing - After Effects CS4

HD version here

540p version here

See you soon and thanks!

Andreas, Jan, Dan and Johan

03-25-2010, 02:48 PM
This is a definite subject for plugging!
Can't belive there are no comments yet.

Shading, lighting, compositing, animation, modeling, sound = awesome. Nice foggy dusk-mood. The backdrop makes it feel very Cloverfield.

Great job!

03-25-2010, 06:32 PM
that is really good every thing is right
my short movie

03-26-2010, 07:49 AM
haha, the best mega robot video yet

03-31-2010, 10:48 PM
Nice work! Short and sweet (in a manner of speaking).

04-01-2010, 07:42 AM
Hahaha, great as usual!

04-02-2010, 09:37 AM
Very cool, I loved it :)

04-02-2010, 11:13 AM
haha... great work! liked the look of video.

04-04-2010, 05:54 PM
Thank you guys!

As always there are things one like to improve but time is of course limited when it comes to inbetween projects. It was great fun though!

Best regards and keep up the good work!

Kaktus Film

04-05-2010, 02:38 AM
Very nice animation, guess the idea came from the movie with the monkey that does the same thing. Looks quite a bit more fun with a big robot though :D

04-06-2010, 06:47 AM
awesome work, guys.
sorry, no crits. everything looks great.
i just saw your chameleon commercials too... heheh -very nice.


04-08-2010, 04:27 PM
Love it - made me go back and watch the original which made me love it even more!

04-14-2010, 12:00 PM
Heh this is really cute! I particularly like the shaders and textures on the robot itself, he has a really great look. I know this was posted quite a few weeks back and I apologise for not having seen it sooner - I have to admit I can be a bit slack about checking out our animation gallery and as such, a lot of the animations posted here get little to no love. This thread was brought to my attention by another user, so I hope you will appreciate the plug, even though it's come at such a late hour.

04-14-2010, 12:14 PM
Lol, nice work :thumbsup:

04-14-2010, 12:26 PM
lol great movie:thumbsup:

04-14-2010, 01:13 PM
Very good! Thanks for the high-quality vimeo link, too. :thumbsup:

04-14-2010, 02:17 PM
too bad its so short
I love it too .. its really well made
good luck guys !!!

04-14-2010, 02:35 PM
Damn lol another. Very sweet stuff a bit short but amazing every bit.

04-14-2010, 04:18 PM
hi nice work
a bit short but nice and fun

good luck :thumbsup:

04-14-2010, 04:59 PM
Monkey see, monkey do =P
Nice work

04-14-2010, 05:15 PM
I like the look of it, and the animation is pretty good.

But whats up with the camera? I know your trying to keep the scene alive and not just be static, but its moving too much I think, especially at the end...feels like there is an earthquake or something.

04-14-2010, 06:54 PM
Hello there, that was really awesome for an inhouse project. Really loved the textures and shaders of the robot. Would love if you can share some of what you learnt in the compositing process.

My company is trying out personal projects or working on small bits of old projects to iron out our render pipeline and work out compositing. Tons of problems with kinks here and there. Things like zdepth not working as well as we'd like etc etc. So please do share if you can and dont mind =)

cheers and thanks for sharing the work. Great job

04-14-2010, 09:51 PM
Good work!

04-14-2010, 10:39 PM
Hah, it was funny. Very nice quality of the picture and also the animation and the sounds is amazing. I liked it a lot :thumbsup:

04-14-2010, 11:00 PM
Awesome! Made me laugh.

04-15-2010, 03:46 AM
Perfect. hahaha This is how I like my CG shorts, very short. I love how he announces his dominance to the world, arms raised, and then just reclines like the rest of us to something mundane. hehehe

04-15-2010, 05:04 AM
Hahahaha! very well done.

04-15-2010, 07:00 AM
yeah, I always like machines
great work! Love it! no more words:beer:

04-15-2010, 08:43 AM
Nice work! All of your other shorts also made me laugh. I really like the chameleon adverts.

04-15-2010, 09:28 AM guys obviously understand that this cute robot has huge fan club out there...heheheh :beer:

04-15-2010, 01:31 PM
very nice..
its computer generated buffoonery :scream:

04-15-2010, 07:45 PM
Great Bot :) he/it (doubt it is a she, i could be wrong though ;) ) is soo igor-ian... pretty funny short too :D

04-15-2010, 08:35 PM
Thank you guys for all the nice comments! Makes one want to work even more with the next piece:)

Really appreciate it!

Andreas, Jan, Dan
Kaktus Film - Stockholm (

04-15-2010, 09:50 PM
Pretty sweet. Nice job.

That more ornate building in the background caught my eye because I see it from my porch in NYC everyday. haha. Was just out there looking at it thinking how I should make a matte painting with it.

04-16-2010, 07:03 AM
Oh! I remember him! had his video on my ipod, the one with him smashing the house after the dog was barking and then slipping on that car! Thaaat was hilarious!

I dont get the smelly finger? am i too old? :(

04-16-2010, 08:20 PM
Wau man excellent work......I just love it :D. That truly is a classic. hehehe

04-17-2010, 06:48 AM
Hahaha, that was lovely.

If you other guys havn't seen, go down in the vimeo playlist and watch the "Mega Robot Rampage (" as well.... Mega Robot meets a rather famous Swedish landmark, the "Kaknästornet" TV tower.


04-18-2010, 07:03 AM
Very nicely done


04-18-2010, 10:44 AM
Just perfect ¡¡¡ really nice the megarobot, and the animation.

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