Animation Acting Challenge #7: Post Progress, Start April 7 - End May 7

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  04 April 2007
Talking Count me in!

Great oppourtunity to get better each month. I could have sworn the 'pass the grenade' was going to win, but whatever ... Going to do the projectile.

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  04 April 2007
SirRon - gotta let me in on what you used to draw on that animation. I have been looking for something to watch my arcs with a more 2D approach so its quick and painless.

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  04 April 2007
Originally Posted by mttjss: SirRon - gotta let me in on what you used to draw on that animation. I have been looking for something to watch my arcs with a more 2D approach so its quick and painless.

Matt -


I used Flash MX for that. Import, make new layer, draw on each frame, export. I guess you could do that with Adobe Imageready but I don't think managing the animation is smooth.

Unfortunately I don't know how to capture each frame separately in Flash.

Tell me what programs do you have access to and maybe I can tell you a way to draw on your stuff. Alternatively, you can use Jason Schleifer's greasepencil.
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  04 April 2007
I'm in!!!

I just have one question... Is a lightning bolt a projectile?
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  04 April 2007
Originally Posted by Funxer: I'm in!!!

I just have one question... Is a lightning bolt a projectile?


Hmm.... good question....do we have any fulminologists (someone who studies lightning) here?

I would have to say no. I don't think it has kinetic energy to push an object and that's the point of that topic.

But I think you can do it anyways. Just don't do the stereotypical lighting striking a person and he just stands there looking burnt.


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  04 April 2007
hehe looks liek challenge has hit the big time drawn in some big names

not sure if i can compete this time tho :( loads on with college short films


good luck!

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  04 April 2007
I'm not much of an animator, but I like to dabble once in a while. When things click right it can be a lot of fun. Here's a quick test I cooked up: Gray Man vs. the Yellow Balls.

http://www.timothyd.com/art/yellowballs_test.mov

It's definitely far from perfect, I know of a few immediate problems but if you notice anything feel free to thoroughly insult me .

[edit] And a small update. I've decided to lengthen the time between fighting off the wee yellow balls and being crushed by the uber-ball.

http://timothyd.com/art/yellowballs_test2.mov
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  04 April 2007
Ha ha, nice lightning strike SirRon. Even though its stereotypical
 
  04 April 2007
Talking

Woohoo and am in the challenge!! Getting hit by a projectile!!! Yup yup thats the one for me!!!
 
  04 April 2007
weee~
the more the merrier
missed out the previous 1, Im not going to miss out this 1
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  04 April 2007
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the more the merrier
missed out the previous 1, Im not going to miss out this 1
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  04 April 2007
For drawing arcs, as said above by SirRon, China Marker is an awesome and easy to use plugin for Maya. I've used it a lot making serpant trails and that kinda thing.. soon to be using it for fight sequences.

As for my animation.. I think I'll focus more on the lip sync than what I made so far for the projectile. It seems like more of a challenge, and I have a cool idea for it involving stormtroopers and nudity. Progress to come as soon as I put down God of War. Grrrr that game is addictive!
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  04 April 2007
Ooh! This sounds like fun, I want to play too!

Here's a quick layout/planning pass of what I have in mind: http://freddyburgos.net/tests/got_r...lanning_v01.mov

I'm trying to go for a sarcastic type of attitude, hopefully that comes through. Any comments or crits welcome!
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  04 April 2007
SkyZero! That is looking like it's going to be a real cool entry...

Originally Posted by SirRon: It's really good to see a 2D animator here


2D animator...?! Where?



Quote: I should also mention pencil tests are acceptable final submissions since they're like the equivalent to playblasts. Which topic do you plan on doing?


I plan to drop a piano on my character, mainly because I have had that vision before the challenge started...
I am a bit concerned about the projectile traits of my piano, though, because I wanted to simply drop it... 1940s-Tom&Jerry-irrationally-high-stored-anvil-gets-dropped-on-cat-style. But to enhance projectile character I would have to shove it into my character sideways... don't know, really.

Last thing: I tried to let google define playblast and looked for it in my fav online dictionary, but could not find it... what is that?

noob-alert, I was telling you...
 
  04 April 2007
sorry for the triple post....comp was laggy
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