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Old 05 May 2011   #31
Some more slight progress

Here's another pass, this time with some more detailed sound and minor animation updates. Hoping to really get some massive animation work done and be ready to render on Saturday or Sunday. Probably not going to happen, but it's fun being optimistic sometimes


Thanks for taking a look!
Old 05 May 2011   #32

Hey Jim in my opinion your timing and choreography are superb.
There are only minor things I can see that could be improved up until the last shot. Looking at the quality of the last shot compared to the rest of the animation I assume your not done with that one yet so I'll focus the feedback on the rest of the animation.
One other thing I think looks great is the debris you've applied throughout the entire animation. I'm definitely going to remember that visual gem for my next animation. (Thanks)

- The timing of the large mound being pushed up by the God bursting from underground is slightly slower than the speed of the God when he appears. I don't know if you want to change this or not but it just caught my eye.
- The two lumps under the God's feet when he lands which I believe are supposed to be pushed up earth from the impact of the him landing looks a little bit soft IMO. I think they would look better if they were roughed up some since they are the result of a pretty fast impact. Initially, when I watched it the first time I thought he had just happened to land perfectly on two rocks or mounds.
- The big guy that you use as a transition into the last shot isn't reading very clearly. I think you still have some work to do on him so I'm only going to suggest maybe some better lighting, maybe a light casting up to illuminate him from below so it's more clear what is happening. Initially I thought it was one of the trees you created for the background of the last shot.
- One thought I had on the last shot was the motion of the God, as it is now, is a type of pushing motion. I was looking at subsequent updates to incorporate a type of "cavalry charge" wave with his upper body. Nothing wrong with the motion you currently have, I just wanted to mention the motion since it was different than what I thought he was going to do.

Overall I can't see too much that needs attention aside from the last shot.

Great job. I hope you find the time to finish.
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Old 05 May 2011   #33
Fantastic! Your animation is a lot of fun. The overall concept, the pace of the animation and the sound effects are great. Looking forward to seeing it next week!

The standing figures behind the god, at the end, seem just a little dark to me, but maybe the subtlety is intended. Perhaps a little more backlight would bring them out.

Nice job!
Old 05 May 2011   #34
Final Entry

Well, close enough to final Gotta love deadlines!


Thanks for all the awesome feedback guys!
- jim
Old 05 May 2011   #35
Looks great! Nice job. I like all the edits you made.

The final shot came together very well.
Old 05 May 2011   #36
Congrats on completing it jchristo, I enjoyed following your thread! It turned out really cool and of course was fun for me to see one of my models moving around

Great work
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Old 05 May 2011   #37
Good job on finishing up, Jim. Your entry looks good. Well done, sir. See you tomorrow.
Old 05 May 2011   #38
Loving the entry! Hope you win it Jim!

Old 05 May 2011   #39
Thanks for the kind words guys. I think everyone's entries turned out really well! Now back to having a life outside of work!!

Good luck to everyone who entered and go CG Society!
Old 05 May 2011   #40
really nice stuff man
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Old 06 June 2011   #41

Congratulations on moving into the professional judging Jim. Your animation was definitely tops here.
I look forward to reading the final critiques on the best animations from each community. It offers a great opportunity to learn and improve.

Well done.
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Old 06 June 2011   #42

Congrats man! You did an excellent job and good luck on the finals!
I would say you have a high chance to win the world champion......
Old 06 June 2011   #43
Thanks for the comments guys! My fingers are crossed, but there are some pretty sweet looking projects out there. Leewiart especially seems to have crushed it.

It was fun participating with you guys! Hope to see you all in the next animation competition, whenever that may be

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