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Old 08 August 2004   #1
Jnaneswar Ekkirala - Animation Session 9 - pole vaulting

hi guys!
hope i can make it through this...
here is the idea any way.. well... i will keep it a secret for a while longer...
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Old 08 August 2004   #2
awright!
3 pole vaulters.
This looks interesting!
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Old 08 August 2004   #3
heres a rough anim start.
http://www.redrival.com/the3dguy/po...vaultupload.mpg

do crit on any thing thats seriously wrong.. did not finish the animation.. its just clamped splines for my blocking stage..


there you go.. the first half of my "idea" for this one.. instead of runnin in.. i thought this guy would catapult him towards the pole.. (abandoned the run as the dead line was just 2 weeks.. but now i kinda like this idea..)
chao.. more stuff later..
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Old 08 August 2004   #4
update:

hi guys ... heres the update for today..
going pretty bad.. only doing 25 to 40 frames a day..feeling bad bout it.. but i promise i will do more..
http://www.redrival.com/the3dguy/po...vaultflyoff.mpg
still no inbetweens and curve adjustments.. just blocked poses with clamped splines.
as always... tell me ways to improve..


thx.
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Old 08 August 2004   #5
d_jnaneswar....it looks really good so far....the only thing throwing me off right now is the head bobs....on the first step back it looks a little odd...it gives it a bit too much forward antic on the push back I think....try and get that across through the spine and I think that'll look better...other than that...good job...keep going man...deadline has been extended

It's been suggested by a friend that we should all finish these up and get em off to NBC and see what they would do with em...think it's a great idea myself...i know i'd love to see em played. Possible? probably not...worth a try...why not?
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Old 08 August 2004   #6
Update-2:

thnx remi..

about head bobs: i also thought that it is a bit too much..even the second one... I will keep in mind and reduce during my straight ahead run..

yeah.. would be cool to see em on nbc.

neways.. heres the update:
again.. a bit refined..nothing much.

http://www.redrival.com/the3dguy/po...goffsilhout.avi

http://www.redrival.com/the3dguy/po...vies/flyoff.zip
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Old 08 August 2004   #7
at the extreme

hey- funny concept-

i think the gag might work better if he was really straining at the full extension. I notice the rubber wobbles a little bit at that point, but I think that's the point where his pose would be really leaned back and the rubber bit stretched thin-
also - maybe push progressively harder as he goes back further.

nice stuff- can't wait to see more-

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Old 08 August 2004   #8
another update:

thx coop.. i arched the back more now.. check it out guys..
i think that it looks as if hes hitting something above cuz the sticks moving toomuch as he leans back on the last pulll.. will try and reduce that.. should I?any more suggessions?

http://www.redrival.com/the3dguy/po...vault3082k4.zip

again.. still did not have time for the jump.. will do soon..
chao.
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Last edited by d_jnaneswar : 08 August 2004 at 12:52 PM.
 
Old 08 August 2004   #9
I'm still thinking there isn't a feeling of tension at the end of the push...he leans back...but then he leans forward again before he gets shot off....give him some shake in his legs when he's leaning back and don't have him lean forward...give him a "C" shape when he's getting shot out of the frame...I think it would add to the cartoony nature of it....great job though...I love how different all of our ideas are...hehe...nice work
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Old 08 August 2004   #10
update:

heres an update again..

http://www.redrival.com/the3dguy/po...vault3182k4.zip

thanks there remi..
check the new files out.. its looking better now:
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Old 08 August 2004   #11
eh eh nice one dude.
i would sugest some wobbly noise on the pole, so we can feel the tension.
well done, cant wait to see the end bit.
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Old 08 August 2004   #12
Love the idea and the situation.
Don't really know why but, for the capatult thing, I prefer your last wip, maybe the pole position is more adapted.
Considering the flying, it appear too linear and the character don't seem to have so much speed. Like gru said, try to add some noise on the pole and on his body to exagerate at maximum the speed feeling. May be the background is translating too slowly too.
Just my opinion
Good work, keep working ! I'd love to see this one finished !
 
Old 09 September 2004   #13
gru: in the flying one im gonna make the bg move back a lot more and make him have a bit of torque over his shoulders and hips and have a tiny movement on this hands as if airs hittng it and the pole is dragging. ne suggessions on the catapult thing?

demilliac: but im still not convinced with the catapultthing. The wip before this one, i thought he should look in the direction before he shoots off.. but as remi pointed out.. it looked as if theres no tension..
now i kept him pulling it back and back to feel the tension but am not getting the shoot off right.. well.. now that i see that the last pull is a bit fast.. i will slow it down and then lower the pole.. may be... will post that in my next wip.

remi: ne suggessions on this on?

thanks guys.. if i keep doing these anim sessions and 10 sec club dialogues (and may be with animation mentor ).. i will certainly get good at it in a year or so.. right nnow dont have a job so have lots of time. must get myself working more.

chao.
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Old 09 September 2004   #14
d_jnaneswar,

I like the new catapult better....I would make that lean a moving hold...so he keeps moving back slowly(you could probably pull it off with some spine movement) and i'd also shake the knees a bit faster...the take off looks good though...good job

For the flying...I would add some really quick motions there...give it a feeling of lightspeed the backround could use some speeding up I think....I like the antic going into the pole grabber...ok that sounded sick...but you know what I mean...great job man...keep going
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Old 09 September 2004   #15
hi there remi..
thanks for the coments...
did not work on it since the last post.. had a friend from canada here and we were just freakin out here... he'll leave tomorrow and so my next post would be on tuesday. hopefuly..
no update from you?

well see y'all with an update by tuesday..
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