short animation: possessed

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Old 07 July 2005   #1
short animation: possessed

Initially this was meant to be a first try to get into modelling a creature...
then a skelleton was needed to pose it ...
and then why not move it ...
but moving without an environment ...

Well what started as a sketch became quite a project (for my modest abilities). The creature is a kind of a demon. "Kind of" because the concept in this fantasysetting is a little different: there are more than four elements and one of these is chaos<->order. In most times and places they mix in different amounts to form the world but sometimes a high concentration of one element may occur and even become sentient - an elemental. So Demons are only elementals of chaos which destroy everything they touch - even a human mind which causes Possession.

You may judge by your self if I could transport the above idea (I myself am not so sure ;-) ). And I would appreciate critique and comments - but be kind to a first time animation project.

Software used:
Construction and Animation: Cinema 4D R9
Sounds: Yamaha DX7II, D-Piano
Putting it all together: Adobe Premier 6 LE

And the result:

Last edited by Sagadur : 07 July 2005 at 01:11 PM.
Old 07 July 2005   #2
The scene details looked good though more movement is needed, anyway the idea about this fantasy demon realm is actually a true reflection of the unknown in the real world.
Old 07 July 2005   #3
You are definitely right Norl and in my own opinion the camera movement seems a bit weird. There are also other flaws which I couldn't solve (ore simply had no more nerve to do so). After quite a time I put into this and after learning a lot while doing so I decided to learn on other projects. Which doesn't mean that I'm not grateful for critique (theres's allways a next try).

Thank you so far.
Old 08 August 2005   #4
quick tip: never put a black object in front of a black background.
Old 08 August 2005   #5
Thank you for evaluating my intelligence ;-).

I have a problem with this and other works of mine where everything looks totally ok while rendering but looks totally different (most times way too dark) on some other computers. Since I couldn't find the source of the problem (it comes and goes with different algorithms used to build the animation and colourmanagement doesn't seem to be the problem). But being only a hobbyist I might not have the knowledge to detect the true reason for this. So if you got any ideas I would really apreciate if you enLIGHTen me (in the true sense) since the problem also seems to show up with some stills.
Old 08 August 2005   #6
You might try putting the video through some sort of post program like aftereffects, or even just try using the levels controls on any video editor.
Old 08 August 2005   #7
Thank you for the advice. I may try to produce a less dark version. Still the problem of very different viewing experiences on different systems remains - but I hope to figure it out sometimes (I just had some new ideas concerning this).
Old 08 August 2005   #8
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