Awkward Moments - Mover - stzaske

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Old 11 November 2002   #1
Awkward Moments - Mover - stzaske

It's late, I just wanted to post a scribble of my character.

Being a mover is never's back breaking work! It's even more difficult when you are a magnet...with no arms.

I'll post a storyboard soon.

"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real" - Jules Verne.
Old 11 November 2002   #2
if you success doing something like in your other post ( in WIP forum I think), it will be great!
he looks so sad! oh poor little magnet....
hope he willnot attire inox spoon....
visit my website

Old 11 November 2002   #3
that's one drugged out magnet.
can't wait to see it animated.
i took a walk with my mind and it ran away
Old 11 November 2002   #4
Ahahah! Greet!

Weird but i like that!
Very impatient to see what you will do with it!!!
i'm sure it will be great!
Old 11 November 2002   #5
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"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real" - Jules Verne.

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Old 11 November 2002   #6
I've replaced the animatic since I've had to make some drastic changes to my clip. Building a character rig from scratch has seriously taken up most of this month. Since I originally had 4 characters in my scene...I was never going to get around to actually animating.

I am excited to try these animation challenges, but honestly, because of all of the restrictive rules, this may be my last challenge here. I prefer the Ten Second Clubs open rules, to the restrictive ones here. And I enjoy each his own.

First rev

This is a simple playblast, and not complete (one character is not even moving hehe). But I can still use a lot of suggestions.

Critic away!
"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real" - Jules Verne.
Old 11 November 2002   #7
Here is a first draft render:

First render

A bit of a test to see how my rendering settings looked, and how a non-playblast would look.

Please critic away. I actually kinda hate it, and its been a chore, but I've been trying to get better at FINISHING things so I'll press on. You know how that it. Even though I am not happy with it, I'd like to find some more time to make it at least presentable. Clean up those feet, and maybe animating the shadows would be a good thing 8^)

"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real" - Jules Verne.
Old 11 November 2002   #8
FUNNY animation!!! love it! my only problem with it is that after the first nail, the main character gets teh 2nd nail too fast and it's sort of distracting to his pause i think... but other wise it's great!!! what type of lighting are you using? it looks like GI, what GI method are you using? oh yeah you are using maya right? i've been messing around with GI and the way i'm using now (from a tutorial) takes damn long to render.. so i'm trying to find the best solution...
why can't i have a giant robot? at least a robot suit? no? how about a robot cat thing? like in Doraemon? yeah that would be cool! wait what? oh hi i didn't see you there! =^..^=
Old 12 December 2002   #9
Official Entry

ACK! Not Sure where my Official entry post went, but here it is:

My entry can be seen at:

The links are:

High Quality Render (320x240 , Sorenson 3 video, final render)

Playblast Render (320x240 , Sorenson 3 video, final render)

"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real" - Jules Verne.
Old 12 December 2002   #10
Funny characters, I like em'! I thnk the magnet's walk is too slow and I'd expect him to have more of a penguin type waddle. I also wasn't too clear on what is going on as far as the gag goes. The white character seems pretty casual and sure about sticking the nail to the magnet the first time, but the second time he seems surprised and suddenly struggles against it. Or at least that's pretty much how it looks. I can see surprise in his eyes but not the rest of his body when the first nail goes flying. There is also no movement in his torso and legs as he moves the nails accross his body. The action of the second nail hitting the magnet and causing the fall could use some snap as well.
Old 12 December 2002   #11

I appreciate your feedback, and agree with it as well. It's not a good thing when you feel the need to explain the gag.

The gag was, a row of people, fire bucket style, moving a bunch of nails. Only magnetboy is not too helpful in the situation...since he is magnetic. the first nail was supposed to be a handoff, and the character was supposed to be suprised when the nail gets ripped out of his hand. The second nail, he is just testing the magnetism, when it pulls a bit harder than he was expecting.

My main problem was WAY overthinking the short 15 second piece. I originally had 4 people in the scene, and had to cut two characters because of a lack of time. I am not a rigger, so I lost a LOT of time in the month learning how to build a rig. Four rigs actually. I also had a third nail, but that was cut as well.

I don't like all the rules and requirements for the, so I doubt I'll be entering again. but you can be sure my 10secondsclub entries will be MUCH simplier because of what I've learned here.
"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real" - Jules Verne.
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