Exploring Middle Earth - Death Scene - dmcgrath

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Old 01 January 2003   #1
Exploring Middle Earth - Death Scene - dmcgrath

Okay I just started my character for this one. I'm thinking of something along a Balrog that is a little "TOO" theatrical about his death scene.
I'm not sure on the story board yet, because I would like to use the scene flapper to start the scene. And then have him with a spear in him, flailing away ridiculously.
I'll get the story board up and hopefullly a character made within the next 24-hours.
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Old 01 January 2003   #2
Here is the "simple" character. Now I have to rig it and test it out.
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Old 01 January 2003   #3
haha that sounds cool!
 
Old 01 January 2003   #4
Thanks Joz, well here is the first installment, the storyboards (pretty quick and basic stuff).

I want him to land and then duck something (a rock) being hurled at his head. He laughs it off... and gets a spear right in the center of his chest. Then he begins to wildly over act a death scene, causing much hilarity by the crew watching the scene(of course they are off camera and therefore imaginary.).

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Old 01 January 2003   #5
Cool, lets see an animatic now

Vertex
 
Old 01 January 2003   #6
Here's the animatic! I am really enjoying this. I've never made anything "overact" before. It's really a blast to do a cartoon style animation.


This is a slightly bigger and higher quality gif file. But it's really the same thing. (212K)
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Old 01 January 2003   #7
Great animatic, maybe he should fold his wings behind him when he lands.

What app are you using and did you render as individual frames ?

Vertex
 
Old 01 January 2003   #8
Hey,
Very dramatic
How about he clutches at the camera with his last dying gasp?
If you are going for melodrama, I'd really go overboard.
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Old 01 January 2003   #9
thanks guys.

vertex: I am still working on getting the wings to fold back nicely, maybe I'll change them a little more. Also, I use Maya, and yes I did render individual frames then I comped them in Image Ready and made a .gif.

srv: I love the idea of grabbing the camera at the end. Maybe I'll turn this into a whole blooper style animation, like from Bugs Life, or Monsters Inc. Like have the camera fall over and have some crew in the background. If I have the time. I'm back in school next week and might be back doing lots of homework.

heres an update on the model's head. I think since he is going to be so close to the camera I'll use a simple blend shape for the eyes and mouth.
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Old 01 January 2003   #10
looking good dmcgrath. When are you gonna post a link to an avi?
 
Old 01 January 2003   #11
I'm reposting a smaller file, its a little more complete for the spear in the chest part. It may be a little slow for the reactions, let me know if you think so.

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Last edited by dmcgrath : 01 January 2003 at 02:46 AM.
 
Old 01 January 2003   #12
Updated test AVI File:
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QuickTime Sorensen 3:
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Last edited by dmcgrath : 02 February 2003 at 04:08 AM.
 
Old 01 January 2003   #13
Are you still going to do the dramatic staggering about etc in final animation?
 
Old 01 January 2003   #14
Yeah I'm still going for the dramatic staggering and the passing out at the end. But this thing has gone WAY over 15 seconds.

I think I'm going to have to cut a part of it out for the competition, but I'll keep working on it for my demo reel. I'm happy with the idea I have. I just need more input here.
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Old 02 February 2003   #15
Here is the spearing, and then some staggering about a bit.


deathTest02.avi (550k)



deathQuicktime02.mov(480k)
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Last edited by dmcgrath : 02 February 2003 at 06:09 AM.
 
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