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  01 January 2003
Exploring Middle Earth- Elven Dexterity-BishopLynx

Ok. When Greyscale informed me to the addition of "Elven Dexterity" I jumped at the chance to get into one of these
challenges.

3 bad guys and 1 elf between a couple of fairly large trees.

Idea:

The elf is confronted with an adversary drawing back on a bow.
(At this point we only see the elf and the one bad guy)
The elf is on our left, back facing us, looking directly into the
eyes of the bad guy. The bad guy, front facing, is on the right
aiming at what he thinks to be a sure target.
The bad guy releases his arrow just as the elf whips around in a
180 degree turn, catching it in the air then continuing into another
180 degree turn stabbing the bad guy in the neck with his own arrow.
Just as he stabs the bad guy and pulls the arrow out we see bad guy number 2 creeping from behind a tree on the left weilding an axe. The good guy instantaneously turns toward the second bad guy as he pulls out a knife and hurls it at the second bad guy piercing his skull, knocking him behind the tree.
The good guy reaches for an arrow, then aims at the tree above (off-screen) and releases the arrow. The third bad guy falls from the tree landing near the good guy.

-Here is some pre-pro for some of the poses.

www.bishoplynx.com/pages/Challenge_Pre_Pro.html

Some GEneral Thumbnails are up now.
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I have run through a couple of timing sessions and so far seems
to work in 15 sec.

I wish everyone well.
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Last edited by BishopLynx : 01 January 2003 at 09:50 PM.
 
  01 January 2003
nice pre-pro


can't wait to see the animation. good luck!!


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  01 January 2003
Bishop,
Sounds like a really awesome Idea. Can't wait to see the first updates. ROCK ON!
 
  01 January 2003
THUMBNAILS

I just finished up a couple of thumbnails to decide on some of the poses to work off of.
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File Type: jpg thumbs.jpg (38.6 KB, 415 views)
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  01 January 2003
Bishop, Those are looking really good! Can't wait to see the finished product. Great so far.
 
  01 January 2003
lookin good

sounds great man, I really like the idea! Of all the characters in LOTR I like the elves the best..... elves rock!:airguitar Can't wait to see the finished product.
 
  01 January 2003
Thanks. The elves are my favorite characters as well and the chance to do a little animation with one is awesome.
I can not wait to get started.
:airguitar
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  01 January 2003
Hey great idea. When I first read it though I thought the first guy was killed with his own arrow shot back at him. Then looking at the storyboard you have him right behind him using a bow instead of a dagger or sword. Why not put him at an angled background high in camera view and have the arrow caught and returned to kill him. I don't know if this is good form or not but I did a quick 5 min sketch so you see what I mean. I like what you have but I thought I'd offer up what I saw in my mind with the elf doing a knife hand just behind the head of the arrow flipping it around to catch it then firing it back. Good luck and I'll keep checking in to see how it goes!
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  01 January 2003
Wow! Thanks for the idea. I am going to continue with my original plan but that is a very cool display of dexterity. Thanks for taking the time to respond with a picture. peace.
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  01 January 2003
i posted an image at http://www.cgchallenge.com/challeng...challenge_id=21 that gives an idea how the scene will look. There is still a few minor adjustments but for the most part this is it.
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  01 January 2003
image

Lookin' good, let's see him kick some archer a**!

:airguitar
 
  01 January 2003
Thanks.

Here are a couple render shots of the low/poly characters.


This one is the Elf...I will probably add some pointy ears at some point.
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  01 January 2003
And this is what the Three Bad Guys will look like.
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  01 January 2003
Have you finished anything? I'd like to see it.
 
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