Acting Challenge #1: Deadline 9/30/06

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  09 September 2006
Acting Challenge #1: Deadline 9/30/06

This is the first Acting Challenge

The topic is "Child gets a new toy"

This is a two week deadline which should give everyone enough time, being the first of these challenges.

Remember that having a scene and props is not necessary. You probaly dont have enough time to model anything (i know i wont )

Have fun!!!
  09 September 2006
How long does the animation have to be?
  09 September 2006
There are no time limits for theses challenges. How ever long you feel you need to get your idea across. Remember you have two weeks and for some that might not be alot but for others it may be plenty of time.
  09 September 2006
**** hmmm... could smb explane me how to delete this needless post? ****
my english is **** ! ,-)))

Last edited by SAN-X : 09 September 2006 at 07:56 PM.
  09 September 2006


I'm in!
Updates are coming soon!

very late start, but doesnt matter )

I decided not to use smb's model and create it myself...

1. rough model (max+zbrush+max again, about 1.5 hrs)

2. rough rigging (about 3 hrs... but its bad so far...)
Thats a lot of bugs, especially at underarm and at the neck, but i havent any more time to fix it... so let it be -))

here is a test basic pose

if we'll change the deadline and i'll have some time - I'll probably return to the rigging and will fix it...

The next is:
- rough toy
- rought scene
- and (finelly!) animation

Damn! Absolutely have no time!
Anyway thats what i have today:

thats not a final animation, just a draft...
if we'll change the deadline - I'll finish this work... i hope -))
my english is **** ! ,-)))

Last edited by SAN-X : 10 October 2006 at 03:12 AM.
  09 September 2006
Hi everyone, here is my progress...

These are all the keys (except for breakdowns). Keys 5 and 6 are a little dance move, i am going to add more keys to this. It is late and i dont feel like doing it now

All of your critiques are welcome.


EDIT: I added breakdowns and changes to the keyframes.

Last edited by dudeacle : 09 September 2006 at 05:02 PM. Reason: Added Breakdowns
  09 September 2006
I know the Generi face is a little hard to animate with, when you want specific facial expressions :p ... but in keys 3 through 6 he looks a little bit evil :)

i'd say it's in his eyebrows, but that's probably difficult to change because of Generi's big fat brow that will change his expression based on camera angle heheh :p

i'm getting a late start but i'll post my progress soon! :D

EDIT: I love what you did with the mouth though! nice!
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  09 September 2006
Thanks for the crit Vood. I am having difficulty with Generi coming off evil. I think your right about it being in the eyebrows or i should say unibrow. He actualy looks good with the unibrow set to normal most of the time. I am going to add an animatic of the animation later today, let me know if he still looks evil

EDIT: Its also a thin line between a controlled exhuberent smile and a dasterdly evil smile. Let me know if you think of reference for the two.

Last edited by dudeacle : 09 September 2006 at 04:41 PM.
  09 September 2006
Hey guys !

>.< Ive barely had a cnahce to start mine, re-enrlling at college and stuff :( hopefully ill get it done tho

Hey Dudeacle ! i really liek the Keyframes of the hands that youve got.. cant wait to see some movement

  09 September 2006
Hi there,
I will have a go even though I start with only a week.
My key poses, I wanted to make a baby, although some poses were impossible for this rig, very long body and very short arms and legs.
C&C very welcome.

  09 September 2006
Hello again guys !

ive started keying some stuff out my self not done all yet will post whn i have !

Hey Juancheitor, yeah i see what you mean with the rig limitations.. or tho it does have quite a child like gormless expression !

But im not sure what kind of toy is it hes reacting with ? heh my eyesight is pretty bad !

I think your last 2 or 3 keyrames are really nice poses cant wait to see this !

  09 September 2006
Juancheitor i really like your keys so far. From what i can tell a baby is given a toy, tries to eat it, tastes bad, smacks it on the ground, then finds his foot more amusing. Do i see it correctly? I like the big movement the baby does when he throws the toy on the ground. Babies use over exaggheration.
  09 September 2006
Juan your keys make me laugh!!

so far my progress is only some reference footage i shot of myself acting out what i want the kid to do. work is taking up my time! but i'm scheduling in certain time each night for animating heheh... i'm gonna go for like an 8 year old kid... using Generi heh, so hopefully i can make him look non-evil too

great work guys!! hopefully we can all meet the deadline hahahah.

EDIT: i was just thinking it might help to use Generi's eye controls to reduce his evil factor ... namely the one that tilts his eyelids outward or inward... maybe tilting them outward (outside corners come down, inside corners come up, almost like a 'sad' expression) ...

actually let me demonstrate ...

in the left image, eyes are banked inward, and on the right they are banked outward.
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Last edited by Vood : 09 September 2006 at 06:17 PM.
  09 September 2006
Hey, nice start everyone!
But I'm not sure that anybody have a time to complete his work to 9/30/06...
So maybe we should prolong it?

Anyway, thats my progress.
(I've placed it at my main challenge post, according the rules we passed)
my english is **** ! ,-)))

Last edited by SAN-X : 09 September 2006 at 10:05 PM.
  09 September 2006
hello again guys ive nearly finished my keys, I been so busy this week :'(

Thanks for the tip Vood, tbh i always find genri looks pretty goofy.. i wish the lowmax rig was available for maya.. he looks so much cooler than the maya one but beggers cant be choosers i guess

im using Hogan my self... not that he looks at all child like buuuut we will just overlook that one

Um I would be up for prolonging... however only for this challenge I think its important we make a firm deadline as a general thing and try not to set a presedent of moving the goalposts

I like your character San-X has it got cloth on it ? or is it just modelled?

but any way back to finish my keys ^^
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