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Old 11-02-2003, 05:47 AM   #1
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Character Animation Clips

Are there any NEW character animation clips made with Messiah:Animate 3-4.0 that we can see? I haven't upgraded yet, but would like to see what the users are doing for a little inspiration and motivation to save up for my upgrade.
It's been a while since I worked with it.


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Old 11-03-2003, 08:24 AM   #2
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I think there are 4 or 5 new clips in the Messiah gallery.
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Old 11-03-2003, 11:21 PM   #3
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There's a short menagerie of a series We finished at Eggington Production using Messiah for the characters

check out www.x-power.com
 
Old 11-04-2003, 12:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing that with us Joe. What's the turn around time on the episodes and how many animators?

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Old 11-04-2003, 12:53 AM   #5
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The average was 3 animators per 15 minute episode and each episode took 1-2 months to animate.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 08:14 PM   #6
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We've done a few projects with the various incarnations of messiah:studio, animated in messiah, rendered in LW...

TV Commercials.
UK> BT Broadband (3 headed singing dragon)
UK> Tescos Finance x4 (Talking shopping trolleys)
UK> Persil Fairies and Beanstalk
International (I think)> 7UP Computer
US> Nintendo Wario (the one where he's in the lectern)
US> Lucas Loco candy (3 strange cg characters)
US> Super Target grocery store (the one where all the animated characters are travelling to the store)
UK> Nestle Choc Idols (the idents and bumpers around Pop Idol, the workload was spread between us at Passion and the guys at Axis Animation)

Game Intro/Trailer/FMV/TV ads.
Quidditch World Cup

Music Video.
Super Furry Animals 'Hello Sunshine' (the pony flying thro' the sky)

...and various little bits and bobs for other commercials.

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Old 11-05-2003, 09:06 PM   #7
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hey wes is there a link to the superfurry animals music vid?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:45 PM   #8
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I usually skip past commercials (hooray for tivo!) but I did stop to watch the Target commercial a few days ago, it was very cool, I was wondering who did it.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:46 PM   #9
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Hi Wes. You guys at Passion sure do a lot of cool stuff.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 06:56 AM   #10
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Ah, Passion Pictures! It's nice to hear that you're using Messiah in production. Does that mean all that cool stuff done by Pierre Coffin is with Messiah? I have a lot of respect for the work being produced by your studio.

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Old 11-06-2003, 02:49 PM   #11
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Hehe...thanx guys. Yeah, we get a pretty good variety of work come through our doors.

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I've tried looking for the SFA vid online but can only find a small clip on MTV.com
http://www.mtv.com/sitewide/videopl...ds/&adPN=artist
It's kinda interesting 'cos most of it was done in Flash (by Niel McFarland and Pete Fowler) in a very simple cartoony style. We added some cg elements such as the pony running through the sky, particle stuff, and created some of the more comlicated scenes like the stormy sky one.

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Glad you liked the Target commercial! That was quite a biggie, the amount of 2d, 3d, camera tracking; and all well established characters that had to be exactly correct. We all deserved a beer after that one!

PauHana.
Thanks for your kind words Pierre Coffin uses Maya and McGuff's own proprietry renderer. Here's an article about them
http://news.awn.com/index.php3?ltyp...ewsitem_no=8350
 
Old 11-06-2003, 07:27 PM   #12
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Wes you guys rock Give my congrats to everyone at passion pictures.


Oh by the way , who did the "The dog who was a cat inside" short? , That was my favorite at siggraph theatre. Can you give us some info about that one.

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Old 11-06-2003, 07:48 PM   #13
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messiah does enjoy a wide and varied user base. You'd be surprised at how many (large and mid size) studios have been using messiah in some highly visible projects. Unfortunately, we don't often learn about them until they're done. Sometimes it takes months after seeing some animation in a movie or whatever before we ever discover that messiah was used.

The main reason for this is that while we maintain direct contact to many of our users and help them solve animation problems, we haven't been able to establish and maintain that same level of dialogue with the studios that employ those artists/TDs. Obviously, being artist-centric has *major* advantages, but we'll be establishing better contacts with the studios in the future. If for nothing else, so that no one out there has to ever wonder where messiah's being used.

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If for nothing else, so that no one out there has to ever wonder where messiah's being used.

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Right, that would be great. I've been very curious where Messiah is used. The one big place I know of is Computer Cafe, but that's due to their popularity and obvious help in developing Messiah products. I'm really digging this software. It's what I've always wanted animation to be like! And I'm still on the demo! My purchase will be here in a few days.
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Old 11-06-2003, 09:15 PM   #15
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The one big place I know of is Computer Cafe, but that's due to their popularity and obvious help in developing Messiah products.


No biggie, I just wanted to point out that we haven't been working directly with Computer Cafe. However, Taron and other artists that work at Computer Cafe do provide great feedback, and really enjoy using messiah. And that's a further illustration of my point; we have solid relationships with artists, but only loose associations with the studios for which they work. Building closer relationships with the studios will at least begin to give us greater access to the work they produce.

-lyle

ps: while we will be building greater relationships with studios, we are still an *artist centric* company.
 
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