Cowie: The grays aren’t helping him on purpose – they’re in a panic as Orange was charging at them and he ends up bouncing on top of them. Think of it as chaotic, like being in the pit of a concert and literally being picked up and tossed around – but somehow it’s the push he needs. Have you seen the animatic that’s posted here?
Rens: I wouldn’t describe animating as hard or easy. It’s just something you ‘get’ – some people have a better eye for motion and timing than others, that’s all. In terms of the software, if you haven’t used Maya much you might get frustrated getting up to speed quickly at this stage with animation controls, graphs, etc – not to mention the steep learning curve with Mental Ray GI. I’d try and concentrate on one piece, but please feel free to download the rig and play with it. It’s the only way to find out if you can do it, and more importantly, if you love doing it
Kirt: Not to speak for Remi, but I think he misunderstood the starting point he was assigned – I think he started on my first board instead of his – hence my nudge a little while ago.
Everyone: No worries – we’ve got a bunch of people just joining us and it’s going to take a day or two for them to soak in the production and get up to speed. I, for one, am ecstatic to see more progress being made, even if we get a false start or two! :wip: :wip: :wip: