Where are all the animators?


Well you could always post an animation that you wan’t some feedback on…:applause:


Why so jaded Wacom Knight?

What do you need “help” with?

By the way Wacom Knight, I happen to be a 2D trained animator, and the board with the most 2D animation people on it has to be the one at www.animationnation.com… but do not be a d!ck on that board…there are some 2D animation greats/pros that frequent those boards…

PS: your welcome

Originally posted by Wacom_Knight
[B]It also may have to do with ignoring peoples questions and not helping anybody out, that could also be a reason people have stopped posting here just like I am going to do now KNOWING the guys in the animation section are too busy with thier “discussion” to help anyone.

Thanks for nothing
:thumbsdow [/B]


Wacom whining never gets you anywhere. I think the reason ppl didn’t answer you original Q is because this thread is about a different topic. Why not start your own thread if you want talk about something completey different. And how about showing some class while you’re at it.

on with the thread…

First thing I do when I come to CGtalk is look for animation tests to crit. I even crit the bad animation cuz I think once you start realizing the whole weight and timing thing, you start to “get it” and some new animators just aren’t there yet. But with crit.s I think they start to figure it out. I hope so anyway. If I had a library of rigged characters I’d probably do lots of tests at home and post them here. But I hate modeling so work is the only place that sees my animation tests. Sorry. Maybe one day I’ll get my ass in gear and build something.


Hi there

I finished my charater test for my short film Troll Bridge! Ihope you like it. It was done in mesiiah and rendered in lightwave 7.5 thanks!! Let us know what you think?

Quicktime 5 - Sorenson3
Download! - 3.7 meg


if you have problems viewing it conatact me and i will post some different version




really good motions :thumbsup:
but a little bit too fast…looks like a stop motion animation…


I haven’t checked out animation file yet, its actually just under 6 megs. It’s good that you posted it and, but I think you should compress it a bit more perhaps with DIVX or somthing…

I think thats a bit of a downfall with the animation section actually…
I’m heaps more likely to check out the WIP section because it’s a bit easier on the download sizes but I think people could compress things to an appropriate size here.

Also neolee40, you should start a new thread from with your tests… It would probably get a good response, and ed209 would be happy…


If people are looking for clips of fellow animators work, tips, tutorials, feedback and more I recomend


The focus on that thread is primarily character animation. Seems like allot of talented animators are posting there work on that site. Highly recomended visit if you havn’t aleady had a chance to check it out. You may just learn something.


One thing that crossed my mind is that we could make a short together. Take a group of “volunteers” and create something worth seeing.

P.S. I even have a 1st price-all categories-Oscar-winning story that would be just fine for that much professionals doing one project. Tell me if you would be interested in a crazy idea like that.


TO Sfininator

I have posted a new Version which is high res but only 3 megs. I hope this makes it easier for you to View! I don’t think my test animation are good enough to go on a site like this!!!




just CLICK on the big image when you get to the site!!!


Great idea mo_pic…love to hear your idea.


mo_pic: Sounds interesting. But how do you plan to bridge the software gap and keep a consistant look?

neolee40: What do you mean that your work isn’t good enough to go on a site like this? Your animation is fine. You did a fine job of demonstrating your skills and it’s obvious that more time, blood, sweat and tears went into it as the head models, car models, and creature models on this site. You have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of and certainly shouldn’t feel that it doesn’t add up.


hey neolee40,
your animtation was cool.
It was a little bit flicky, but that gave it aweird stop motion-ey style. You should definately put it as a thread though…


Hey Rouge and Sfinkinator

Thanks for the pat on the back!! This is my working progress character! CHECK OUT THE LINK My strong point isn’t modeling. And i’m want to be an animator!! So i thought a character with pivot points would make my life easier!! when animating Tell us which one you thinkis better???/ Hopfully once mycomputer has rendered i will have some animation for you guys to see!!!


p.s Do you think there should a section of CG TALK just for animation’s??? casue when you post you animation up people don’t really get a cjance to see it casue so much stuff goes up and the animation you just posted just goes furter down the list???

Thanks guy’s



Good point there Rogue. Didn’t think about the different software. I must say I have no idea how we could fix it, but I’ll think fo something.

ed209 - I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to reveal my little secret to everybody. It’s like telling somebody how the movie ends. But if you are interested I can send you the story. Till then I’ll keep it a secret.

P.S. Hey … just changed my avatar. Do ya like the pig?:slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

maybe I’ll change my nick from mo_pic to mo_pig :wink:


mo_pic: I don’t remember what your other avatar was. The pig is cool. Let us know if you can determine a way for multiple people to work on your short.

neolee40: That’s exactly the type of character one should have to learn to animate with. Simple and effective…with an interesting look. He looks like a blast to animate (refering to your pivot point guy). Let’s see that animation!!! Let’s see the animation!!!



I posted what the final render will look like!

50% done!!! 50% to go!!


Hey man, have you got any thing i can look at??? What do you think to Cg talk having a animation section just for short animation’s??? So it don’t get filtered with all the Cg still and stuff???


You’ve got some great poses going on with that character. I’m looking forward to see the animation. I’ve just within the past few months starting putting a lot of focus on extreme poses and hand gesturing. Yeah, yeah, I’m slow.

I don’t have anything that is available for download that I’ve rencently done. There was a thread in here that was an animation competition with a box and sphere. I had a friend loan me some webspace, but I don’t remember the links to the animations I did. I’ll see if I can dig it up.

The only thing I have available is a spot done for work called Dangerous Foods. It was done a little over a year ago. With the exception of modeling and texturing the characters, I did it in three weeks. In the middle of which my father passed away (it was sort of expected though). It was a grueling 3 weeks, but I still enjoyed working on the spot. There’s tons I’d like to change, but the project is long since over. I’ve grown alot as an animator since then and have done other animations, but they’re not available on the internet. I’ve got to get onto the bosses about updating our animations.

Anyways, it’s 11 megs. Remember, it’s not the greatest animation, but it’s still fun. I wished I could do it again with the things I know now. :thumbsdow


I’d love to see an animation gallery, but there are so few posts, it isn’t justified. They do have the new naming conventions for threads posted in the gallery in which you can easily determine it’s content, which was a great idea. So it’s pretty easy to find the animations.


Sorry to hear about that rouge:rolleyes:

I have seen the animation a very nice? Didi you do that all your self?? Where do you work???



dear Bentllama i recommend that you start & manage some
mini contest/challenge in this forum, which the focus will be on the
motion/timing/movements/tricks/…, not modeling/rendering/lighting & …
something like this cgtalk’s monthly challenge
we did something like that a few months ago & it worked, not bad
(remember Box & Ball?!)


Hey guy’s there an animation waiting for ya!!And IT’s 1meg
. GEt IT.