This is a little bit of animation from 2nd year group project (NCCA, UK - Computer Animation BA course); “La Place”. The basic concept is that a ‘traditional’ French mime artist is upstaged by a more contemporary (‘sleazy’) mime artist. A ‘mime battle’ then ensues in the busy ‘quasi-Parisian’ town square, with each character trying to go higher and further than his colleague. I haven’t done any animation since the 1st year (about a year ago now). This character is (obviously) the Sleazy fella (which one of my group members posted in the 3D still section) and I animated a little bit of moonwalk for when we are first introduced to him at the start of piece. You’ll need QuickTime to view them (encoded with Sorensen 3).
SLEAZY_OLD - First verion of the moonwalk with a bit of “Beat It” arm thrusting. Oh, and teh supah-cheeseh wink
SLEAZY_NEW - New, improved (in my opinion) version of the (moon)walkcycle. Removed the thrusting (it was a little tooooo much) and I may/may not be able to squeeze the wink into the final thing - not quite sure how it’s going to work into the piece yet.
Comments and crits PLEASE! But please bear in mind that the deadline is fast approaching and I need to move onto other things so I probably won’t have much time to change the basics of the movement (obviously adding the wink or something similar wouldn’t be too hard).
Now I’ve got to animate “The Robot”… :roll:
NB: For any of you that can’t get those working, try THIS. It’s the above 2 files merged together with a different codec. Still requires QuickTime.