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Old 26-07-2007, 11:12 AM   #1
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Im creating a small animation using a King and a Queen chess peice hopping into a pawn shop. It will only be about 10seconds long. Heres what i have so far, im in the process of making small electronic props for the pawnshop. I will also make surrounding stores to go along with the Pawnshop!
Comments and crits are always welcomed! I put a sky in the backround just for the hell of it.
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Old 26-07-2007, 07:01 PM   #2
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hehe awesome so far Kinddog, only crit is that is the shop in mid air? lol or is it the camera view thats making it look like it is :p you might want to rescale the chess peices smaller as it looks like one of them is the size of the actual door haha ...

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I resized the chess pieces and added a couple more stores which are not yet done. And it also is just the lighting and camera view that makes it look like its floating. I dont know why its doing it... :p
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Old 27-07-2007, 08:19 AM   #4
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Ok heres the update! Ive got the stores i want, i might add one more but not positive.
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Haha nice job!

Only crit is the sky, looks abit odd as it is going directly 90degree's down in to the ground ... try if you want, just a plane with a imaged attached to it such as a desert, heres a really cool High-resolution desert i found on the net ...

(3607 x 2364)

http://gallery.hd.org/_exhibits/plac...-dunes-SMO.jpg

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is the joke the "Pawn" shop. How theres Pawns in chess.

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ha ha - nice idea kinddog. Looks like you've made a good start.
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has a great animation, a sort of disney look.., good one
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Thanks alot!:attn: :attn:!! Iive finished the stores and am now working on the animation part! That sky isnt going to be the one for the animation, ill probably have a sunrise looking sky for the main animation and dim down the lights. that link isnt working for me...
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Heres a sample of the Hop cycle that ill be using!
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very well done mate.., I think you should have the 'heads sway back a little just before they jump and again as they land. you know, think about if you are travelling in a car and it stops suddenly.., you are thrown forward and then back a little.., I hope yu know what I mean

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Honest to god i did try that at first. I had his head sway forward when he landed and back when he was taking off. But it made him look like rubber as he was constantly jiggling. So i tried to give him more of a Solid landing, he lands on the back edge of his bottom then evens himself out. thats a great suggestion and Should work but didnt with chess peices:p im trying to tweak it a bit but theres only so much you can do with chess peices... thanks for the help, its highly appreciated.
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I would give them a bit more backward an forward bend, before and after the jump as the main jupm looks great, but it needs more "power" to get them going.
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i lowerd him 14degrees more and it seems to work great! I already fixed the scene, thanks!
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Heres the hop cycle ill be using for the animation! It looks a little odd at some points but only because i made some hops differ in speed (plus youll be seeing it at different angles in the animation.)Updated Hop Cycle
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