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Old 07-12-2002, 04:51 PM   #166
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Great work...
If ever animated i'm sure i want to see it!

How many years do you use 3d software?
Doesn't rendering take too much time?
What pc do you use?

P.S Great Great Great Great work.
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Old 07-12-2002, 06:26 PM   #167
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Originally posted by AbsolutelyWhite
Great work...
Doesn't rendering take too much time?
What pc do you use?
why do you think rendering would take much time? it is only a couple ten thousand polys at most after smoothing (mike correct me if i am wrong) and some nurbs. if you have a computer that is capable of running maya then you dont have to wait hours til this picture would come out.
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Old 07-12-2002, 07:07 PM   #168
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hahah.. wicked man..
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Old 07-12-2002, 07:08 PM   #169
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Thanks, AbsolutelyWhite.

I do plan on animating BigToon and LilToon interacting in some fashion eventually.

I've been working in Maya for about 3 years or so now. Rendering used to take a little while when I used the GIJoe Global Illumination plugin, but with just the normal lighting I have now, it only takes maybe 4 or 5 minutes.

The total scene came to 300,843 polys, excluding NURBs, which were most of the pots and pans and stuff.

I use a fairly high-end Gateway brand PC.

Specs are: Pentium4 2 Ghz processor, 1 GB RDRAM, 75 Gig hard drive space (2 hard drives), GeForce4 Ti4600 Gphx card.

Thanks!

Here's what I'm going to submit as the final:

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Old 07-12-2002, 09:24 PM   #170
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and now go for it and win

i wish you all luck
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Old 07-12-2002, 11:37 PM   #171
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Oh boy!

By looking at some of the W.I.P.s here I get the feeling that I'd be better off collecting empty beer cans instead of butchering away innocent geometry in Maya...

Awesome work, Mike!

All the best,

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Old 09-12-2002, 12:26 AM   #172
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Thanks, fellas! You'll be able to see my entry along with everyone else's at www.cgchallenge.com and you can vote there too. You may need a www.cgtalk.com membership, though, but it's free.

Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2003, 02:08 AM   #173
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Working on some facial animation poses for actual lip synching... I've got a script ready and hope to do a short 30 sec animation with this guy soon.




Once I get them all, I'll post a pic of all the blend shapes I'm using.
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cant wait to see it.....
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i have to say it:

this comic char is GREAT .

i bet the animation would be funny.

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Great start bud keep it comming!!!!!!!!
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Great stuff! Really nice work. I went to try and find the challenge at cgtalk and couldn't. Do you have a direct link to the challenge?

Also looked at your site - very nice! Gives me inspiration to make my site a little more clear.

Great models - nice characters. Super.

Looking forward to animation of the You Dude. Big brawny mop holder and mini dude look like lots of fun.

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Thanks, guys.

Afraid I didn't even place in the top 3 for the CG Talk competition, but that's no biggie... after all, got a really great model out of it for my site presentation.

Here's a link to the CGTalk thread: http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27572

The animation I have in mind doesn't actually take place in the kitchen environment. That was done for the challenge, which was to have a toon of yourself doing something. (Which it seems the winner of the challenge failed to do, but oh well. :p)

My animation I have in mind is more of a general intro for my demo reel that I'm revising... Purely white background and environment (ala the white room in The Matrix) with just the two Mike characters addressing the "audience" with Mini Mike causing general havoc and interrupting Toon Mike's trying to open the show.
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