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Old 02-06-2010, 02:04 AM   #1
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This is a short animation I did for an animation challenge over at Digital-Tutors, thought I would post it.

http://vimeo.com/12191140

Hope you like it, comments and critiques welcome.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
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Hi stwert
I liked it only crit would be the bigger ball does not compress it self as much to bounce if you get what I mean..........dave
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:15 PM   #3
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Thanks daverave... are you saying the bigger ball should squish more? I was trying to keep it a bit more rigid, more like a cartoony bowling ball. Originally I had no squash/stretch on it at all, but it looked too static compared to the smaller ball.
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Yes stwert I think it need to squash more so you can see were it gets the power to move............dave
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That's interesting dave, cause I got another comment that the heavy ball should have much less squash, haha.
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Im not saying you are wrong but with the little ball you can see were it gets the power to move, if I were to try what you are doing I think I wood look into maybe the ball spinning to get power or maybe a coil spring under it...........only suggestion and still like your animation.....dave
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i thought the large ball looked fine. don't think it needed any thing else to sell it. i wasn't too concerned where its power was coming from.
The only thing i didn't like was the camera in some shots. you should have changed the lenes. i thought there was too much background and less focus on the balls.
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Thanks hammer. Do you mean actually changing the camera attributes? Or just framing the shot better. Don't have enough experience with photography to understand all the camera stuff, but I can see your point about too much background.
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Im on the fence with the big ball compression, it looked ok in parts and not enough overall BUT still good.

I thought there was a little too much background in the beginning stwert but overall I dont think it affected the end result.

BTW it was PISS FUNNY mate....Im still laughing!!! Kinda like a Blackadder story, works like hell with Baldric but still ends up with a crappy result at the end. For those who dont know, Blackadder was a fine British comedy...loved him.

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Thanks Bullet, glad you liked it.
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yeah, just change the focal length of the camera. you don't really need to change anything else.
have a play around with them... maybe start with a 52mm
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I'm pleased to say that my animation won the competition!

The other entries are here if you're interested:
http://www.digitaltutors.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=21308

Thanks again for the feedback guys.
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Congratulations stwert well done mate. Enjoy the victory beers!!!

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