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Old 20-04-2010, 12:21 AM   #1
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Hi, everyone,

Here is a preliminary character animation of self avatar for my new reel this year. Since I love the movie so much, I was thinking what a 3 meters guy can do if I have my own avatar. And here comes some fun ideas in my mind~ How about cool Rap and Basketball

So I made this animation recently to mimic the Nike freestyle series.
I would like to share some snapshots in my first post in this forum. The full animation can be found in the following links, Thanks for watching. Hope you like it!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7p74RF-TRc
Vimeo:
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The whole work tooks about three months, and main workflow of this animation includes:

- modelling, texturing: maya, zbrush, photoshop
- rigging & animation (face, body, hands): maya, motion builder, vicon MoCap system
- simulation (hair, braid, tail, ball, etc): maya
- render: mental ray
- composition: After effects, Premiere
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Old 20-04-2010, 12:22 AM   #2
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Here are some basic blendshape for facial animations
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Old 20-04-2010, 12:28 AM   #3
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some other animation snapshots....
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Old 20-04-2010, 01:32 AM   #4
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Sweet man, that's really well done. I gave you a thumbs up
... and you say preliminary animation? Wow! Looks done to me. (Though maybe a little bit of slipping on the floor, but maybe that's natural, I don't know how sticky avatar feet are)
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Old 20-04-2010, 02:42 AM   #5
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Wow, nice animation man! Pretty sweet!
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Old 20-04-2010, 05:47 AM   #6
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wow this is really amazing its very well done did you use mo cap
i can see your also a "student" of andrew kramer

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wow this is really amazing its very well done did you use mo cap
i can see your also a "student" of andrew kramer
:attn: "andrew kramer" is awesome!!!:attn:
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Old 20-04-2010, 07:39 AM   #8
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Great work man!

Murambi, Yeah mo cap was used, hence the vicon system and, probably, motionbuilder for the clean up and application.
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top notch job of texturing and modeling, only crit i would have said as been mentioned already... got any other projects in mind after this?
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Haha that's sick man.
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Awesome job. I get headaches just thinking about the amount of work you must have had with this!
Great job mate!
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I really enjoyed this. great work.
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that was awesome work
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Can we see some pictures of your motion actor?
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