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Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:34 PM

Here is my contribution. I used an action for the hop cycle, but then couldn't figure out a way to go to pose in the choreography. I ended up using another action to turn the character around. Not ideal, but seemed to work. Feedback appreciated. Attached File  Movie_Test1.mov   4.73MB   235 downloads --Tim

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:54 PM

Cool!
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:10 AM

The action for turning around seemed to work quite well. I really like the model, and the moon-like low gravity motion.

A couple of very minor suggestions or "quickie" ideas to consider:
  • In the walk cycle, when his left foot is about to hit the ground, it is slightly ... jumpy? I mean just before it hits the ground. That's the one place that seems to jar me slightly out of the illusion of low gravity.
  • Sound! I have 2 suggestions for sound. One is for when his feet hit the ground, maybe a brief scrunching in dirt kind of sound. The second is breathing, as if he's breathing through a ventilator, almost Darth Vader type breathing, but slower and with a bit of pause between breaths.
  • A cute and easy little gag is maybe at the end have him look at his watch, maybe right after the toe taps. That might mean adding a watch onto the model.
You've got a really nice entry!

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:06 AM

Thanks for the feedback, Chris. I adjusted the hop action. I found that I had some hold keys on the hips that would pop out the left leg. Should be a little smoother. Thanks for pointing out. Now that I have a little more time, I've added the watch animation . Need to add to the model. Great ideas about the sounds. I'll try to record some effects this weekend. Latest WIP attached. Attached File  YourName_0000.mov   15.62MB   111 downloads

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 06:14 PM

Looking very very good! I like it!

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:49 PM

Coming along nicely!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:09 AM

Added some much needed sound effects. Again, thanks for folks reviewing and commenting. Calling this one done-done. :) Lots of fun. The tone is a Quindar tone as used in Apollo (so says the wiki). Attached File  Movie_Final_Sound.mov   4.6MB   109 downloads Getting the zip together now.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:43 AM

looks & sounds GREAT!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 04:52 PM

Wow! It looks WONDERFUL! You have a winner! (Though it wasn't a contest, per se.) I'm a little surprised how much the sounds added to it!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:12 PM

I'm glad I waited to post my comments until after you added the sound. Perfecto. Very nice. :) I really enjoyed seeing your wireframe also. Thanks for that. You've got a really nice economy of splines.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:36 PM

Hi Tim, That's a great astronaut! I'd like to talk with you about modelling another one for me if you have the time. Please email me at sodonnell@turbogorilla-software.com Thanks!

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:44 PM

Shannon, I've sent you an email concerning a model. --Tim R




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