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CursedMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:20Ahh. Sounds about like it.

You did really well otherwise, I really liked it :)
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Tried to upload this before and it didn't take, so I hope it works this time.

One of my two projects from junior year. From concept to finished project, this took about four months. I don't plan on being a 3D animator, so this is definitely not even close to some of the best animations from other students, but I'm damn proud of how it came out (and I'll leave critique open, though please consider the fact that the focus for this was more character design than anything else, as 3D modeling/animation and I don't like each other).

Lighting = EVIL. I hate lighting. Lighting is really, really hard.

Comments and faves are more than welcome. This took a helluva lot of work, so knowing it's being viewed makes the work all the more worthwhile.

I have a rather nice storyboard of this that I'll upload later!

Character model sheet - [link]
Environment concept - [link]
Flash 2D animation version - [link]
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Jon-Wood Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:20It seems a bit stiff when it rears back the second time. I think that might be because it doesn't shift its feet.
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alienfirst Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:20Tried to minimize the movement due to the constrained time frame. And the rigging was a pain in the ass. He got close to proper movement, but I think my modeling and rigging hurt the animation in the end.
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jeturcotte Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@00:20That's damn cool... the creature design is also excellent.
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alienfirst Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:20Thanks!
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CursedMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:20It looks really nice! In fact, I do really love the character design. I'd like to see some higher resolution art of it. I don't see anything in particular to nitpick about the character design (although the tail is very neat looking. If you made the animation longer, you should have the tail do something rather than move in a spiraled whole. That is: if it can uncurl. If it's not supposed to, then it looks fine as is.)
All in all, it looks amazing for an animation. I know how difficult it is to animate (I've attempted, and should try again, but it was difficult).
I have a small suggestion: the movements are mostly very fluid and very nice looking, but there are some choppy segments. It may be my computer, or the resolution dA has, but it looks choppy to me.
This goes back to the character design: I love its posture and how it moves. It doesn't move much, but it does well with what it's got.
All in all, it's a GREAT animation. I love how it's done! You've done very well at articulating the creature (kudos for its design, it's wonderful!).
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alienfirst Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:20Yeah, I'm not sure how much of the animation is proper, and how much got altered slightly when I imported the frames in to Premiere. My framerate got messed up when I put it all together. :P

The tail isn't supposed to uncurl completely, but I would've liked to add more squash and stretch in it. Sadly, my rigging skills suck, so I didn't want to try and experiment.
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CursedMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:20Ahh. Sounds about like it.

You did really well otherwise, I really liked it :)
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rillani Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:20I still love the creature design, and it's so fun to see it come to life now! :D
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MobMotherScitah Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:20Ooh, lovely. ^^
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