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    Animated Concept Art WIP

    Hello everyone,

    I thought I would get some input on this current work in progress piece...

    http://www.digital-animosity.com/foo...t_render15.avi
    (divx, avi, 28megs, 50 seconds so far)

    It started life as a aircraft concept but I wanted to show it in action.
    It's 100% 2d animation (no particle or 3d work) and is very incomplete so far but hopefully you will get the gist. The sound is also still work in progress; I will be adding some crew dialogue for the titles once I can be bothered to record it!

    I've painted more cross sections than currently shown in the video and plan to have crew working inside. I will be adding more dust and smoke when it comes in to land and the craft will also come under attack in order to show it's weaponry in action. I will fade in a more detailed background as time goes by leading up to the fight.

    Anyhow, let me know what you think so far...

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    Animated Concept Art WIP

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    Hey, pretty nice

    I really like the animation.

    Looking for a job!

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    haha, uve always been crazy, how much time did it take to make this one?

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    thr0atcutter: Cheers

    Lotet: Well, I've been doing it on and off for a while so I'm not exactly sure, but it's probably been about weeks work so far in total if I add up the hours.

    I find it much quicker to do it all in 2d rather than faffing around with 3d projections like the bathhouse piece (although to be fair that took even longer because I was experimenting and learning how to do it in combination with being a slacker )

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    Wow, it looks really 3D! it just bothers me that the EON title takes about half of the time...

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    Serpian: Thanks,

    yes at the moment the titles are far too long but I plan to have crew dialogue running over them; they will be talking about coming in to land with the soldiers on the ground (still to be done! ), so hopefully that will help with the build up and fill the void. Of course, it might not work as I plan and I'll have to shorten it!

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    How?!?!

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    ijacobs9: All done by animating 2d layers on top of each other, pretty simple really... though the layers are piling up and it's getting a bit of a pain to work with!

    Well, i've done a first pass on the smoke for the landing... achieved by animating loads of low opacity painted layers on top of each other.
    I've cropped the video to the relevent section to save on download time
    http://www.digital-animosity.com/foo...smoke1divx.avi

    (Excuse the flipped version, had to get a fresh look at the work)

    Preview:
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    yea I know how to do it (well the theory anyway) but I just wish I could do it that well

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    Ahh I see, fair enough

    Updates coming soon (ish)

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    cool, well that bathhouse thing was just inzane, im glad this is working out better, and faster, for ya =P

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    Cool design, I really like the colour scheme!

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    Is this all 2d???? Man, you're crazy! Five stars!
    I can't wait to see the finished version!

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    Wow! Really nice stuff! What program did you use?

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    Lotet, Anthrie, Novbertl: Cheers Updates will come tomorrow evening, I have to go away for tonight...

    iambanana: Thanks, it's all painted in photoshop and then I animate it in after effects.

    Cya tomorrow guys...

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    great job...can't wait to see it continue to progress!

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    Holy crap dude! Well done.

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    genericlife, Mike Frank. Pascallo: thanks I'll post a new video up tomorrow morning (when I get up... i'm a bit drunk right now and cannot be arsed with uploading a video )

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    nice piece James, for some reason I can't watch the video though

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    hmmm... do you have the divx codec?
    If not just get the free download from the link below...
    http://www.divx.com/

    Don't bother installing the player IMO (I don't like it much) just install the codec then you should be able to play it in WMP or media player classic (which I prefer myself)

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    Sorry for slow update... the computer is throwing tantrums and I have to deal with intermittent blue screens of death, which is really slowing me down (I think it dislikes the amount of layers I’m using to be honest).

    Anyhow, here is a small snippet of the latest video: Just experimenting with a more dynamic view of the ship when it first comes in to land... Thoughts?
    http://www.digital-animosity.com/footage/cam_test1.divx

    note - this .divx file will open in normal video players as long as you have the divx codec, the divx player is a bit naff IMO so do a "save as" and play it in your favourite player. I would have done a normal AVI with divx compression but for some reason my computer now throws a wobbly whenever I try and render out divx files directly in AE... sigh.

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    Outstanding work man! I cant believe you got it looking that good without 3D, amazing, what software are you using to composite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capital G View Post
    Outstanding work man! I cant believe you got it looking that good without 3D, amazing, what software are you using to composite?
    Thanks Captial G, I am using After Effects

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    cool, gonna have a go at animating 2D in aftereffects, I only use it for putting together my 3D at the min, cheers for the inspiration, I love when the Recon drone pops out and takes off, exellent animation and the sound rocks too

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    Yeh, give it a blast, it's great fun funnily enough the main element of the drone/UAV sound was made by distorting a recording of a squeaky gate! Whatever works eh? I think there is also the sound of my washing machine in there somewhere.

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    James, what are you thinking? This belongs in the finally finished section.

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    Matsign: I will post it there at some point but I still have lots to do on it yet.

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    you got some skills, maybe one day we can collab.

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    Cheers, I enjoyed your speed animation by the way!

    I Won't have another video for a day or two, but here are some screen grabs of the latest...
    Animated Concept Art WIP

    Last edited by JMcWilliams; May 24th, 2008 at 08:47 PM.
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