#1 04-23-2012 8:58 am

wolfor
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MC 30: Get running!

Hi!
Building upon the last challenge, I thought you might want to do something similar this time. Like I said before, doing cycles is a feat every animator has done by the 1000s, but transitioning between two modes of movement is something that gets neglected pretty often. But - no worries - that's what were here for, right? big_smile

So what I would like you to do is to have a character start running while it is already walking. Basically that's it already.

But as you might already know me, this is just half of the drill. As you all should know, thinking leads to conclusions; emotions lead to action. So, I want you to first picture the reason why this character starts running?
Does she see her boyfriend kissing another girl and runs to him, angrily? Or runs away, depressed and broken-hearted?
Or maybe he is fetching his wife from the airport and spots her after not seeing her for three weeks?
Maybe a passerby is witnessing a car crash and rushes to help? Or rushes to get a look if someone got hurt or died?
There are multitudes of possibilities for you to explore, so dig in!
You do not need to show (I mean actually display) the reason why this character is running, but we should be able to see the character's emotions that lead to the running.

I'll keep the challenge at three week for now, so the new deadline would be May, 14th.

As always, try to keep the video length to 75-125 frames.

Here's a link to how to use the dropbox, please try and keep the videos below 10 MB, and if any more questions arise, Steve did a nice FAQ here.

Now have fun!

Cheers!

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#2 04-23-2012 4:19 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

pretty nice challenge.i'll look through.

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#3 04-25-2012 12:45 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

@wolfor MC_30 is very good, but i am thinking i will do the MC 28 (hammer time) smile

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#4 04-28-2012 11:14 am

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

lets try this! im not very good at runs, this might be a very good chance to practice smile

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Rough blocking of a feminine run. Crits are very welcome!

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#5 04-28-2012 12:05 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

as inspiration for a walk into a run, please check out the work of one of my favourite animators, Adam Green http://www.willanimateforfood.net/2006reel.htm

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#6 04-28-2012 1:47 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

Great!
Steve, I agree that this really is an exceptional reel!
Cris, A very good start! You might want to add some walking before the run though, if you want to keep true to the challenge big_smile But that's just as fine. Probably we would need some emotional reason for starting to run, as well, that would make this a really great piece!

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#7 04-28-2012 2:38 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

Ouch, you got me wolfor...i did not read your post carefully enough...my bad hmm
I will try to solve the "walking problem" somehow smile

Could change the beginning, but i spend some more hours on it....

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#8 04-28-2012 4:38 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

Refined poses a bit more!

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#9 04-30-2012 2:27 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

Hi!
Looks good! I just don't know the reason for her to start running. Is there one? The other thing is, if you narrow down your far/near clip plane, this odd jitter on the polygons will probably not occur anymore.
Keep going!

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#10 04-30-2012 6:45 pm

nambani
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Re: MC 30: Get running!

Hey wolfgang!
thanks for the tip, ill take a look at my clip plane!

she starts running cause well...ehm...she's an athlete....and she....likes to run you know wink
you would expect an athlete to run "efficient", which is kind of the opposite of her "girly" run smile

guess its not enough time to tell this story hehe
anyways, i still need to build a walk in, so.... smile

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#11 05-03-2012 3:28 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

looking forward to taking part

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#12 05-04-2012 3:46 am

raghunandan.iyengar
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Re: MC 30: Get running!

will take part smile

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#13 05-14-2012 6:03 am

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

Hey everyone,

Here's my go at the challenge.

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#14 05-14-2012 9:06 am

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

Awesome guys, thanks for taking part! I'll probably be compiling the vids on Wednesday evening, make sure you upload the shot you'd like to have in the compilation until then!

Cheers!
Wolfi

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#15 05-14-2012 4:22 pm

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     Here is mine. Hope am not late... smile

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#16 05-16-2012 3:50 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

Hellooo, i gave a shot on this one^^

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#17 05-16-2012 4:19 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

luigi145 wrote:

Hellooo, i gave a shot on this one^^

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Loved it smile

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#18 05-16-2012 8:11 pm

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Re: MC 30: Get running!

Thank you very much, just for you here is a little update^^

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