#1 08-21-2012 3:40 am

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Polish63 August Competition

It's a little late in the game, but I thought I'd actually try and compete in one of the monthly contests... FINALLY!

Here's what I have so far, it's just the main story telling poses with a breakdown.

I'm having trouble with the constraint on the cigarette... I just finished Kenny Roy's How to Cheat book and I still don't get it haha... It's properly constrained and follows the hand, but adjusting it within the hand is a pain! any help would be great since it still early on.

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#2 08-21-2012 12:23 pm

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Re: Polish63 August Competition

hey man for future reference, look into using the ZVparent script for dealing with constraints. At first it might seem confusing, but once you figure it out, the zv parent script makes things soooo much easier. its basically as easy as a couple clicks of the mouse and you can parent any object to your character and still animate the object freely. trust me, its worth it...it will save your life.

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#3 08-21-2012 1:28 pm

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Re: Polish63 August Competition

I was trying to do it legit... I know a lot of studios don't have access to sweet scripts like ZVparent. I guess I'm gonna have to use it, just to get moving on the shot. Nice reel by the way.


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#4 08-21-2012 1:32 pm

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"I know a lot of studios don't have access to sweet scripts like ZVparent"


ZVparent is a free script...why wouldn't studios have access to it?


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#5 08-21-2012 2:36 pm

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I read somewhere that some studios don't have a lot of these scripts and that you should know how to properly parent/constrain something.


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#6 08-21-2012 7:10 pm

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Just a few breakdowns... I wanna update often

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#7 08-22-2012 3:15 pm

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Re: Polish63 August Competition

A couple breakdowns of the beginning

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#8 08-22-2012 3:28 pm

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#9 08-22-2012 3:58 pm

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How do you find solid acting choices for such a subtle line?! I'm understanding the foundations and principles of animation, but the acting portion is murder!


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#10 08-22-2012 5:11 pm

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Re: Polish63 August Competition

wow nice blocking man ... smile best way to do an acting scene is, listen to the dialog as many times as possible and try to get the feel for the what the context of the dialog is and try to act it out. And i would say you started it out really good smile


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#11 08-22-2012 5:21 pm

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Re: Polish63 August Competition

Really great blocking pass. The character looks superb, looking forward to seeing what you'll add when you get into the deep acting. Is that an AM rig?


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#12 08-22-2012 5:55 pm

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onetwo27 wrote:

wow nice blocking man ... smile best way to do an acting scene is, listen to the dialog as many times as possible and try to get the feel for the what the context of the dialog is and try to act it out. And i would say you started it out really good smile

Believe me I did hahaha I try to stay in blocking as long as possible... I should have more of an update later

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Really great blocking pass. The character looks superb, looking forward to seeing what you'll add when you get into the deep acting. Is that an AM rig?

Yes it is... I just played with the face controls until it didnt look like an AM rig anymore big_smile


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#13 08-22-2012 9:12 pm

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Re: Polish63 August Competition

Progressing in blocking... still have a lot do, but I hope the idea is coming across clearer.

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#14 08-22-2012 9:19 pm

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The ending is really creative, even though all he does is put it down. Nice job on the update.


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#15 08-24-2012 12:01 am

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Another update... still have some stuff to tie down, but a lot of the general timing/gestures/ideas are there

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#16 08-24-2012 3:16 am

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i love how he's smoking so the raspy voice makes more sense. great start this is gonna be good!

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#17 08-24-2012 6:49 am

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I like it so far.  The story really works for me.  My only suggestion is that the body (up until he takes a drag) feels locked, then as he's putting out the cig, it feels locked again.


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#18 08-29-2012 3:24 am

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Splined everything and offset my keys. I'm gonna start working the face.

I've only been doing this a couples hours at night for the past couple days. I pretty pumped by my speed of problem solving and workflow now. If this piece doesn't do so well, I wont be bummed WHOOT WHOOT

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#19 08-29-2012 4:50 am

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I think this will look good with the facial animation added in. Few minor things that I'm sure you'd notice before submitting: Frame 193 elbow pop. Frames 207-208 the spacing on the head is a little too big, needs a bit more of an ease out. You may be looking to add this in when you get to facial, but the head may need a little movement at the beginning - like a bit of a shake or something as he's talking. Cool stuff Polish, looking grood smile

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#20 08-30-2012 7:15 pm

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I finished the lip sync and I pretty happy with it... on to eyes and hands.

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