Snowman animation: Fighting the Slide

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Snowman animation: Fighting the Slide

Post by Og » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:10 pm

Just finished a little animated short.
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DOWNLOAD the Movie

Visit the Development Website

Enjoy.

-Og
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Post by Vince » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:54 pm

Amazing, Steve. I thought the short was hilarious (I love the barbell gag) and the music was great. Kudos on this project, it looks like it paid off. :D
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Post by Muffin » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:54 pm

Haha, so well done! A funyn story, beautiful put through - I love the feel of the design and colors, also great job on the expressions. That house in the background makes me wanna go there. Supernice. :) What kind of program do you use for this sort of animation?
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Post by Og » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:04 am

Vince - Thanks for the compliment! It's nice to know you guys like it.

Muffin - Ah, the house. Just set dressing, but it's about my favourite part! Here's a better look, if ya want:

DESIGN:
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RENDER:
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To answer your question, I'm using 3dsmax.

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I really appreciate it!
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Post by wendy w » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:54 am

Ooh.
That was really good.
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Post by Muffin » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:59 am

Ah, thanks Og! :) Nice close up, and I just love how you rendered that one, it's so smooth. I wanna live there (for a while). ;)
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Post by fizzgig » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:00 am

wow! amazing job. very clean and professional. how long does something like that take to produce?
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Post by Og » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:15 am

fizzgig wrote:wow! amazing job. very clean and professional. how long does something like that take to produce?
Thanks, fizzgig.

How long, lessee... I work in my spare time (after wife and children are asleep, and when I'm not in Horrible Crunch Time at work) and so the going was slow. Took about 4 months working on and off - SEP - DEC 2006 - sometimes a couple hours a week, sometimes 6 or more hours in an evening. Luckily had a little help from a couple of guys on the animation and snow effects or it would never have gotten done.

I love answering questions and talking about this stuff but there's also a lot of information you might find interesting, including more sketches and work in progress, at the dev site.

I'm glad you like it. :)
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Post by campy22 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:13 am

ahahah
This is awesome, and that render of the house is so cool!
NICE JOB Mister Og!

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Post by AmericanNinjaX » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:19 am

This is a beautiful short, Og. I love the expressions the snowman makes and I have a deep appreciation for the deviation from standard corn nose coal mouth snowman faces. This made your character more expressive and laughable.

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Post by Mikael P. » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:46 pm

oh! I am connecting aliases now.

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Post by Coffee and TV » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:01 pm

Awesome!

Your snow effects are especially nice.

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Post by Kazu » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:55 pm

Very nicely done, Steve! And I really like the model of the house...
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Post by Og » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:12 pm

Pascal - It's very nice to get an "AWESOME" from you!

AmericanNinjaX - Thank you. I wanted him to be different than your average snowman. Originally his mouth was going to be a bunch of coal bits like the one in Pixar's Knick Knack. In the end, I'm particularly glad I made a proper mouth instead, complete with teeth, so he could grunt and pant and smile.

Mikael - HA! See you at AnimWatch. :)

Coffee and TV - I'm glad you like those. Funny, the snow effects are simple little things that really took a lot of time to tweak and get just right. I'm glad I put the energy into it because they make a big difference. If anything, I wish I had added some craters under the barbell... Ah well. I'm really glad you noticed!

Kazu - I'm very happy you like it. Yeah, I like the house, too... It'd be a nice place to live. Or maybe visit...

Thanks, everybody. It's been a lot of fun to get this positive reaction.
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Post by Coffee and TV » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:46 pm

In my opinion, it's the little things, like the divots in the snow, that really make any "realistic" animation come to life. I'm really impressed with how well you did it in the 3rd dimension.

The models are also awesome, the snow just caught my eye.

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