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Demeter

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« Reply #40 on: 08-19-2006 21:01 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2006 21:01 »

Wow! I love it! So much more, I don't know, cleaner(?) than most 3-D Benders that are around!

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TOTPD!

Show

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« Reply #41 on: 08-20-2006 12:35 »

Thanks a lot for the positive feed back guys.   When I feel there's some interest in what I'm doing it really helps to motivate me.  I' wanna get this done as quickly as I can for you guys.  I've run into some hard times trying to sync him to the music and look natural but it's my first time doing it so I think after I get past this hump it'll pan out more smoothly.

 
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Originally posted by TriggerHappyJim:
I think I prefer your model to the show's. There's something more slouchy about his posture on your model which suits him well.
I'm flattered, I think perhaps the difference is that I animate at 30 fps (the show's often at 12 fps) and I've really been trying to maintain benders weight by shifting it from one foot to the other and tilting it at the appropriate times like people do in real life.  That'd be my guess. either way, I'm thrilled to hear that you like it.

 
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Originally posted by Professor Zoidy:
Who are you? Do you secretly work for the government Futurama 3-D staff in your spare time?
haha, I wish.  I'm just a bum community college student entering my Junior year.  This piece alone with a few others I'm currently working on are going towards my portfolio, which I plan to send out to a few different art/animation schools this fall in hopes that I can catch a break. hell, perhaps I'll even send my reel to rough draft studios, it wouldn't hurt... unless they got on me about recreating copyrighted material.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #42 on: 08-20-2006 18:16 »

Hmm, perhaps we'll encounter each other in the far off future, even if it's a slim chance. I plan on going that direction for a job. Or, by then, I may change my mind about what I wanna do. Whatever pays good's good enough for me  laff
Show

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« Reply #43 on: 08-20-2006 19:08 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2006 19:08 »

That'd be cool, just do what you like and you'll find that, because it's where your heart's at, people'll pay you a lot to do it.  I do this because I love to animate and by chance one of my professors recommended me when he was offered a job and now I'm rendering cars in 3d for $18 an hour, which I don't expect to settle for my whole life but at 20 years old, I can't complain.

Anyways, been workin on the animation all today, it's not much but I find it amusing;
 


The animation's still a little rough, I'll end up polishing it a bit more before the final render but hopefully you get the idea. lemme know what you think of his moves.

PS. I finally hit frame 1000!!!

then again, if I animate him dancing throughout the whole song I'll end up with over 5,500 frames. D :
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #44 on: 08-20-2006 21:03 »

Ah,, the joys (and difficulties) of making Bender, or any character for that matter, dance. It's quite amusing, and it's one of the only things, heck, it is the only thing that I ever wait to load completely on my obsolete and slow computer and love to replay a million times while it's loading. That means it's really catching my attention and intrigues me.
Fry1077

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« Reply #45 on: 08-24-2006 09:01 »

Looking good Show, amazing great job  big grin
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #46 on: 08-24-2006 12:29 »

Wow. You never cease to amaze me.  smile
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #47 on: 08-25-2006 20:34 »

*whistles*
wow. that is SO cool stuff.
*clicks camera*
Fryman28b

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« Reply #48 on: 08-27-2006 21:12 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2006 21:12 »

great job on the animation! Are you gonna make any other models and do a short film, or just seeing what you can do?

Show

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« Reply #49 on: 08-28-2006 23:37 »

Thanks a lot for taking the time to download and watch the previews you guys.  It means a lot to me. I was starting to think peel had forgotten about me.

Fryman, I made fry before (http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/4-001231/).

This is just seeing what I can do, I've studied a lot lately and this is the first chance I've had to really put a lot of that knowledge to use.  As of now I just plan on animating him dancing for my demo reel.  After that I have a few original shorts I've been meaning to address.  When I finished fry I didn't intend on making bender but look where I am now, so who knows, I can't say this is the last futurama charater I'll recreate.

On a side note, my job has picked up lately, I haven't had much time for bender plus I'm just having a tough time getting the transitions right but I'll be back with another preview asap. Thanks again for letting me know what ya think.
Gopher

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« Reply #50 on: 08-29-2006 14:32 »

Forgot about you? PEEL never forgets, though sometimes the older info gets lost in the archives.

The animation looks great, Show. Can't wait to see a final render. I know what you mean, my work has been keeping me busier than usual lately as well.

Making things worse I just moved into my first house this month. I used to spend sunday mornings working on hobby projects, but now I have yard-work I have to get done as well, and I haven't gotten any work done on my own projects in weeks, except for a few stolen minutes here and there expanding design docs.

:sigh:
Show

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« Reply #51 on: 11-06-2006 22:16 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2006 22:16 »

Thank you gopher, I appreciate the acknowledgment, I hope things around the house have settled down since your last reply.

just a little re-introduction, feel free to skip over.  I was pulled away from bender and animation altogether for awhile while I worked on The Allegory of August.  With that finished (or just getting sick of working on it) I've picked back up on bender.  I need to get my portfolio out before the end of the year and with this not being the only thing I wanna finish I'll just be tweeking the animation I've already roughed (most of which you've already had the chance to preview) and rendering that out.  I've got about 1200 frames done, so I hope to have roughly 40 seconds of finished bender footage within the next month.

In the mean time I'm happy to say I have something else to share.

Over the summer I recieved an e-mail from a college student, jahue.  He has access to some really cool equipment at his school and contacted me about using my model of bender's head to experiment with making a physical model out of computer generated objects.  I agreed to let him use my model on the condition that I get a few of the excess test pieces.  To my great pleasue, he was true to his word and a few weeks ago I recieved 4 copies of my model in true 3d   big grin


aside from 3d I also do work as a hand model.

Apple Tea

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« Reply #52 on: 11-07-2006 01:42 »

Wowsers, that's ridiculously awesome!
Fry1077

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« Reply #53 on: 11-07-2006 01:51 »

Ooh cool, can you send me one  tongue
coldangel

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« Reply #54 on: 11-07-2006 04:25 »

That may well be the greatest accomplishment of all of human endeavour.
Bendersucksfry

Bending Unit
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« Reply #55 on: 11-08-2006 20:22 »

man this will change life for futurama!!!!!!!111
coldangel

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« Reply #56 on: 11-08-2006 20:26 »

yeh kool dood11!!1
Show

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« Reply #57 on: 11-17-2006 01:15 »

I've held out on you guys long enough.

Sorry for the terrible quality but I'm sure not everyone feels like waiting to download futuramam fan art.  Click it, tell me what you think, watch the volume it hasn't really been edited (note the lack of foot steps).
 http://media.putfile.com/bender-animation-rough  http://media.putfile.com/bender-animation-rough  http://media.putfile.com/bender-animation-rough
Fry1077

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« Reply #58 on: 11-17-2006 01:35 »

hmm the video isn't loading for me. Damn my retarded internets, my tubes are clogged  frown
Show

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« Reply #59 on: 12-12-2006 04:23 »
« Last Edit on: 12-12-2006 04:23 »

Alright, alright, so there's a particular difficulty to sharing animated fan art.  Hopefully youtube changes that.  this is a better resolution, funny enough I also think it's a smaller file.  Imagine that, I'm learning a thing or two about proper formates.
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l78FrVYWtSU
RS 2thou

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« Reply #60 on: 12-12-2006 04:33 »

awesome, I wouldn't mind knowing how the properly animate in 3ds max.
I like it how it looks like a proper animation from the show
coldangel

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« Reply #61 on: 12-12-2006 05:36 »

How the heck did you make that?!
Fry1077

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #62 on: 12-12-2006 18:16 »

Thats so awesome. Looks like you managed to sync the dancing to the music. Amazing job.
ZoidZoid

Bending Unit
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« Reply #63 on: 12-13-2006 00:04 »

incredibly fantastic! 
Show

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« Reply #64 on: 04-20-2007 07:44 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2007 07:44 »

So in light of getting a new digital camera I was playing around with creating HDRI's.  The benefit of doing so, for me as a 3d artist, is that I can capture lighting and environments and then project them onto digital objects.  So just to toy around with this technique I decided to create an HDRI of my room and comp my bender model into a photo of my table.  anyways, enough talk:



And a higher res close-up HERE
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #65 on: 04-22-2007 10:31 »

Well, you sure fooled my eyes for a second. I thought it was a real Bender figure. Great video as well.  big grin
Pazuzu333

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« Reply #66 on: 05-01-2007 12:50 »

Those are amazing! You are very talented
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