Croutons Art Thread

Discussion in 'User Created Art' started by Crouton, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Geezer

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    Far out! Far freakin' out!

    I stand in awe.
     
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    Crouton New Member

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    Thanks! I've been spending so much time on it. I'm happy with how it's looking so far, but still more work to do!
     
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    is it for a game?
     
  4. Crouton

    Crouton New Member

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    No, it's just an assignment for my 3D animation class. We had to build an environment from scratch and in the end hand in a 15 second video of a camera just panning through it. Before I started this I'd only really glanced at this software before. So it's been a huge learning curve.
     
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    This is an assignment for my 2D class. I'm really more into 3D myself. I love 2D animation, when other people do it. But I don't really like to do it myself. Next semester instead of continuing on with my 2D class I'll be doing two 3D ones instead. This is pretty crappy but I thought I'd post it anyway. Hand-drawn using traditional animation methods.

    (sound needed)

     
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    That was cute. Silly, but cute.
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    O.O I've never had that effect taking a photo of a bug before! ;)

    Neat little animation Crouton! Though it seems we've got to work on convincing you more strongly to take up the 2D mantel and become the "Ghibli" of Australia!
     
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    PerFolmer Citizen of Urth.

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    Holy crap that kitchen is coming along nicely!
    I'm impressed. I adored that animation as well. I always feel like a caveman witnessing fire for the first time when I look at these kinds of animations.
    Cool to see images come to life. I'd love to see more of this!
     
  9. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    Great stuff, Cru. I don't know how on earth you're managing to wrap your head around the 3D software but kudos to you for doing it. The scene looks wonderful.

    Of course, my personal preference is your little 2D animation (but then you'll already know that about me by now). The little beetle guy is cute and I love when it coughs up its heart. It was unexpected and it made me laugh! :D
     
  10. Crouton

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    Wow thanks for all the feedback guys.

    Eph, don't worry. Just because I'm stopping taking a 2D animation class doesn't mean I'm going to stop it altogether. I want to focus more on learning 3D and I want to work in 3D. But I want to keep developing my 2D skills as a hobby. I was even thinking of trying to do an Ernest Crumb walk cycle.

    Per, have you ever thought of trying some animation yourself? You certainly have the drawing skill for it.

    Overread, I'm afraid my heart is set on 3D.
     
  11. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    Great cartoon Crou... I lol'd :)
     
  12. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    I look forward to seeing your name in the credits of future CG films then. And believe me, I WILL be looking and declaring to disinterested strangers that "I know that woman!" ;)

    An Ernest Crumb walk cycle would also be something to see, I have to admit. :D
     
  13. Crouton

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    So I moved the camera along and oops, nothing out the window. So I'm working on that now, which is why it looks terrible.

    A few more changes since last time.
    -I added images into the scrolls. Just random Chinese writing stuff
    - I bump-mapped the floor, roof and back wall. Which basically means making them more textured etc. Hopefully you can actually notice it. It's supposed to give it more life.

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: Holy crap. I just looked at this on my Mac (I made it on my PC) and it looks completely different. So if anyone is looking at this on a Mac then... everything isn't supposed to be so dark. If you are looking at it on a PC then that should be about right.
     
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  14. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    This is pretty impressive, Cru. You can just see that a hell of a lot of work has gone into this.

    I wonder why they look so different on PC and Mac though?
     
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    wow... that texturing really made a difference! What are you going to put in the window?
     
  16. Crouton

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    Probably just sky and a wall.

    And macs have a different type of screen and colour spectrum to PC's. Sometimes when I look at the exact same image, side by side on a PC and a Mac some parts of the image disappear altogether on the Mac. The Mac is just darker which makes it harder to see some things.
     
  17. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    As a designer, you should calibrate your screen to get better results.
     
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    The Mac or the PC? I do most work on my PC. So I'm not going to calibrate that just in case it looks good on a Mac. And if I make it so it looks good on a Mac then it will look bad on a PC.
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    If they're both calibrated, they should both look the same. Personally I like dark photos and deep shadows, so I'm happy with my macbook pro (higher contrast).

    Another thing: do the windows computers have glass or plastic screens? That can make a difference too.
     
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    Crouton what you need is a Spyder
    http://spyder.datacolor.com/products/ (one of the Spyder 4 should be sufficient)
    or colour munki
    http://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?id=1115

    Either one has products which can be used to calibrate your screens so that they will show the same visual setup without variation (although you should be aware that ambient lighting will also affect the view you see so big shifts in your ambient lighting might make a difference in how the views on the screen look).

    It's simple to use and doesn't take too long to calibrate and the results will make balancing things a lot easier. Also because screens drift over time owning a colour calibrator is a worthwhile investment since you'll want to re-use it every few weeks.
     
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