Moho Animation Contest Entry: 5 (Painting)

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Moho Animation Contest Entry: 5 (Painting)

Post by CHIO » Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:38 pm

Hi all:

I am glad to share with this great forum, the fruit of my work in animation in the last month, reply to the FIRST MOHO CONTEST (see final note).

You can watch it here:

http://www.freepgs.com/chio/mohocontest/Painting.wmv

or download:

http://www.freepgs.com/chio/mohocontest/

I must to said, I enjoy very much with 2d animation. Moho able me obtain the dream of made drawing animated. Thanks that, one man can to do the job a lot of man in the past. And this is great.

Well…my short have a duration exactly one minute.

The work flow was:

- First the idea; then storyboard playing with painter and WACOM tablet.
- Second drew the actor (front, side, 3/4, etc.)
- I done 5 or 6 parts rendered with DIVX 5.0.5 codec in format avi.
- Then I edited all in ADOBE PREMIERE 5.0 music, video, and title and render to “wma” (very little weight in 320x240 format: 1,6 Mb).

Tips:

Basically I have used the great new features 3D and Actions. I made the room directly with moho (thanks to 7feet for help me), and the stair is a 3d object made with wings3d (great free app). I did the “painting” effect using mask and switch layers.

I hope you like and enjoy the show.

NOTE: please send me a reply if you can’t see the short or other problem.

Carlos F. Bergoglio
http://www.freepgs.com/chio

FINAL NOTE: really I view other moho contest in this
site http://www.dmic.org/moho/index-e.html
in June 2002 :D
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Post by bupaje » Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:28 am

Very nicely done. You must have some experience painting as your character animation seemed accurate as he checked his work while painting. :)
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Post by nobudget » Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:52 am

Funny, it somehow looked very much like a animation from a 1970's childrens' program. They all had those weird in-between animations for some reason and the animation and music were all quite "retro".
Character design is good but the walking could use some tweaking and the climbing animation could use some more frames but the complete animation works very nicely.

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Post by Nolan Scott » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:33 am

Really nice, beautiful paintjob, excellent transitions and sound.

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Post by Barry Baker » Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:52 am

Good, simple idea, and well timed out. Like nobudget, I was also strongly reminded of seventies children's animation - in particular the little shorts in Sesame Street ("This show has been brought to you by the number 5").

Good use of dissolves to edit the action, and while the ladder climbing is jerky, in a way it doesn't matter - you just want to get him up there without fuss.
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i Love it

Post by mwtoons » Fri Dec 03, 2004 3:07 am

Great Job. I love it!! My favorite so far I think. I am watching most of these for the first time, I can't see them on my Mac so I am onmy pc. I did notice the jerky ladder thing everyone was talking about but I liked the effect it gave. I thought it was intentinal. I hope to enter the next contest (Hopefully there is one). Anyway, Great job I like it.


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Post by CHIO » Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:49 pm

Hi: !!

Thanks for your comments. I have any responses for them:

BUPAJE.
"You must have some experience painting as your character..."
Yes...We have for childrens, and we lived in a lot of houses,
and then my wife and I learned to paint; but to animate this
short I record me climbing a ladder with our new SONY CAMERA
DSC72 and I record me climbinb. I have the clip. I send you
when I have time.

REINDERT & BARRY BAKER.
"seventies children's animation"
I haven't tried to draw this short looking for to seem this style.
But when I saw your repply I think: yes it is. Its right, specially
the wall's color, music and character walking at side or front as the
flinkstones or street sessame. I remember this little short to learn
kids letters or numbers...because I born in 1970 :)

NOLAN & BARRY BAKER.
"excellent transitions" / "good use of dissolves"
I loved this when I saw at first time after rendered.
I think this detailt in the storyboard.

REINDERT & BARRY BAKER MW RVTOONS
"ladder climbing is jerky" / "the climbing animation could use some
more frames"

Yes, I warned this effect. In front views, in moho we must animate
frame to frame, because the use of bones is very dificult.
But I would like to share with you one thought writed in
the excelent Mark Clarskson's book FLASH 5 CARTOONING:

"The first step to selling your cartoon is to get it out there.
There's a saying that 'perfect is the enemy of good enough'.
There's a tendency among all creative types to hold onto their
work forever, to keep reworking it, tweaking it, fidding with it,
forever, to say 'I want to make a little bit better before
I show it to anyone'.
Now, far be it for me to suggest that you shouldn't be critical
of your own work, that you shouldn't strive for perfection-
you should. But you don't achive perfection in a particular
cartoon;you build toward it over a body of work, by making
every cartoon better than the last. And you can't to do that
if you spend eternity working on that first cartoon.
There are thousands of first novels, songs, poems, painting,
and cartoons out there, hidden away in drawers, closets,
and shoeboxes full of floppies. In most cases, that's where
they belong, but the authors will never know until they let their
work out into the world for others to see, to criticize and,
posibly, to embrace.
Get it out there. You're never going to sell your work
while it's sitting on your hard disk...


MWTOONS
"I hope to enter the next contest (Hopefully there is one)"
I think you can get it !! I entry in your web page and
saw HEADING'S SOUTH: very Nice, drawing, song, etc.


Thanks for watching,

CARLOS F. BERGOGLIO
CHIO ANIMATION
www.freepgs.com/chio


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Post by Guest » Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:09 pm

BUPAJE.
"You must have some experience painting as your character..."
Yes...We have for childrens, and we lived in a lot of houses,
and then my wife and I learned to paint; but to animate this
short I record me climbing a ladder with our new SONY CAMERA
DSC72 and I record me climbinb. I have the clip. I send you
when I have time.
Here, you can download a clip recorded with MY SONY CAMERA. Here I am climbinb
a real ladder...

Cheers

CARLOS F. BERGOGLIO
CHIO ANIMATION
www.freepgs.com/chio
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