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DK's ERECTUS

Post by DK » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:08 am

Hi all.

I'd like to now share this file publicly. It's a pilot for a TV series produced in the old road runner style with a twist. It took me 4 weeks to create including music. Comments are welcome.

http://www.wienertoonz.com/ERECTUSMOV.zip

Cheers
D.K
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Post by Rasheed » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:25 am

That was sooo funny!!!
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Post by KenW » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:35 am

That was goood! :lol:
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Post by DK » Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:35 am

Thanks for the nice comments. The animation process was very intensive with only 4 weeks to work with.

D.K
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Post by chucky » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:33 pm

Wile -Dinosaur that was really entertaining.
Loved the backgrounds especially..... ding ding ding.
Hate to think what that caveman had for breakfast, a Jurassic pie floater maybe? :P
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Post by DK » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:09 am

Hey Chucky....went to your website and LOVE your stuff mate ;)

Cheers
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Post by spoooze! » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:11 am

Good stuff! Liked the squash and stretch on the dinosaur.

Where did you find the sound effects?
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Post by DK » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:50 am

Hey Spooze.
I gathered them as free files from sites around the net. I did alter them in Soundforge before I used them just to be on the safe side.

http://www.wienertoonz.com/soundfx.zip

Enjoy
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Post by Genete » Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:53 am

My two sons enjoyed it a lot! Congratulations! I like it now more than first time ;)
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Post by DK » Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:48 pm

Thanks Genete...that makes me very happy to hear.

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Post by jahnocli » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:07 pm

Excellent! Well done!
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
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Post by fiziwig » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:05 pm

Brilliant! (Ba-ding-ding-ding)
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Post by DK » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:28 am

Thanks Fiz...actually...since you joined the forum you have given me the inspiration to start animating again....no kidding.

Thanks
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Post by magicwand » Fri May 02, 2008 4:13 am

That is wonderful animation, could you please provide some info on the workflow you used to create it.
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Post by DK » Fri May 02, 2008 4:42 am

Hi Magic.

The workflow was a bit unusual due to the lack of script. I did not create a storyboard for the cartoon but just made a short list of gags and basically strung them together.

I break all my characters up into switch layers:

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For the legs I create switch layer groups. One group will consist of two layers for each leg in a walk cycled, the other group is for still standing positions so that I can stop and start the walk cycles at any place on the timeline.

To Animate I simply drag the main character layer around the screen and create keyframes to establish key positions so I end up with what looks like a still picture moving around the scene totally without arm or leg animation a this stage. After I am happy with the positioning I will start animating the other bits like walks and arm movements to match where the character is on the screen.

Happy to answer any questions.
Cheers
D.K
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