My Entry for "Steve and the Alien Contest"

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My Entry for "Steve and the Alien Contest"

Post by neeters_guy » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:48 pm

Here's my entry for Incredible Tutorials "Steve and the Alien Contest" mentioned here: Win a free copy of anime studios 8

It's not finished so it's technically disqualified, but I wanted post it as a wip anyway. It was great fun and fairly easy too, particularly when all the shots are worked out already.

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Re: My Entry for "Steve and the Alien Contest"

Post by cheyne » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:33 am

Nice Neeters - what a great idea for a tutorial as well. I will have to give this a go at some in the future. Wish I had the time now, would be nice to score a free copy of version 8!
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Re: My Entry for "Steve and the Alien Contest"

Post by Víctor Paredes » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:50 pm

Great work, Neeters. It looks like a fun contest and you made a wonderful job, surpassing the teacher by far.

Since it's WIP, I will take the freedom to give you a couple ideas to improve the animation. When the character is chewing, the movement stop too suddenly. That makes the idea the character didn't finish to eat his bites. A couple more slower chewing would help to give a better sensation.
The other detail I think would make a difference, is to have the truck doors quickly waving when are open. Several forces are over the doors, the truck up and down, the velocity, the air passing, etc.
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Re: My Entry for "Steve and the Alien Contest"

Post by neeters_guy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:10 pm

Thanks for the comments and valuable feedback. They might inspire me to actually finish the piece! :)
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Re: My Entry for "Steve and the Alien Contest"

Post by 3deeguy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:01 am

Great stuff!
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Post by InfoCentral » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:00 pm

Looks tight
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Re: My Entry for "Steve and the Alien Contest"

Post by neeters_guy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:56 pm

Thanks for the comments. This version adds another 14 seconds. Also replaced the soundtrack and tweaked the animation of Steve chewing and the van doors swinging.

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Re: My Entry for "Steve and the Alien Contest"

Post by neeters_guy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:39 am

Here's my final entry.



Here's a sketch I used to create the characters (never ended up making the side view).

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Even though this just under two minutes long, there are almost two dozen shots. It was a terrific learning exercise to be sure. There's was more stuff I wanted to do/fix, but basically I had to just wrap it up.

Thanks for all the great comments (and all the great techniques I learned here).
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Re: My Entry for "Steve and the Alien Contest"

Post by gregino » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:37 pm

Great entry Neeters guy !
I don't understand the people who disliked your video, they should 've explained their choice in the comments...
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Re: My Entry for "Steve and the Alien Contest"

Post by awalker » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:19 pm

Great entry. Been a fan of your work since i've joined the forums. Loved your pokemon parody short. With respect to the other contestants I believe yours, gregino, joofville are among the best submissions imo. Congrats & good luck.
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