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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-26 21:30:19 Reply

At 5/26/12 08:35 PM, sandwich-eater wrote:
At 5/26/12 07:44 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: I can't remember, is it considered cheating to have a second artist(i.e a background artist) helping you out? 'Cause I'm pretty sure I won't finish my entire storyboard otherwise...
I suggest doing the ABC shot thing.

Ah, okay. thanks.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-27 14:37:03 Reply

can i call on any male voice actors volunteers? email me if interested. ive got the script ready.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-27 14:48:56 Reply

EItheR is the appropriate acronym for Elephant In the Room.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 16:06:18 Reply

Man... i know that it's because of the university but this round is going slow for me...

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 16:15:30 Reply

At 5/28/12 04:06 PM, DuDuL wrote: Man... i know that it's because of the university but this round is going slow for me...

We're all feeling school pressure. right now I'm working on some senior scrapbook for my english final.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 18:55:38 Reply

At 5/28/12 04:15 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 5/28/12 04:06 PM, DuDuL wrote: Man... i know that it's because of the university but this round is going slow for me...
We're all feeling school pressure. right now I'm working on some senior scrapbook for my english final.

Pixar?


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 19:19:42 Reply

OMG! June 7th is my BIRTHDAY!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 19:51:06 Reply

At 5/28/12 06:55 PM, BobyB64 wrote:
At 5/28/12 04:15 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 5/28/12 04:06 PM, DuDuL wrote: Man... i know that it's because of the university but this round is going slow for me...
We're all feeling school pressure. right now I'm working on some senior scrapbook for my english final.
Pixar?

yup. :)

It's gonna be a big leap from traditional to 3D animation(i.e. one whole "D"), but yeah, that's my goal.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 20:00:47 Reply

At 5/28/12 07:51 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 5/28/12 06:55 PM, BobyB64 wrote:
At 5/28/12 04:15 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 5/28/12 04:06 PM, DuDuL wrote: Man... i know that it's because of the university but this round is going slow for me...
We're all feeling school pressure. right now I'm working on some senior scrapbook for my english final.
Pixar?
yup. :)

It's gonna be a big leap from traditional to 3D animation(i.e. one whole "D"), but yeah, that's my goal.

Have you tried doing anything in 3D before? It's worth experimenting with (once NATA is over, I guess.) I've had to start learning Blender for school (which is a free 3D program, I should add, so you've really got nothing to lose.) Also having a good background in 2D like you do should make it a lot easier, because you only need to learn how to use a program, and not how to animate, because you already know that.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 20:47:40 Reply

At 5/28/12 08:00 PM, Pahgawk wrote: Have you tried doing anything in 3D before? It's worth experimenting with (once NATA is over, I guess.) I've had to start learning Blender for school (which is a free 3D program, I should add, so you've really got nothing to lose.) Also having a good background in 2D like you do should make it a lot easier, because you only need to learn how to use a program, and not how to animate, because you already know that.

I've made a few models in Blender and Autodesk Maya, and have done a little bit of rigged animation in Blender. I'm actually not half bad at the modeling aspect. i haven't really done anything crazy complex, though. Nothing more than a few hundred verts.

Interestingly enough, I somehow broke the free 30 day trial of Maya, and now it's sitting on my quick launch bar stuck at day 14 of 30. Basically, I obtained a free copy of a $2,000 program entirely on accident.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 22:04:23 Reply

At 5/28/12 04:06 PM, DuDuL wrote: Man... i know that it's because of the university but this round is going slow for me...

Same, in the other round i did everything i 3 - 4 days ... now more than 3 weeks

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 22:07:09 Reply

At 5/28/12 08:47 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: Interestingly enough, I somehow broke the free 30 day trial of Maya, and now it's sitting on my quick launch bar stuck at day 14 of 30. Basically, I obtained a free copy of a $2,000 program entirely on accident.

Congrats. It just goes to show that every now and then, good can come from computer programs malfunctioning.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 22:36:07 Reply

I am getting close to being done THIS IS SO EXCITING

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-28 22:55:22 Reply

At 5/28/12 10:36 PM, ExtremeFudgeMaster wrote: I am getting close to being done THIS IS SO EXCITING

I wish I knew how that felt.

Actually that's not true, mine's kinda coming together. I think I can finish by the 7th if I mange the rest of my time well. I just hope the story will make sense to people.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 03:00:48 Reply

Just under 10 days remaining...!!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 05:57:54 Reply

At 5/29/12 03:00 AM, NATA wrote: Just under 10 days remaining...!!

What the hell have I been doing for the last 15 days?!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 07:46:37 Reply

At 5/29/12 05:57 AM, sandwich-eater wrote:
At 5/29/12 03:00 AM, NATA wrote: Just under 10 days remaining...!!
What the hell have I been doing for the last 15 days?!

Eating sandwiches ? (sry i had to XD)

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 07:51:05 Reply

sadly i will hape drop out. Just today got news that i have to be away from town from 4 June to 4th July. Sucks.

I dont think i will be able to finish animation by this time. GL to everyone.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 08:20:44 Reply

At 5/29/12 07:46 AM, DuDuL wrote:
At 5/29/12 05:57 AM, sandwich-eater wrote:
At 5/29/12 03:00 AM, NATA wrote: Just under 10 days remaining...!!
What the hell have I been doing for the last 15 days?!
Eating sandwiches ? (sry i had to XD)

That's okay, I like it when people reference my name.

I've definitely spent more time eating sandwiches than working on this though. It doesn't help that I spend my spare time chillaxing instead of doing something productive.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 08:45:57 Reply

At 5/29/12 07:51 AM, Cenaf wrote: sadly i will hape drop out. Just today got news that i have to be away from town from 4 June to 4th July. Sucks.

I dont think i will be able to finish animation by this time. GL to everyone.

That's really unfortunate... I was really looking forward to your parts!

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 11:43:21 Reply

At 5/29/12 03:00 AM, NATA wrote: Just under 10 days remaining...!!

If VieRickend can pull off an awesome animation in a week, then so can I.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 13:36:38 Reply

At 5/28/12 10:55 PM, BobyB64 wrote:
I just hope the story will make sense to people.

i have that same problem, well i guess others must have the same problem

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 14:45:25 Reply

Prior to the tournament beginning, you mentioned a possibility of part of the bracket being switched to groups of four as opposed to the usual head-to-head. Is there any chance of this still happening? 'Cause I would definitely support it.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 15:30:45 Reply

At 5/29/12 02:45 PM, Emrox wrote: Prior to the tournament beginning, you mentioned a possibility of part of the bracket being switched to groups of four as opposed to the usual head-to-head. Is there any chance of this still happening? 'Cause I would definitely support it.

That sounds interesting. How would it work?


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 16:28:33 Reply

At 5/29/12 07:51 AM, Cenaf wrote: sadly i will hape drop out. Just today got news that i have to be away from town from 4 June to 4th July. Sucks.

It would be nice if you enter at least what you had completed so far.

At 5/29/12 02:45 PM, Emrox wrote: Prior to the tournament beginning, you mentioned a possibility of part of the bracket being switched to groups of four as opposed to the usual head-to-head. Is there any chance of this still happening? 'Cause I would definitely support it.

It's too late to implement this now, but it's entirely possible for next year's tournament.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 18:29:56 Reply

This week is going to be insane.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 22:08:08 Reply

I'm officially half-way done!

uh oh

To be honest, I thought making a 77 second animation would be quite a bit faster than this.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 23:04:06 Reply

alright, just gotta animate it now. 9 days left. right.

i don't know why, but my ARM IS SHAKING

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-29 23:21:26 Reply

At 5/29/12 10:08 PM, Emrox wrote: I'm officially half-way done!

uh oh
To be honest, I thought making a 77 second animation would be quite a bit faster than this.

I hit that a lot too. Every time I think a shot is going to be easy it turns out that there's something trickier involved that takes me a bit longer to do :I

So sorry for the delay in posting stuff, I was hoping to get at least one article written per week but work's got me busy :<

(that being said, I'm editing the next post, it ought to go up within the next hour!)

Also, did anyone have any topics they wanted for some UNWARRANTED FEEDBACK? If I don't know enough about a subject I usually have an idea of where to look

Upcoming topics:
-Charm in motion
-Why drawing anime is bad

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-05-30 00:48:05 Reply

and here are 2 posts!

http://munchymedia.com/nataguide/a-winner-is-you/
No methods/techniques here, just pointing out that you're awesome.

http://munchymedia.com/nataguide/carpal-tunnel-stretches-ver y-important/
I saw some comments a couple pages ago talking about shaking arms-- please take some time to do these stretches if your hands and wrists are cramping up!

Again, any requests on topics are more than welcome!