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May 10, 2010 | 7:58 AM EDT
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Q: WHY IS IT SO SHORT?????

A: The assignment was to make a 15-30 second demonstration of a character animated in an environment. If anything I went beyond this because mine is over a minute and has some kind of story. It would have taken me a lot longer (and a bigger file size) to do a more fleshed out story, but that was not the requirement of the assignment. I did get an A though :D

I had barely used Maya when I first started the 3D Animation class at the University of the Arts. The first project was to take something in real life, like an action figure or what have you, and model it. I chose the Burning Gundam because I had a Master Grade model of him, but I was just gonna model the head for the hell of it. It was alright, kind of funk looking. Then I decided I would use that head on a full character, but you know, not the ENTIRE Burning Gundam, that'd take too long...But I caved in and made the entire body according to the specs in the model's manual and remade the head so it would look better. I enjoyed the results so much that I decided to use him in my final animation for the class. I needed to have a character with skin weights though, so I chose another copyrighted character: Barney!

I believe it was back in February when I first started building the Gundam, so it's been a loooong process of learning, trial and error, and experimentation. I still enjoy 2D animation but I would love to continue to learn more about 3D

Modeled, Rigged, and Animated in Autodesk Maya. Some UV mapping too (The calfs were tricky)
Textured in Photoshop
Composited in After Effects

Reviews


TogmeisterTogmeister

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

One detail

Great but the hand wasn't glowing at all nor did it have the kings mark BUT this is still tops.



TarteviantTarteviant

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Woah...

Crap... Barney was awesome for like 2 seconds before he died.. Nice animation.. hopefully you revisit this in the future and make it even better..?



urzza-kangaaurzza-kangaa

Rated 5 / 5 stars

GUNDAM FIGHT!

READY! GO!

(windmill gundam ftw)


Chakra-X responds:

YEEEEEES. WINDMILL/NETHER GUNDAM


reaper910reaper910

Rated 5 / 5 stars

burning barny a classic lolololololololololololol

i pwn you stupid noob lolololololololololoolollol

XD very hilarious



AfterBurner9901AfterBurner9901

Rated 5 / 5 stars

lol

I love you, you love RAARRHHH!!! Lmao best vid ever