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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


Kensuke2548Kensuke2548

Rated 5 / 5 stars

YES!!!

"I love you, you love BAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!"

LOLZ ROFLcopter OMG!!!!

That was too funny!! And yay that barney dies!!!

Good animation man makes me want to re-watch G-Gundam.
Great job 10/10 5/5



JackSkullSlingerJackSkullSlinger

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic!!!

my favorite gundam of all time vs the one tv show character that just needs to die. i think i've fallen in love with your 3d animations @.@



JigokuSaviorJigokuSavior

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Epic, always hated Barney and got what he deserved

IMO, I always thought it should be called ahining/burning hand/fingers/palm. How can you call a skill that uses your whole hand a 'finger', don't even try to explain bad localization/translating calls, that's just plain stupid.



dumbdung1dumbdung1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best Gundam Ever!

When I was younger I always watched that show, and now it just got better!



TwistedClownSoulsTwistedClownSouls

Rated 5 / 5 stars

WOW

Thats the best vid work I have seen in a while. Everything was so crisp and clear as well as the sound effects for it. Keep up the great work and hope to see more of it in the future.