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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


sonicGPsonicGP

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 12, 2010

OMG

awesome (Y keep making movies like that



x3ph34rx3ph34r

Rated 4 / 5 stars May 12, 2010

Pretty good.

It was pretty good. Extra cred for having 3-D rendered animation. I laughed when Barney went from singing to shooting that blast from his mouth. Some of the movements were a bit blocky though. Maybe not blocky, but robotic. It wasn't bad though, especially for being only a minute and a half long.



BigbadguyBigbadguy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 12, 2010

awesome

hell it was about time someone burned barney to ashes
sweet animation, sweet design but a bit short



RaptorVenomRaptorVenom

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars May 12, 2010

Not bad

But it could of been a little longer..



JathaJatha

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 12, 2010

Awesome

About time someone killed Barney

Gundam Fighter G RULES!!!