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Pip the Robot: Trapped

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Jul 10, 2012 | 6:16 AM EDT

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As this is a video submission I can't put a link on the robotday logo but I'm supposed to make it go here: /collection/robotday2012

This is the 3rd episode of Pip the Robot and this one is a follow up to 'Button'

Pip is trapped in a room based on 'Relativity' by M.C. Escher which possesses some weird gravity. He's being monitored by a couple of Robots in a control room. What are they doing? Just one more mystery for Pip to solve... although he has no idea what's going on.

I was working on this cartoon before I made Button but preparing the room took a very long time so I slotted button in as a prelude. Go and watch Button first so you have an idea of what the Button 'does' although it's not essential.

I've made this one longer than the previous 2, however when I started it Pip still couldn't change his facial expressions, although I have since refined the design and next time you see him he will be expressive!

I'm Excited to have this finished in time for Robot Day and I hope you all like the character, there's loads more I can do with him. For an insight you can like Pip on Facebook at which I update regularly.

Pip will return in Noirbot, which is currently in the pre-production phase.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I quite enjoyed this, atleast the look of it was nice. Some things bothered me though...

Namely that the gravity program that ran didnt seem to take effect unless the round room and that i wasn't sure exactly how it was running, whether it was on or off. Perhaps a little more detail into the purpose of somethings being activated couldn't hurt.

While this looks like a big job, and it had a great presentation the mechanics of the robots environment seemed a bit rush. The robot fell down the stairs and i was like " Uh hang on a moment, that felt a little stiff, as if falling involved no form of rotation with the exception of the bouncing."

I wish i had your skill of a 3D animator, would be awesome to be able to make my own movies like this. Not sure if anyone has said it yet, but the start felt a little like portal with the single eyed robot. I'm not trying to be rude seeing as it is a beautifully designed piece of work, but i felt like it had a little more potential. It was smooth, shiny and fresh out of the packaging, also refreshing seeing as a lot of animators dont work with 3D very much on newgrounds.

I liked it and i'll be watching out for the sequel. Again, not trying to be rude, was just pointing out a few things i noticed, but for the tremendous effort of doing what you havem you get 4.5/5 from me.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful animation. Normally I dont write reviews, but your good man. Pixar/Dreamworks good. Keep it up dude.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Real good dude, looking forward to the next one!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Your sound is off by a second or two prior to the action. May want to check that for the next animation.

Other than that, it's very cute.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Keep at it. Writing something without dialogue is one of the hardest thing. The best thing you can do is to keep going, trying new things, flexing your creative music until you find your groove.

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