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K everyone, Ive been laboring thru the tuts. and keep getting distracted with

maintaining the relationships in my family and other software and work.

This translates into not having learned too much A;M stuff.

I have however made this little animation.

I uploaded it to my metrocast free webspace via an ftp I downloaded.

I hope it can be viewed.

its titled the sad sack

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Hi Tony!

 

Sorry, no joy for me. :(

 

It took about five minutes to load (broadband 650k) then nothing happened. :blink:

 

Quicktime seems to be the preferred format for the forum as it can be viewed by PC and MAC users.

 

You may also want to post a lower format/more compressed version for the dial up users.

 

I'll check the thread later in case the problem's been solved.

 

Cheers

 

Mike

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So sorry

 

Right click "the sad sack" and save to target

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I meant "save target as"

I did it both ways, no luck. I have COMCAST cable.

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Got it Tony! :D

 

Left click to take you to the website screen (shown below) then right click on TheSadSack.mpg

 

It doesn't run on my quicktime player. Nero required a plugin for sound but I would have to pay for it! :(

 

Internet explorer was given as a possible program to view but this only showed a torn quicktime emblem and no video or sound.

 

The good news is that it worked in Windows Media Player and WIN DVD. :lol:

 

It took about four minutes to load on broadband, which is ok but bear in mind that dial up users may not be willing to wait 45 mins or so for download.

 

I strongly recommend using quicktime, low res and medium compression for a WIP as you'll have more viewers to critique your work.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers

 

Mike

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Tony.

 

This is good work for your first animation.

 

Sound track is well chosen.

 

I feel the sack could use more animating, until the last few seconds it looked like an inanimate object with all movement coming from the camera.

 

You could add slow movement such as having the sack look slowly from side to side. You could also make it look like the sack is crying with a slight rocking motion. Maybe a combination of both suggestions would help.

 

Once you've added a little more life to the sack you won't have to rely too much on camera rotation. Don't ditch it all together though as I think the slow zoom in/out worked well.

 

Nice work Tony, hope the suggestions help, I'm sure you'll also come up with more of your own.

 

Cheers

 

Mike

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