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Here is my contribution.

 

I used an action for the hop cycle, but then couldn't figure out a way to go to pose in the choreography. I ended up using another action to turn the character around. Not ideal, but seemed to work.

 

Feedback appreciated.

 

Movie_Test1.mov

 

--Tim

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The action for turning around seemed to work quite well. I really like the model, and the moon-like low gravity motion.

 

A couple of very minor suggestions or "quickie" ideas to consider:

  • In the walk cycle, when his left foot is about to hit the ground, it is slightly ... jumpy? I mean just before it hits the ground. That's the one place that seems to jar me slightly out of the illusion of low gravity.
  • Sound! I have 2 suggestions for sound. One is for when his feet hit the ground, maybe a brief scrunching in dirt kind of sound. The second is breathing, as if he's breathing through a ventilator, almost Darth Vader type breathing, but slower and with a bit of pause between breaths.
  • A cute and easy little gag is maybe at the end have him look at his watch, maybe right after the toe taps. That might mean adding a watch onto the model.

You've got a really nice entry!

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Thanks for the feedback, Chris.

 

I adjusted the hop action. I found that I had some hold keys on the hips that would pop out the left leg. Should be a little smoother. Thanks for pointing out.

 

Now that I have a little more time, I've added the watch animation . Need to add to the model.

 

Great ideas about the sounds. I'll try to record some effects this weekend.

 

Latest WIP attached.

 

YourName_0000.mov

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Added some much needed sound effects. Again, thanks for folks reviewing and commenting.

 

Calling this one done-done. :)

 

Lots of fun. The tone is a Quindar tone as used in Apollo (so says the wiki).

 

Movie_Final_Sound.mov

 

Getting the zip together now.

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Wow! It looks WONDERFUL! You have a winner! (Though it wasn't a contest, per se.)

 

I'm a little surprised how much the sounds added to it!

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I'm glad I waited to post my comments until after you added the sound.

Perfecto.

 

Very nice. :)

 

 

I really enjoyed seeing your wireframe also. Thanks for that.

You've got a really nice economy of splines.

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Hi Tim,

 

That's a great astronaut!

 

I'd like to talk with you about modelling another one for me if you have the time.

 

Please email me at sodonnell@turbogorilla-software.com

 

Thanks!

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