View Full Version : "Animate a cube"
13-12-2007, 02:31 PM
Time to give life to an inanament object. Be it a cube, or a sphere or whatever. Just do your best to show a mood through a shape that shouldn't have any.
15-12-2007, 01:35 PM
:lame: Wow cant belive i finally got the modeling done. This was the most complex model i ever had to make by far. :lame: Looking forward to see some cubes come to life.
15-12-2007, 10:47 PM
A rig test. The playback is much slower here on forum then the actual animation.
15-12-2007, 11:43 PM
Hi all, just wondering if there is a deadline for this, just got done with finals and would like to join in!
15-12-2007, 11:50 PM
no real deadline, just animating for fun.
16-12-2007, 02:18 AM
oh ok, great! Well hopefully I can get some progress done here pretty quick, thanks!
16-12-2007, 05:03 PM
I join this time! Great work Lythtis!
18-12-2007, 03:47 AM
Hey Maggie, Maya is my animating tool.
Wicked Rig Lythis! What kind of deformer are you using there? I'm thinkin squash and stretch deformers for my cube.
19-12-2007, 08:14 PM
i am using a squash and strech.
20-12-2007, 05:16 AM
Here is a quick idea render test, the box goes nuts and like turns into like a ninja star hurricane of death! lol
i will try and make a better animation for an update, tell me what u think so i can modify it, dont worry i will fix it so it isnt inside itself or anything.
21-12-2007, 02:31 AM
This will be my entry. I must end it here cause i will be leaving the state for the holidays. I will still have access to the net so I hope to see some cubes up here.
Mr.Amazing- If u can get more cubes like that one and do something with the colors u can make a cool chaotic, psychodellic, trippy effect. make it blink real fast and add some lights, we all can have a seizure party. lol
Happy Holidays everyone!
21-12-2007, 04:12 AM
cool, i will try to do something nice... no promises! why is your box sad? it needs some friends.
22-12-2007, 11:17 PM
Hey BiG ToE-3DT I was just wondering, i have no idea of how to rig or do anything with Maya a part from animating, so I wanted to know if i could use a really simple rig, its a sphere with a tail, it looks exactly like the rig they use in animation mentor. Is that alright if i use it? or i really do need to animate one object only???
Hey lythtis, I like what you did with that cube so far, if admin dont want me to animate my rig, do you feel like sharing your square??? : )
22-12-2007, 11:58 PM
you can do/use whatever you want. Just have fun doing it.
23-12-2007, 07:44 AM
Here s a little animation, maybe i ll add some more actions into it.
Just found out about motion blur, i find it really cool : )
30-12-2007, 10:43 PM
Well this thread looks pretty dead...... Anyway here s my animation with my little tail thing. I m working on the sound effects now.
05-01-2008, 08:25 AM
Lythtis: It looks like a sad cube.... funny!! Please don't be sad little cube.....
Mr. Amazing: It looks like a Ninja's dart cool!!!
Bob Markey: It's so lively and cute *3* I like the music too.
05-01-2008, 02:50 PM
Lithtis - Nice rig test and animation
Mr.Amazing - Very cool interpetation and stylistic approach I envy artist like you.
BobMarley - Im jammin your music right now :-) Nice job as well I like it
07-01-2008, 12:33 AM
I decided to try another animation for this challenge today. Last night I made and rigged up a little juice box in 3ds Max. I got inspired by a pixar animators reel :-)
Here's what I have so far...
I think im gonna try and make a sneaky walk cycle with a cube next... That would be sweet..... a little juice box sneaking into the kitchen or something...
By the way if anybody wants to use my little juice box rig I made. I would be glad to clean it up and place it on Highend3d.com or something for everyone to use for a free rig to use in 3ds Max.
07-01-2008, 02:26 AM
good to see your back up and running Mike.
08-01-2008, 08:39 AM
Cute drink u have MikeYork.
I'm rigging cube now. Experiment with FFD Control Points rigging.
08-01-2008, 12:21 PM
First of all what I want is using box01 controlling the FFD control points of Chamferbox01. I don't want to expand the modifier during animate FFD, too troublesome.
08-01-2008, 12:24 PM
This is experiment of using Reaction Manager with FFD Control Points.
I can move the FFD CTRL points XYZ position, but what if Box01 rotate? The control points can't stick on box01.
08-01-2008, 03:37 PM
The red, yellow and blue boxes position are wired to FFD control points.
When I link the red, yellow blue boxes at the top to box01 (green color), the wiring lost and the top FFD control points expand.
08-01-2008, 04:27 PM
So I give up using Box01, but using selection center for multiple objects during animation.
08-01-2008, 04:55 PM
Hey don't give up :-) just try something new or different to get the result you are trying to achieve. It looks like your are trying something a little to tedious to get the result you are looking for. I made a little video tutorial for you hope it helps or sheds some light on some new ideas.
08-01-2008, 07:44 PM
Thankyou MikeYork. I'm too stupid, forgot using the LinkedXform and Soft selection.
Trying different modifiers:
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg105/maggieque1/challenge/c028e.gif http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg105/maggieque1/challenge/c028f.gif http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg105/maggieque1/challenge/c028g.gif
09-01-2008, 10:16 AM
My rig. The cube could stand up.
Cube after spherify, character design. Story post later. (attachment):
09-01-2008, 06:49 PM
you guys are really going to town with this. This is great. Never thought you could do so much with so little(a box)
09-01-2008, 09:44 PM
Wow whats going on, i havent seen a post for a week here and now its full, I m really glad to see people having fun with this. Hey Mike your juicy box is looking pretty cool, if it was with Maya i would love to animate it : (. And Maggie, oh my god when you ll start animating that box you ll be able to do a lots of stuff with it very cool.
I ll try to get maybe a new anim with cola during the next couple days.
This new version dont really have any major animation changes but I changed the sound a bit.
10-01-2008, 01:13 AM
maggie- taking a simple box to the next lvl. sweet.
bob- nice tail dude. it reminds me of tails from sonic
mike- sweet character animation with the ball dude. looks smooth.
all your guys skills make me look like an amature, oh wait i am one :p
nice work everyone. makes me want to work harder.
i like this one it looks like a ballerina
14-01-2008, 03:35 PM
Thanx for your comments :dance:
This was a great little challenge and I really look forward to the next one.
16-01-2008, 06:10 AM
A little story.
18-01-2008, 10:19 PM
Special rig for cube's face.
Daya wanna know how I do it?
19-01-2008, 02:31 AM
yes, I do. Are you some kind of max script wizzard?
19-01-2008, 06:36 AM
My dear big-toe, no script is used in this rig.
I used Composite Material and Reaction Manager only. Parameter Editor (Selected Object's Base Level) is used to create buttons.
When button is on, value is 1, so Amount 1 is 100.
19-01-2008, 06:19 PM
MaggieQue: your awsome.
01-02-2008, 04:45 PM
Cool work maggie. Thats thinking outside the box :-)
01-02-2008, 04:46 PM
When's then next challenge Im hungry :-)
05-02-2008, 01:34 PM
Thankyou MikeYork *3*
I swear I'll be back! 3dTotal is my home!!!
05-02-2008, 05:29 PM
what should we do for the next comp?
05-02-2008, 06:55 PM
Animate a boner.
Kidding..... Making a dancing banana!!!! :dance: :lurve:
A banana who likes to dance. :dance::dance::dance:
06-02-2008, 01:39 PM
I have a quick question
Are there any sort of Winner's or prizes/awards that are given out for these comps?
06-02-2008, 04:16 PM
well, I would like to say yes, but the big dogs wont give prizes to small comps like this one. If we could get more people to join, then, at least one prize could get tossed out there. As for winners, we are all winners, no, really, when we have more then 3 entry's, then I set up a voting thread, but lately, no one wants to animate, they just want to watch.
i like the idea of animating a dancing banana let's start.
ps Big Toe why don't you ask for a cintiq as a prize, i'm sure this place would be crowded by animators:dance:
made mr banana (http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj275/kaaskaas/mrbanana2.jpg) allready mr banana (http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj275/kaaskaas/mrbanana2.jpg)
07-02-2008, 05:48 PM
Wow, thankyou Thee, it makes me so excited.
07-02-2008, 07:07 PM
ok, lets get started on the next one. Thee, et your banna ready.
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