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Old 16-11-2010, 05:35 PM   #46
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How would you achieve anything for the TechnoMage without some sort of vfx proxy/stand in?
As others have stated use body language to communicate what is happening. To use Star Wars as an example a force push is just a hand gesture and arm lift that causes the enemy to go flying. Or was there any question Vader was choking the guy in the Deathstar, because it lacked a special visual effect?

Many anime have the protagonist do a wild series of hand gestures with a talisman, often ending with their hands crossed in front of their face, and then have the opponent suffer some horrible effect.

If the defenders reactions are timed right it should read fine. Have at it.
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Old 16-11-2010, 07:11 PM   #47
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Agreed, telekinesis is a viable option for a technoMage. So my wording of "anything" was a bit too broad. However, from the description provided:

-walls of light can block the strongest of attacks
-rain will scorch the land with fire
-explosions will come forth from the gestures of my hands

I should have been more specific in saying that without being able to do proxy vfx of some sort, the idea may not come across as clearly or as grandiose. In no way am I saying it can't be done through body language and staging, however.

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Old 16-11-2010, 10:17 PM   #48
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well the good news is, we get to play with an extra 500 triangles, so, you could use these tris to create a basic and simple "shield" of some sort, if that is what you needed.
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Old 17-11-2010, 04:45 PM   #49
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nice

deadline ( date ) for upload final animation ?
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Old 17-11-2010, 08:56 PM   #51
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Old 18-11-2010, 01:59 AM   #52
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Here's the rig for the girl. Starting the bull guy's rig soon.
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Old 18-11-2010, 06:51 AM   #53
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Here is a simple 360 turn on the two poses of the two characters...Friday night animating starts

@Buzzy: Very nice rig hope to see the horned guy soon
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Old 18-11-2010, 09:22 AM   #54
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nice work Vrednia go on like it

p.s. thanks for the dead line details info
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Old 18-11-2010, 09:39 AM   #55
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Buzzy: Pff Looks complex enough for me. Anyway, I'm easy to impress since I can only use biped and the skin modifier Hoping to see your skills in action! (in the character section too )

Vrednia: Oh yeah, I like the poses very much!

I thought about entering here aswell, but then I thought my animation would probably be about a dude who kills the other guy in the first second of the animation, and after that, he starts to do the peck dance for the rest 5 seconds. And I'd use the extra 500 tris to model 3 lowpoly girls who starts to dance behind the character, and make a human pyramid at the end!

So you guys are better off without me
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Old 18-11-2010, 02:03 PM   #56
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Has anyone got some recommendations for tutorials on rigging? I'm nearing my wits end with all these basic ones that leave you with nothing but questions.
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Old 18-11-2010, 02:42 PM   #57
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nice idea Cordero
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this tut may help some people
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Hey guys! I just joined this forum, hoping to be part of this team. I am a first year student, I tried a little bit of rigging and animation before, but I hope this will be my first more serious project.

I started rigging earlier tonight. So far I have the reversed feet set up.
I am now looking for some hand/skinning tuts for Maya, so if there are any suggestions I would appreciate it.

I'm thinking of animating a Shadow vs War General, with some heavy weapon (general) and ninja (shadow) action.

I hope if I finish on time I can join your team and put the 3D Total logo on my animation?

I also have course work to do so if I do not finish or produce a poor result I still want to do it to learn. So I would be thankful for any suggestions, tips, tricks etc.

Thanks guys, and good luck to all. I see some nice stuff being produced already. Like the first turntable Vrednia. Waiting for more
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This is an early WIP meant just to show the finished rig and test out through animation that everything is working ok with the rig.
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