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Quain
04-11-2002, 08:24 AM
Well.. technically its not up yet... but will be, SOON! You can still go to our site @ Http://www.first.udsd.k12.pa.us and tell us what you think. I truthfully think, our animation is one of the best ones i've seen so far, but i think i may have a biased point of view.. I just wish it would have gotten finished for the animation deadlines. It seemed the animator couldn't finish it even with going to bed @ 3 or 4 am each night and still being at school by 7:30am. Heh.. O well.. I think you'll all enjoy it when I finially get a copy to post.

FizixMan
04-11-2002, 01:31 PM
I know what you mean, me and my fellow animator were working on the animation during the march break. We worked practically 14 hour days. I was up at 7 got to his house by 9 or 10, worked until midnight sometimes. Then we managed to fedex it on the friday before it was due. I made a personal note to get started on the animation a lot sooner than what we did this year.

Good luck next year getting that animation in on time. If you'd like a suggestion, try to start working on it early. You can draft up some ideas and storyboards about what to do. Either be it aboot FIRST or your future robot. Based on those storyboards, you could probably start modelling some of the props other than the robot (since you'd have no idea what it would look like). Maybe develop some good looking textures and develop your skills in IK, lighting, particle systems, dynamics, and other special effects.

Gilahacker
04-11-2002, 02:59 PM
Did you say 'animator'? As in ONE PERSON? Wow... I have to see this now...

-GH

Highland Class of 2k

FizixMan
04-12-2002, 07:36 AM
lol, we're in the same boat as you Quain, this year, it was just two of us animating, and I knew almost nothing of MAX. Since this is my last year, we'll probably have just the one animator working. I'm going to see if I can mentor him though from university.

purplehaze357
04-12-2002, 07:52 PM
yes...one as in uno or (1)...no plural involved Steve Viola has done the whole thing by himself...unfortunately noone else on the team knows max..and quite frankly steve knkows it too well...the scenes are soo complicated..its amazing i cant wait till u guys see it...i expect to have an updated website this weekend...depending on what Quain and i get done tomorrow...so check it out..itll be there...peace...joe

purplehaze357
04-13-2002, 06:51 PM
the animation will be on the royal assault website sometime this week...so give us a look..it will have its own link on the home page... :D

purplehaze357
04-20-2002, 01:19 PM
Its done and will be on th site tonite....