Beginner Film:The Golden Egg

Hi,
This is my first film using computer-generated images. It was mostly meant as a learning project and I did indeed learn a ton from it.

I hope you enjoy even though it is quite flawed!

Anyone know a good book on character animation?

You can find the movie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue2XeY0tU50 or here: http://www.vimeo.com/6319660

Thanks for watching,
Jonathan

Can’t wait to watch it…just waiting for is to convert… :smiley:

i’m excited to watch this :slight_smile:
but uhh what’s this whole converting buiseness about:confused:

2winged: Vimeo has to do some sort of video conversion before you can view it on the internet.

Me too, but i think you have to sign up.
Vimeo sucks I don’t know why ppl not just use youtube.

Me too, but i think you have to sign up.

??? What do you mean? Anybody can watch clips on Vimeo. Like this one (try it) --> http://www.vimeo.com/4718477

Vimeo rocks I don’t know why ppl use youtube.

My thoughts exactly. LOL sorry I had to do that lol lol… No seriously, Vimeo offers superior quality than youtube.

it’s cause youtube has so many videos, i mean EVERYBODY uploads to youtube:no:
and i used to agree, but after this whole conversion mess i’m not so sure lol:confused:

Your nick reminded me of Jonathan Coulton :-)… I like fantasy things, will check the video once it’s converted.

Vimeo has better quality and faster loading times (considering the better quality). But since youtube has HD feature now I see no problem there… I noticed that vimeo is used by graphicians mostly, don’t know if there’s something that pulls artists towards it :rolleyes:.

But what I really hate about vimeo is the fact, that you’re unable to jump forward wherever it isn’t loaded yet. But I guess that this is just minor flaw… It’s probably better for server bandwidth, since it doesn’t have to respond to jumps in streaming.

What I don’t like about Youtube is they automatically mute your audio if they even “think” you used copyrighted music, at least Vimeo doesn’t do that.

Anyway, you need to make your video available to the public, right now it’s set to private.

Sorry! I didn’t realize it wouldn’t be converted quickly. It’s the first time I use vimeo.


I’m not really happy with the youtube quality but I’m not really sure how to fix it.

Thanks for your interest everyone!

A few shots form the film.

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AWESOME!!!

Whoa nice job! Love the dart gun and the iPod Touch and the little green dude is cute!

Hey, 20 thumbs up!

Thank you so much for the encouragement Robo3Dguy!

Is it normal for Vimeo to take more than four days for a video conversion??

jonathan its not because of conversion its because you have set the video to private, you need to go into settings or something and change it

on to video itself, its a well thought out storyline up till the end then i got confused why didnt you end up back on earth,

Yep your vid is private JonathanC, just go into the “Privacy” tab and change it to “Anybody”.

Actually, it is indeed visible to anyone according to the settings in “privacy”, if I’m logged in it says that it is still waiting to convert, otherwise it tells me it’s private! Vimeo is driving me crazy…

What I don’t like about Youtube is they automatically mute your audio if they even “think” you used copyrighted music, at least Vimeo doesn’t do that.Therefore, I recommend this website:http://www.cntianhonglaser.com

I emailed the Vimeo people and they let my video through to conversion, (it had gotten stuck). So here it is: http://www.vimeo.com/6319660

But since youtube has HD feature now I see no problem there…

Youtube’s ‘HD’ feature has not been confirmed as ‘true’ HD- it is just a higher quality than higher quality.

Vimeo is in ‘true’ 720p HD. Read