Short animation: The Enlightenment

I made it in blender (why, of course!) with a cool model, ludwig, to study and learn more about animation.

I learned a lot about it and have enjoyed making the movie. I hope you also would enjoy watching it.

Any criqitues, comments, suggestions, etc. are welcome. :slight_smile:

P.S. I know I forgot “en” in Enlightenment, but I’m too lazy to fix it there… :stuck_out_tongue:

http://savefile.com/files/219002 for people that can’t view movies on youtube.com :slight_smile: Enjoy! And no, it’s not a higher resolution view… it has the same dimension like youtube do.

Edit: http://www.dm07.net/blender/theenlightenment.blend <— get the .blend file and see it for yourself about how I did all of those stuff. :slight_smile: Including the world settings, light settings, etc. :slight_smile:

i cant do youtube, would you mind posting for download? A good site is savefile.com . You can upload files for free. Thanks, Cant wait to see it
peace man
Drew

No problem, I will do that tomorrow and edit my 1st post when it has been uploaded.

Thanks very much dreammaster, look forward to seein the short

Lol, very cool. I liked it a lot, especially the kneeling.

Good job.

greenlig

The walkcycle needs a little tweaking, but hey. It’s good that you learned a
lot, and the result is VERY nice! Nice lightening effects too :slight_smile:

Nice!!

I remember you mentioned this on IRC, and it blew away all my expectations. great stuff indeed. I especially love the light flicker :smiley:

Nice! Great mood and character motion!

It is fun for me to see how people put Ludwig to use. Makes me feel that the hours I put into him were worth it. So thanks for sharing! Keep it up!

Thank you everybody for your comments/criqitues. Yes, I agree that the walkcycle needs some work, but not bad for my very first path-based walkcycle with stride method so I’m quite safisied that I have came this far. Although, I was working on it a lot then I figured out that I better let it be and move on. I can get more practices in later animations… perhaps with ludwig again if sketchy doesn’t mind. :} Soon, I’ll learn how to rig and make my own models with rigging system, but for now… ludwig does the job (in other words, I’m too lazy).

I love the light flicker too! XD

Anyways, for people that haven’t noticed… I have added the opition to download the movie at savefiles.com because apparently, youtube.com doesn’t work for everybody. :slight_smile:

ah crap, it wont play…just get a white screen(must have the wrong codec)
anyway, thx for posting it for donwload anyway!
peace
Drew

Very nice !

Can you share some of your techniques ?

How does the sphere emit light?

How did you create the red and white “sky” ?

btw, if you’re looking for more rigs, I’ve collected links to all the best ones in my “Best of Blender” thread.

Mike

Use VLC… it plays almost ANYTHING! :wink:

Isnt that only for mac?..i tried to download it from the site, and im pretty sure it was mac only…

I have it on windows… so I’m pretty sure that there is win version of VLC. :slight_smile:

For Mike_S: Perhaps I will share my techniques someday… although, I’m not sure how I can do that without writing 1000’s pages of the information so I think I’ll just share the .blend file for everybody to see. :slight_smile: However, I don’t know a decent site that I can upload a .blend file to without any problems… any ideas?

Couldn’t you post the blend on savefile also? If not, try megaupload.com

I use 4shared.com.

Gives you 1gig free space.

I like it because it will give a direct link to the file’s download page, unlike some of the others that load 2-4 pages loaded with huge graphic ads.

… you still have to wait xxx seconds (usually not more than about 10).

Mike

oh, thanks…:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Good news everybody, I’ve managed to get my website back up… it was messed up after selling my domain name. So, I have added the .blend file link for you all to see and see how I did stuff so I don’t have to write 1000’s pages just to explain what I did. :smiley:

I’ll post the link here in case people are too lazy to scroll back up for some reason…

Link: http://www.dm07.net/theenlightenment.blend

Link doesn’t work. (404 file not found)

Mike

Oops… it’s supposed to be http://www.dm07.net/blender/theenlightenment.blend

My apologizes. :slight_smile: