WIP reel for SF/Comedy short

I’m working on a five-minute short where an alien comes across a still-functioning Apollo moon rover and has himself a wild ride: http://vimeo.com/11956617

Opening myself up for critiques and recommendations (especially with regard to animating a tentacled character and adding low-poly craters to the lunar surface).

Some stills from the video are attached. Thanks in advance for anything you guys can offer.

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LOVE THE IDEA! Like what you’ve done so far and cannot wait to see the finished article

i especially like the part where the LRV roams around, it looks smooth!

@zeffii - I suppose you can see what I meant about the style of the rover – not intended to anywhere near as detailed as what you’re doing, but conveying the basic features of the vehicle.

Thanks for your comment on the motion! It took a bit of thought to create an general-purpose rig for smooth movement over the surface. Now if I could just sculpt some decent lunar terrain…

very interesting what you have done so far. The car’s ride looks very realistic. The wheels don’t slide even a bit. Also it seems to follow very well the irregularities of the terrain. I guess you used a curve Follow path right? The Alien looks good too. However I would add a mesh deform for more elasticity in its expressions. Good Job, can’t wait to see your final master piece ! :slight_smile: