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Be4uask30male... Think you could do more stuntmen?

Posted: Mon, 26th May 2003, 12:09am

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I don't know how long it takes you to animate them (if I knew how, I would), but I'm wondering if you could make more stuntmen variations with the guys wearing suits? My buddies and I are on the verge of making a Matrix film (aren't we all), and there's going to be a big brawl similar to the burly brawl in Reloaded, but with a lot of Agents instead of clones (I'm not that quite good yet). Though I don't have any specific animations in mind yet, I guess just make some Agent looking guys flying around as many ways as possible ... if you've seen Reloaded, you know what I mean. We don't have any access to wiring, so any parts where the Agents are whacked away from the crowd have to be CG.

I have access to 3D Studio Max, but unless there are 3D Agent-looking models that come with biped structures, I really can't animate them myself. And where would I find Agent models anyway?
Posted: Mon, 26th May 2003, 12:13am

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MechaForce

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You're asking for a lot. You're not going to be able to make a burly brawl scene with 2d images.
Posted: Mon, 26th May 2003, 12:16am

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Mecha,
All the Agents will be humans doing choreographed fighting. The CG will be one or two Agents flying off in wide shots, or real quick up close shots during the fighting. Very little CG will be used, which is why I'm only requesting 2D animations. But, like I said, I don't know how long it'll take someone to animate a person, so if it's a lot of work, don't do it. I can go without a few shots.
Posted: Mon, 26th May 2003, 12:27am

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dude, if you have 3d max, you don't need to worry about rigging as long as you have something called Biped. all you have to do is take your character model (easy to find on the net), and line up the biped model with it. It takes a grand total of two minutes, and then you're good to go.
Posted: Mon, 26th May 2003, 12:45am

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Aculag

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Why can't people do something original? I understand the want to do effects from movies like the matrix, but seriously! You can still do cool effects without it being a blatant copy of an already exsisting scene/movie.
Posted: Mon, 26th May 2003, 1:06am

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Kyeju

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Aculag I couldnt agree with you more. I do like the idea of matrix fanfilm but do something origional. The fanfilms that arent supposed to be parodies end up looking like parodies because all the use is this Matrix steriotypical formula...

Good guy in black w/sunglasses + agent guy in suit w/sunglasses x cityscape x bullet time special fx x rob dougan music = good movie...

WRONG! Theres a little thing called plot which the matrix is full of. That is the part of the matrix that people should be remembering. I admit that I am making a matrix fanfilm but I actually have experience before making the endeavor. Also if you can ask me what my plot is and come out thinking its not origional I will give you a token.

ALSO I am sick of all of the f***ing bullet ripple posts. I will all your ripple effects myself at the expense of 100 force points for god's sake. Tarn, Malone, Schwar someone please put a we cant do a bullet ripple plugin right on the community page.

WWhew had to vent.
Posted: Mon, 26th May 2003, 5:51am

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Aculag

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I think Obi must have seen this topic and read my post, that or we have the same thinking about things, because there's a topic now dedicated to asking why people have to make copies of the newest movie. I don't think most of the people who use Alam are very creative. Also, people tend to rehash old plotlines (ie. taken from the movie) and they also like to use lines from the movies. "Dodge this" and "Lots of guns" are some local favorites. I was going to make a star wars movie last summer, but there were fires in my area so our shooting location was closed, but I had a whole script written out. An ORIGINAL script. None of this "Aren't you a little short to be a storm trooper" nonsense. GRR!! Irritating.
Posted: Mon, 26th May 2003, 1:14pm

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Rating: +2

Star Wars Sterios --
"Wipe them out all of them."
"I sense a great desterbance in the force."
"My young padawan."
Double Bladed Saber
ENDOR IS EVERYWHERE
Face Paint
Duel of the Fates
Storyline goes something like this...
Jedi crashes on forest planet while trying to evade imperials. Sith lands, calls his master on hollow communicator and says "Yes my master." Jedi and sith get into fight. Jedi wins stabs sith. Jedi takes off cue episode II love theme. CREDITS.

Matrix Sterio's--
"Dodge this."
"Guns lots of guns."
"Hello Mr.______"
Bad fight choregraphy against agent.
Never seen in the Real World
Gun fights with no bullets shown hitting the walls.
Guns have no recoil.
Bullet time used at a total non dramatic moment.
Rob D Clubbed to Death, Lobby Scene Music should not be used ever again.

Avoid these at all costs.
Posted: Mon, 26th May 2003, 10:33pm

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I got an idea... how about people don't worry about how I'm making my movies, or how anybody is making their movies. I have no intention of putting this online, so it's just for the sole purpose of having fun, doing something new, and showing my friends and community what we have done. Why the hell would I want to worry about drama, ORIGINAL plot, and all that other bullsh*t when my friends and I simply want to make a fun, humorous rip off of an already cool movie? Where I live, nobody makes fanfilms, so it's cool for us to try to rip off big movies. I'm not trying to be the next big director in this online community, so I really don't give a crap about originality. Hmmm, maybe I should make a new thread about this. It seems you people are too worried about how others are making their movies. I requested a plugin, not plot tips. Some of you guys need to get out of your parents' basements and grow up a little.
Posted: Wed, 11th Jun 2003, 10:09pm

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blank wrote:

I got an idea... how about people don't worry about how I'm making my movies, or how anybody is making their movies. I have no intention of putting this online, so it's just for the sole purpose of having fun, doing something new, and showing my friends and community what we have done. Why the hell would I want to worry about drama, ORIGINAL plot, and all that other bullsh*t when my friends and I simply want to make a fun, humorous rip off of an already cool movie? Where I live, nobody makes fanfilms, so it's cool for us to try to rip off big movies. I'm not trying to be the next big director in this online community, so I really don't give a crap about originality. Hmmm, maybe I should make a new thread about this. It seems you people are too worried about how others are making their movies. I requested a plugin, not plot tips. Some of you guys need to get out of your parents' basements and grow up a little.
yeah what he said except... im tredding on untread ground on this site this summer making a (cant tell you) lol lol film! by the way where the hell have you been aculag?! lol