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yaschan
03-10-2009, 11:54 PM
This is my first short animation movie made by Lightwave.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLDq9kN-ncg
However, I'd love to hear your comments.

lwanmtr
03-11-2009, 03:13 PM
It's a decent start, though I do have a few comments....

The trailer didnt really tell me whats going on..there's usually some idea of who the hero is and who the villain is and a bit of an idea of what the story is about. I didnt get any of that.

You seem to have different styles on different shots..mighta just been the youtube compression..some seemed to have toon shading and others soft shading.

I did think the harsh light of the tunnel (or door) was cool..but the guys face is lit fully when he turns around.

Overall, as a rough previs for the trailer, it looks decent :)

Anyway, hope I wasnt too hard. Hope to see more.

yaschan
03-11-2009, 09:09 PM
Thank you for your comment!
Yes, the youtube's compression is heavy.. I try to find a way to upload higher quality version.. How? I followed Youtube's instructions and did exactly as they told. Result? No HQ option, video is spoiled with compression artifacts and it the movement is jerky..

My idea was that the mostly the characters have toon shading while airplanes have a bit more realistic shading. I'm not sure whether it really works or not, but I thought it would be a fresh.
For the sequel I will choose more interesting way though, I thought about compositing real pencil illustration on top of Lightwave work..

There is a higher quality version here:
http://www.hanamiweb.com/video/dreams_of_blue_teaser.mov

Im really glad to read your comment.

lwanmtr
03-11-2009, 10:17 PM
mixing the toon and regular can work if you do it right...do alot of still in different situations to make sure the styles dont clash.

tried to load your video and it just hangs saying 'waiting for reply'