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    Question dance workflow???

    Seriously: the sense of mass and momentum all the characters have is really excellent. Czech Republic, right? I visited Prague a couple years ago and there was a surprising amount of local animation on the broadcast stations.

    ERRRRrr, how DOES one 'choreograph' something like that??? Did a choreographer have live talent do the dance as a reference???
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    Very fun Boris. The dance has a real kid feel about it. Great job.
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    I'm from Zagreb actually. I did the choreography directly in messiah, there was a 22 frame cycle or something like that so I set all relevant curve channels to repeat. Basically I had to animate only those frames to get to the initial dance move. Later on I had to work on the curves a bit to make them move but this was also tied to the animation cycle. There was also some scripting involved which let me animate only certain items and the rest of them followed the motion in some way. Also there was mixing of forward and backward kinematics. Special expressions were used which prevent IK pop from happening.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeric_synergy View Post
    Seriously: the sense of mass and momentum all the characters have is really excellent. Czech Republic, right? I visited Prague a couple years ago and there was a surprising amount of local animation on the broadcast stations.

    ERRRRrr, how DOES one 'choreograph' something like that??? Did a choreographer have live talent do the dance as a reference???

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    Congratulations! I like very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Goreta View Post
    I'm from Zagreb actually.
    Coincidence: I JUST (yesterday, xmas) watched "Fiddler on the Roof" and noticed it was shot in Zagreb.

    Directly w/o any reference: I'm even more impressed. Was the dance choreography invented by you, or was it dictated by the agency?

    The design of the kids is so appealing. I bet this is a big hit for the bank.
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    Yes, I have animated the dance directly without any reference. When you continuously look at the animation cycle you get all sorts of ideas about dance moves after a while. So I just added those ideas and there you go. If I had a real choreographer I am sure the dance would look great but it would have taken me much more time to animate. This is why the dance moves don't look professional, they are rather childish but they fit perfectly with the actors.

    I'm also very satisfied how the kids turned out. As I said before I designed them and then was asked by the agency to take it further in the more modern direction regarding haircuts and clothes which was a good move.

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    Really, really well done...

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    Looks very nice and funny Boris !
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    That was funny..I fell in love with those characters,really good job!

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    Congratz Boris, Top notch! Really loved watching a couple of times
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    Boris,

    Great work. Thanks for sharing tools and process in creating this animation.

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