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    Low poly short animation - Miss Weather

    Hey guys, what's up? I just finished my low-poly short animation project. The story is about a girl who has the ability to manipulate weather with her necklace. You can watch it here:



    All modelling/rigging is done in LW. Animations are mostly from the huge CMU/CGSpeed library. I've only done minimal keyframe and kinect-mocap animating.

    Rendered in 3ds max/Vray. I think I butchered their nice professional renderer when I disable all matte reflection (because I could only give it 3 mins render time per frame...man...)

    The post-processing was kinda painful because I didn't realize I needed masks(I definitely needed direct-lighting area and possibly depth map next time.)

    The voice acting is from BTVA - casting call. They are some enthusiasts! I recommend you to go there if you ever need voice-over. Paid or not paid, they just love doing it!
    https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/casting-call/

    Please tell me what you think. What do you think about the low-poly design? I saw a lot of low-poly design on Pinterest. They look phenomenal!

    And what do you think about the story? I'm ready for some critics!

    Thanks for your time.
    Jack
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    Hi Jack,
    Your animation is beautiful, but why did you go through the added pain of rendering in a different package?

    All the best,

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    Wow. Great job!

    I think LW 2019 renderer would have handled this easily.

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    Agreed, you could even have got some edgework in.

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    Thanks for the replies guys! I have LW and 3dsm at the workplace. For many years, It was always my first instinct to model in LW and render in 3dsm. Lightwave is so efficient when it comes to modelling(I dont need to tell you that:P. Even my colleagues/boss are impressed!) and have the final render in 3dsm so anyone can modify it. In fact, I havent rendered in LW for many years but I guess I should give it a try!

    Thanks for the words and the courage!
    All the best.
    Jack

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    Great work Jack. I loved the story and the animation. The visual style really works well for this type of narrated storytelling. A simple and effective style that doesn't detract from the story but enhances it.

    I could see this working as a kids show on Nick.

    When's the next one coming? I want it now!

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    I loved the animation very much !!!
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    That was a very cute story!

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