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:iconangelco7611:
@03:29omg i cant wait im majoring in compute animation and we have to use maya watching this just makes me all the more eager to work ~
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:iconmr-brici:
@07:22love the soundtrack
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:iconchandy-man:
@03:23sweet animation dude
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:iconroku-mastrashi-021:
@02:53how do you come up with this?:)
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:iconroku-mastrashi-021:
@00:50wow where did you get the idea ? i love it:)
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:iconoibyrdsdds:
@02:58I really REALLY enjoyed that :clap: well done!
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:iconmylarha:
mylarha Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:25Good video!!
I am very surprised!
O.O
your you did a very good work! ^^
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:iconmicronmaster:
@02:16Great Reflection detail!!!
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:iconkuryree:
@03:06Wow, great video.
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:iconborn2livelife:
Born2LiveLife Sep 23, 2009   Filmographer
@02:05Yes!! FALCON PUUUUUUUNCH is SOOo involved here!! ;P
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:icongyroxopex:
GyroxOpex Aug 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
@01:46I like the music!
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:iconborn2livelife:
Born2LiveLife Sep 24, 2009   Filmographer
Ahahahahahahhhh!!! :D
I do stuff like that sometimes. That phrase just really hit me.
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:iconartencot:
@01:25but,stay on the path of light,you will find the darkness in you,and then you must fight it,or lose your soul
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:iconartencot:
@01:00do not stray away from the path of light,you may find truth,but you will also find darkness
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:iconartencot:
@02:12that reminds me of a dream i had where Sora & Riku were fist fighting
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:iconandroidgirl:
@02:29When I first saw this, I thought he was hugging him. I expected the black one to have a change of heart. I was really surprised by the ending.
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:iconmoi-dix-jasdero:
Moi-Dix-Jasdero Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:06This is great animation! i love the mechs! Good job
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:iconlethe-gray:
lethe-gray Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
@00:25Nice use of the Black Mesa Source music... Permissions? or are you working on that project?
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:iconguitaristburke:
guitaristburke Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@02:43i can almost hear him say, "what have i become?"
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guitaristburke Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconxiov:
@00:54Very Impressive, I really love the dynamic posing you have created with the models and the use of lighting to really offset it. Possibly one of the best shorts I've watched on DA.
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:iconreojisensay:
@01:42Again, a little help with the sound.

First off I couldn't figure out where to put this, but the footsteps are going to be at different volumes depending on how distant the camera is.
That can be helped by having the video be separate from the rendered video and then added on later with Premier or After Effects or something.

Keeping that in mind, the smack with the ground seemed overpowering and didn't work at all well with the music (which I would suggest changing after all the jerks and swings start happening)
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:iconinnov-azn:
Innov-Azn Jul 23, 2008
@01:35It's so amazing how much 'expression' you can put into it, without actual faces showing expression. It's wonderful, great job!
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:iconmattfallsshort:
@03:09nice this is awesome
how you do it
ah i could never do this
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:iconnalusa:
Nalusa Jul 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
@01:18I'm not sure if it is Deviantart or the program, but there is a spot in the beginning where it feels like it chops up a little, right as the robot touches the ground. Other than that, its beautiful.
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:iconkaitlinthegreat:
KaitlinTheGreat Jul 23, 2008
@01:57OWNED
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:iconshaolinwolf:
shaolinwolf Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:18I love your attention to detail! Especially in the reflections!
I like the design of the characters(robots, I assume?)
I was not expecting any type of action scenes so you startled me. It looks great!
Nice movements and viewpoints. I love the panning of the camera to get a better angle of the poses!
The only thing I dislike about this is that it is a bit too dark for me to see exactly what is going on. The illumination helps though.
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:iconlancekatre:
lancekatre Jul 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
@01:41Cool...I like the light versus dark thing you've got going here.
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:iconnickelpat:
Nickelpat Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
@01:23The new robot looks like one of those ones from Honda :P Yes, lovely music. The best animation I've seen in quite a while.
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:iconkuroku2:
@00:17Amazing! Do you use Blender or Poser? I love how you rendered the movements! They were great!
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:iconrap1993:
rap1993 Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:39it reminds me of conti/atmsk from flcl, cool animation!
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:iconfalka0:
@01:51those beautiful wings :clap: like newly born butterfly! :aww:
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:iconshortsonfire79:
shortsonfire79 Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:48woah woah woah! what just happend? Like...B*** slapped?
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:iconshiroryu927:
@00:01Simply beautiful. My webbrowser doesn't do it justice... There are so many strong feelings about violence and artificial intelligence, and of course, the classic theory of life a a construct. You really infused mechanical form with humanoid motion and sapience. Masterfully made. Well done.
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:iconnightshade-black:
@00:18Awesome. May I ask what animation tools you used, and what you used to render the video?
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:iconmrllamaman:
MrLlamaMan Jul 23, 2008
@00:03Just amazing!
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:iconakatosh888:
Akatosh888 Jul 23, 2008
@01:15Awsome!!! You have a futur in animation i tell ya!
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:iconemmejay-fwz:
@01:12Reflection under the shadow. :heart: Surreal
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:iconpenderin:
@02:45You do an exceptional job conveying emotion and thought with just body language.

I feel a bit sorry fr the White Robot here, because he was curious and awakening to a new environment, he finds his only company, who immediately tries to harm him. In his desire for self preservation he kills his only companion. He leads him self to an existence of solitude, a he realizes he has just killed another. Its almost like you can see it on his face as he ponders the blood.
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:iconpenderin:
@01:04I think your animation is great, but just wanted to comment about this annotation. Head and upper body movement is really dependent on the person. Many people walk with out head movement, though most of these people have had some type of regimented training. I.e. Military or police, often Drill and Ceremony dictates a type of walking that does not allow the head or shoulders to bob up and down at all. So that the head stay at a constant level as they progress. So walking in regards to this, is really just a matter of your environment and experiences.

Outside of that, I'm not sure if it's my connection or not, but for a bit the steps don't match the foot fall sounds.

I'd love to see the animation developed more into a few more shorts. Your works says "there is more here" to me, and makes me curious to see what the "more" is.
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:iconjdeighan:
jdeighan Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@01:28wowsers
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:icontsuna43:
Tsuna43 Jul 23, 2008
@03:03Nice Detail!
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:iconevinawer:
Evinawer Jul 23, 2008  Student General Artist
@02:37Incredible, incredible!! You're the best 3D cretor!! >////<
To my faves!
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:iconumbreontbh:
@03:15That was amazing.
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:iconsythiar:
sythiar Jan 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:37Otherwise the walking animation is great, but in these few seconds he's slipping over the ground. I just thought that this was worth mentioning. :)
As I said, otherwise you do a stunning job.
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This was completed in about half a semester as my final project for Animation 1 at Rennsellaer Polytechnic Institute.
It's my first serious attempt at doing anything complex in Maya.

The goal of the project was to emphasize gesture and animation of humanesque forms. Any critique on quality of animation or things that could be added would be appreciated. =)
(PS: I do realize it's too dark. For some reason uploading on Deviantart kills the video quality and darkens it slightly, so that the secondary prenumbra on the spotlights disappears. It's unfortunate, but I can't find a way to fix it as of yet.)

All credit for the music goes to Joel Nielsen, who was awesome enough to let me use some of his uploaded demo-tracks as background. =) I think it adds a lot to the piece.
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Kodoku by ~pathen is a magnificent animation, with amazing lighting, timing and acting, but whats most interesting to me is the depth of subtle details and hints about what lies beyond the brief glimpse we get into this world. ( Suggested by keepwalking07 and Featured by Marker-Guru )
:iconamericaiuno:
Good animation!
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:iconangelco7611:
@03:29omg i cant wait im majoring in compute animation and we have to use maya watching this just makes me all the more eager to work ~
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:iconmr-brici:
@07:22love the soundtrack
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:iconchandy-man:
@03:23sweet animation dude
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ohhellno520 Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
@03:29FUCKING SWEET!! =D
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:iconeppoif1:
@03:29:icondragondrink:This....is..... ABSOULUTELY OUTSTANDING!!!!
Serious mind blowing light vs dark. :popcorn:
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Darkness-the-nobody May 5, 2010
This is a really great and awesome film, great graphics, but the only bad thing is that I have seen it pausing everytime because it was like '3 seconds of viewing the film and 10 minutes of loading'
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:iconroku-mastrashi-021:
@02:53how do you come up with this?:)
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