3D Artwork: Calypso: Mercenary Parrot

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  1. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Well, in case anyone's been wondering where I've been of late, this is a little taste of what I'm working on.

    I categorized this as "3D", but really it's a little bit 3D, a little bit digibash, a little bit animation.

    Anyway, this was the first animation test that I did (err..at least the first one I'm electing to share ;) ) for the robot-parrot character from my animation, named Calypso, who, strangely enough, is based almost entirely on the vintage Convertors toy, Calypso. Go figure ;) 

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    He's not going to actually show up for a few episodes, so I'm probably not going to expand on his rig too much yet, but I bought a brand new MOC toy to use as his model, and I HAD to get right to work as soon as it arrived!

    Feedback certainly welcome :) 
    D/L
     

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    GFH The G Squad

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    Dude, the fuck?

    I think my brain melted. How the crap did you do that?
     
  3. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Thanks! I think that's about as positive a response as I could hope for!

    No magic tricks, just a lot of man-hours and a blend of techniques borrowed from stop-motion, digital art, cell animation, and other tricks from here and there.

    That said, my work flow has gotten pretty tight, so this only represents probably 8-9 hours of work. But given how many characters and such I'm building, it's still a long road ahead...

    Thanks so much for the kind words!
     
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    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    Mmm-hmm. Yup. This speaks to me. Do more! I am imagining a page filled with these typs of gifs on infinite loop just bouncing around like the world's best screensaver.
     
  5. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Oh there's a LOT more coming.

    I'm slowly by slowing producing a super-robot animated web-series. Calypso here is actually the 7th character that I've rigged and animated so far (If you look hard enough, there's a video of a "Stealth Spider" floating around the boards as well)

    I DO like these animated gifs as a way to share the character designs while also showing off a little bit of the animated-personality, so I think I'll definitely keep sharing in this format.

    I think the next on my to-do list is to create and share a .gif of the transformation sequence of one of my main protagonists.

    Anyway though, I'm VERY appreciative of the feedback and support, so glad you like the widdle-birdie!

    D/L
     
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    Added a thumbnail now that the world is back to normal :) 
     

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