SunGod vs KingIike75

Discussion in 'Animation Arena' started by SunGod, Feb 20, 2017.


Who wins?

Poll closed Feb 27, 2017.
  1. SunGod

  2. Kingike75

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  1. SunGod

    SunGod A Virus

    Aug 20, 2016
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    Theme: Trains
    Time limit: anything goes
    Due Date: 3 Days
    Sungod's animations (Note: I hate swivel it had to convert my video without any sound rip)

    (With Sound <----------)
    Kingike75's animation

    (Note: think I did pretty decent, it could've used lens flare)

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  2. Kayas

    Kayas The Indolent
    Animation Leader

    Dec 2, 2014
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    Okay, so after watching both animations, here's a short analysis for your short entries.

    The animation was fluid and nice, which was present in your previous MBR. On that topic, like your last MBR, an interesting concept, and again, executed poorly. There was barely any action, despite the set-up of action being better and present in yours as opposed to Ike's, giving an empty and anti-climactic feeling. I should mention that your attempt at rigging and facial expressions far exceed Ike and were done well. The text, while animated nice, presented and added nothing to the animation. It took up around 5 seconds worth of time that could've been used to be animated. Albeit I did like the appearing weapon (despite not being used) and the word "kill" glitching in. Lastly, an explosion to cap things off seems like an easy way out to end it off. With all these points and the fact that the gap between this MBR and your previous one is far too short, with only a couple of days going in-between them; this comes off as rushed. Next time, reflect, take your time, improve and stun us with a better MBR.

    Wow, I feel a sense of deja vu when typing this out. Likewise with the last MBR involving LionPie, whilst he has interesting ideas with poor execution, you have a lack of any idea or plot but with better execution, in my opinion. I like the initiative in your animating of clothes and hair to simulate the breeze coming from atop a train. Like the aforementioned point, yours is the opposite of LionPie's. Really, the characters themselves were stiff with no rigging or expressions and was just as barren, if not, paling in comparison, to LionPie's crazy. glitchy, text filler. You had an attempt at combat which was nice and I can honestly see more effort put into this than the former.

    So overall, LionPie needs to take his time between MBR's and focus on improving before jumping head-first, and Ike needs to work on his execution of ideas and not make things so stiff and stale. You both can really learn from each other's points that I've listed; it'll benefit you both. In my opinion, Ike won by a hair, so he gets my vote. Grazie=-e to the both of you.
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  3. Shulkle

    Shulkle Remembered as the worst fight animator

    Jan 7, 2016
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    If you have to, go grab a separate symbol or sorts and try aligning there, then put em on the train.

    I say that, but I'm still voting for Kingike.

    While Sungod's anim felt really interesting with the unique sound and environment, aside from that, I didn't really see much to offer compared to Ike. Great ideas,
    just gotta work on fleshing them out, and possibly adding a little more than that kind of ending. Ike felt like it had more into it involving a fight on a train, the momentum of the shell, and even the wind intro. Like jpg said, try adding more expressions of sorts and a little of minor character movements to express emotion. For instance, the final blast on SunGod coulda given him something aside from blink_0.

    Nevertheless, nice job you two~
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  4. Maniac

    Maniac A Maniac

    Aug 20, 2015
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    Both of these animations were pretty cool. They leave a lot to be desired but good job to you two. I'm not gonna say much but...

    Light, I love the way you animate and put that glitch stuff in your animations, it's really appealing to me. You have the potential to make things that are outrageously good, but you just gotta strap down and put in a little more work. In short it just seemed a bit lazy but you know what you're doing for sure.

    Ike you surprised me with your part honestly, you're getting better but the major issue you have in your animations is that it's stiff most of the time. Also sound design was a bit iffy.

    Overall Ike seemed to have put more effort in and I enjoyed it more. I especially liked the fact that he moved the hair and clothes on his character to go with the wind, that attention to little detail is what really sold me.

    It was a pretty tough decision... but my vote's gonna have to go to Ike.
    #4 Maniac, Feb 20, 2017
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  5. Miles

    Animation Team

    Jan 11, 2010
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    Bravo! I like it alot!

    @SunGod : Your rigging has improved since my fight with you; you managed to pump out a decent chunk of animation for such a short timeframe; could have helped to make the train a tad larger though, I was entertained!

    @KingIke75 : Also nice, try adding a few slow camera pans here and there to keep up the flow, also slowing down and adding more frames for the text could work out well in your favor too.

    My vote is going to have to go to King, his fight was more engaging and held my attention.
  6. Neil

    Neil "Oops"

    Jan 23, 2012
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    I'll start off with KingIke.
    First off, get a different font, those letters are too close to each other and it makes it hard to read the dialogue.

    I will give you props for the turtle shell thing, I haven't really seen anybody do that with a maple character before, but that compliment is overshadowed by the poor execution.
    And what the hell is this?
    Couldn't you have, oh I don't know, looked over your animation before converting it?
    Also, is the lack of emotes thing just a joke? Putting emotes on characters does not take that long.
    Your camera work is bad as well, it's always too zoomed in and whenever the camera finishes shaking, it never eases out of it, it just stops.

    SunGod more than 3/4 of your animation is completely useless text and the parts that aren't useless just irk me.
    Now...I don't hate memes, but this is just stupid.
    What's the joke here?
    Why is there some random advertisement behind him?
    You should really rethink your abilities because if it's to be a walking advertisement, that's not only useless, but it's not funny either.
    I wish there was more I could say about your animation, but there really isn't. It's just a meme for the most part. It almost seems like you didn't even put any effort into the animation, I could at least see some kind of effort in Ike's animation, but this looks like you did it all in one day because you forgot about it. So much for taking this one seriously, I suppose.

    Not voting.
    #6 Neil , Feb 20, 2017
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  7. Kat

    Kat Medicine keeper

    Jun 3, 2013
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    Pretty much everything has been mentioned in the posts before me. Just going to mention why I'm voting for KingIke.

    SunGod: The glitch effects were fancy, but having a scene go to a blackscreen with text kinda stopped the flow for me. It made it feel like I was watching a 5gum commercial. "How it feels to chew 5gum". Sadly felt rushed and not too much going on.

    KingIke: Liked the fighting, need to improve the font size and type, more emotions. Felt like it had more effort put into it.

    Congrats KingIke, you got my vote.
    #7 Kat, Feb 21, 2017
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  8. Jaycie

    Jaycie Chop~

    Oct 11, 2012
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    A MBR quick tip: When you got a theme, try to go creative with it! None of yours made much use of the environment but just including a train to follow the theme. Could have skipped the dialogue and do something fun with the theme itself. Put a longer duedate if possible and you will have time to make something very cool :D

    Good luck!
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  9. Aquila

    Aquila "Sword, Zeal and Sex Appeal"
    Retired Staff

    Jun 4, 2014
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    Sorry it's super late but KingIke wins!
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