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3D model and texture is property of :iconkp-shadowsquirrel: (Another great 3D artist. :D ) Rig and animation is my work.

See the original too: kp-shadowsquirrel.deviantart.c… Higher quality Xvid video, if you need it, you can download from here drive.google.com/file/d/0B83sn…

So I decided to practice some rigging and animation all of a sudden... It took one day to rig properly enough, one day to animate smooth enough and + 12 hours to render. A true speedrun from my part. :faint:

There's quite a few errors in there and it could have used a lot more work but I hope it's good enough. I didn't want to make this such a long project so I decided to stop it short. Surprisingly the tail was the hardest part to animate... And that shows... :B

Anyway I know it has errors but critique is still much appreciated. (From the rig and animation side that is. For the model, see the original.)

Rig, animation, render in blender 2.5 (animation in render branch. About 1 minute and 30 seconds per frame)

EDIT: Frigging weird ass cappuccino moments ago in a cup I just spilled out to my keyboard and screen says hi at the place where the views usually are... Says exactly 2,500 views... Oh wow... :faint:
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:iconxhatsuneuchiha-rukix:
can i ask what program did you use for the rig and animation, i alwayz use 3ds max do you think i could do such an animation =D
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Kat-Alice Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Niko40 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweating a little... 
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:iconnintendo1889m:
nintendo1889m Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Nice, love Digimon especially Renamon, I need to mess more with 3D animation programs :P 
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Animating is fun indeed. :D Although kinda hard to start.
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:iconnintendo1889m:
nintendo1889m Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Any recommendations on where to begin? I'm currently messing with DAZ 3D, then there's also Poser, Google SketchUp and Blender 3D, oh and Source Filmmaker, neither of which I'm familiar with. Which of those is the most "noob-friendly"?
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DAZ 3D and poser are limited in what you can do with them. They're not really modelling tools, they're tools to make people scenes easily. Focus is on people creation and posing.
Google sketchUp is a pretty good tool. It makes scene building easy with pre-made objects, although I think you can model in it too some. Focus is on scene creation.
Source filmmaker is a "game tool" as in, it uses models and scenes made in other editors and it uses game mechanics for animations. Focus is to build animations easily.

Blender is what I recommend though. It's the hardest but it's focus is pretty much "all-in-one". You can do everything in it. There are no pre-made models in it and there are no easy setups for posing, instead you have to build everything yourself from the ground up. But you will need something like Blender in order to create assets for all those other programs and it's a good thing to know how to do it. So I highly recommend learning more about it if not about the program itself. Another good thing about blender is that whatever you create in blender, works in blender. If you need to export your model to DAZ3D for example, you'll need to convert it to a format that DAZ can understand. Also as DAZ and blender are really different, some of the tools in blender like harmonic coordinates will not export to DAZ. So an animation with a really fat guy will not look as good as what you can create it to be in blender. This short video will tell you what I'm talking about. www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWlVT5…

If you want to learn blender, you can easily download it from www.blender.org
After that I found these tutorials to be the best ones around. I recommend watching all 7 of them before you decide on which application you will want to learn more about. :)
cgcookie.com/blender/cgc-cours…
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nintendo1889m Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Coincidentally, a friend of mine is working on rigging the same model in Blender, but I'll be working the animations, I just feel too bloody inadequate to work with Blender, considering my lack of skill. I only chose DAZ because it. I don't want to get into making 3D models yet, I don't have the patience as I would rather start with premade models for now. The bones and weighting them, not a problem, but making 3D models from scratch, I...don't know, I don't even have the skills to make those, much less the patience. Sorry, I've just been a bit negative today, my apologies. 
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. It's okay. :D
You start with whatever is more comfortable to you. :)
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:iconnintendo1889m:
nintendo1889m Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
I'll just keep experimenting with this :) 
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:iconsomethinghere12:
Somethinghere12 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
What software did you use?
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I did the rig and animation with Blender 2.5. Newest version of blender today is 2.71
:iconkp-shadowsquirrel: <- Did the actual model with ZBrush and Maya.
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:iconsomethinghere12:
Somethinghere12 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thanks very much, Gonna see and perhaps try it out. Thanks. 
My new avatar  
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best place on earth to start with blender. cgcookie.com/blender/cgc-cours… :)
Good luck...
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:iconramirezthepony:
ramirezthepony Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
hey the link is broken to the download can you reupload it?
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. Fixed the link on the description to google drive this time. Should work now. drive.google.com/file/d/0B83sn… (seek for the download icon on the page ).
There's no download for the actual 3D model. If you want to fiddle with the rig yourself I can send you a download link in private message. You'll need to know a bit of Blender to be able to control the character. www.blender.org/
:)
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:iconramirezthepony:
ramirezthepony Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
thanks but i'm not going for the rig only the walking animation for a screensaver
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:iconmanzr:
manzr Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
:iconohgodwhymemeplz:
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Because I can. :D
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vodka750 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
renamon is my love jeje Heart Heart :happybounce: 
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, Thanks. :D And sorry for the late reply, been busy spending my holiday. :D
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RedPandaRigging Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is pretty awesome! How did you get the fur on the shoulders to sway with the walk? Are they dynamic or do they just have controls? And which program did you use to rig and animate?
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. Thank you. The shoulder fur patches have just simple bones in them. It's all manual as it was more quick than trying to set up any kind of dynamic. Also making dynamic loop is a hassle. I'm using Blender for all of my 3D works. It's pretty awesome app especially for rigging. :)
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:iconjordanjs:
JordanJS Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's crazy!  I swore it was actually moving across the plane, hah.
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D The trick is to have the feet move at a constant speed as soon as they touch the floor. :)
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haruau Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
NICE! a video game company would hire you immediatly! love this.
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Doubt it... XD But thanks. :)
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:iconharuau:
haruau Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
your welcome, nice work
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:iconbloodnale:
Bloodnale Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
holy F shit!!

this is so amazing o.o

I'm seriously at a loss of words

-rubs eyes-
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. Thanks. :)
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MrTommaya Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Hey, me again! I'm into a bit of trouble=( (Sad) 
I'v downloaded this model, i'v unzipped it, but i won't get the "materials" and "model" folder, i'll only have creepy plate skin of this 3D model, into JPEG. Opening it will show me the entire skin and eyes, but... completely spread in flat. And a second picture showinf the 3D stuff under the color of here skin.
I'm not quit experienced with theses kind of stuff, but if i follow the instructions from this guys here, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni6-lr…
at 0:53 he will receive the models and materials folders. I'm even using the same programme  than him to unzip this RAR folder. Can you please help me out?:? (Confused) 
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where exactly did you download the model from? I offer this model with the rig for blender only, for those who ask.
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MrTommaya Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I think i'v found ; I'm not using blender, but SFM, and i guess that SFM simply doesn't work wit the "same kind" of RIG than blender. Too bad for me.Punching hippo FRED Figglehorn gif 
Well, no problem. I already have plenty to do with the characters from TF2 on SFM. Thanks anyway Thanks for everything! 
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Niko40 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah... Right. I was kinda thinking if there were a sfm ready models anywhere. Ya, that's just a model in lightwave .obj format. A common format and kinda simple. That format can't have any kind of rig data inside it. The rig I made only works with blender. Although a more basic rig I could export from blender to quite a few formats. But that would require making another rig to work with sfm... Because technology would just be too easy if everything just fit together... : P
Sure it can be done though... Just requires some work. www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOQ9a5…
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:iconmrtommaya:
MrTommaya Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
In fact, i do have found an rigged Version of an Renamon model.  

 and it works on SFM, i'v tryed! I was so happy. 
Then i realised that it doesn't have poseable eyes. Rage 
Not like the one you animated here, 
 that is not avalaible for free distribution as long as parts of it's RIG belong to other people. Look the comments ^^"
At last i'v tryed,  and i DO have an quit decent rigged model of Renamon. Too bad for the eyesShrug :shifty: 

:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 

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MrTommaya Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
From here kp-shadowsquirrel.deviantart.c…
there are 2 links, i used the first one. But i using the second one will get the same JPEG stuff as before.
Any idea? Sorry for the trouble...
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:iconmrtommaya:
MrTommaya Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Just noticed, her right arm may be going back a bit too much during the animation. ;) (Wink) 
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Among many other things ya... :D
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:iconmrtommaya:
MrTommaya Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
" it has errors " ?!I'm going to slap some sense into you! 

What kind of errors!!?
This piece of work looks quite well for me!:squee: 
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Niko40 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. Thanks. :)
Well... There's quite a few errors there alright. Like the camera rotation being off sync with the animation by one frame so it chops a bit on one angle, the walk animation is a git choppy on the legs and the head is distorted when it turns although not so visible on camera... Those are the major ones. I did learn a lot from making this though and I know how to fix those things for future projects. :)
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MrTommaya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Just saying ; i'm slowly learning how to use SFM, from valve. If i manage to make it, i'll show you first my work. Just gotta download this magnificent model here... Have a nice day =)
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Niko40 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. :D
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nelson1414 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
link of the 3d model to download?
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Read the description in this deviation, kp-shadowsquirrel.deviantart.c… to download the 3D model. If you want the model + armature + animation, PM me your email and I can send it to you. :)
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SparkleWolf404 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
i thought it was about to walk off the cliff...
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would mean a LOT more animation work. XD
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SparkleWolf404 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
my mind kept telling me it would XD
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Niko40 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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Kay1aJ0y Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Would you mind linking me to the download of the program you used to make this?
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Niko40 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interested in 3D? :D
I use blender in my 3D works. It's free and open source program and you can get it in here: [link]
You can create pretty much anything you ever like in blender, and I mean actually create something from the ground up and not just adjusting a slider to make variables of pre-made shapes, so be mighty prepared to a LOT of practicing and learning, 3D ain't easy. Actually, the more patient you are, the quicker you learn as things are complicated and 100 times more technical than drawing. :)

That's with the scare messages for now. You will need to know how to use the program first, and the best tutorials on the net to get you started is blendercookie.com: [link] See getting started on the top row.

Let me know if you need help with anything and I'll see what I can do. :)
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