PINHEAD PROJECT 9 OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED


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By colour - 3 Years Ago
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/4bead667-57b8-4a00-8ff3-8bc5.jpgJust upgraded from Photoshop Elements 9 to 14, which has a Comic Effect. Before & after Pics, without fidddling-about with various sliders. Not sure. What do others think. Yes or No?
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By colour - 3 Years Ago
wires (2/21/2016)
I think that the before looks better. The outlines in the after seem to be too thick in some areas. Maybe the image just requires some advanced tweaking in PE.


Thanks for your opinion, Gerry.Smile
I think you're right.
It would take too long, fiddling-about with Sliders for each Pic.
By colour - 3 Years Ago
A REMINDER OF THE FABULOUS PRIZES; http://www.pinheadadventure.com/page3.html

So - Get producing Folks. Project submissions ends 21st March.
By colour - 3 Years Ago
Just noticed there's a Pinhead Website Donate Button; http://www.pinheadadventure.com/page2.html

Alley gives an explanation re; reason why. Target is $120.  I've just donated. Still need $60.

Thanks to the Committee for their hard work. Especially Alley. Smile
By colour - 3 Years Ago
3DStory (3/4/2016)

Donated...but there is still room in the piggy bank for more BigGrin

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LOL, Arie.BigGrin

By colour - 3 Years Ago
3DStory (3/4/2016)

Donated...but there is still room in the piggy bank for more BigGrin

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LOL, Arie.BigGrin

By colour - 3 Years Ago
Alley (3/8/2016)
Well I'm back from vacation (physically anyway) but my head is still rocking from the boat.  Anyway, I thank you for all the donations that came in last week and I've updated the website.  I've added Daniel to the Join Us and I posted Rog's entry.  Please tell me if I am missing anything still.

So how many more entries are we expecting?....we have 6 so far from what I can see.


Just hope all who've signed-up, submit, Alley. Plus 2 Moviestormers & The Biz, from TMU.

I've Posted new date & Prizes reminder ine Moviestorm & TMU Forums & Posted re; how's everyone who's not submitted a Clip's  getting on & in this Thread, but only 2 responses (1 from Daniel)Unsure Hopefully there'll be a bums rush to get them in on the last day - As usual.Wink  

Joe saud you'd nagged him into doing one. How about Gerry? He seems to have gone AWOL (on his motorbike BigGrin).

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By colour - 4 Years Ago
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/2bb8fad5-0bff-447d-8535-f13e.jpgAlley's new car. Shame it's got a starting handle BigGrin
By colour - 4 Years Ago
GrannyJ (11/14/2015)
Hello Gang-
Here is my first draft, which may end up being my final entry.  I wanted to get something submitted now because shortly I may be unable to.  I know it is rather rough around the edges.....  but less than 24 hours from concept till final post doesn't leave a lot of room to be picky!  Anyway, I had fun doing it, which means more than anything at the moment.  So I hope you enjoy my little piece......  Oh, BTW, unless you have super exceptional vision - I highly recommend viewing it on You Tube (click the little You Tube Button on the player for newbies) as the reduction of video size in the forum makes reading text bubbles difficult....




A lovely well-constructed, touching story, Granny Smile. As usual Pinhead, saves the day (night Wink ), with a surprise ending. Really nice, detailed Sets. The body & facial poses & talk bubbles script, worked very well together.
 
I & I guess others, are pleased to have your early submission, to see how the Comic is done. 

Best wishes for a smooth as possible journey ahead, health-wise. The Pinhead Family are right behind you. You have our support.  

By colour - 4 Years Ago
pinguintje (12/26/2015)
@ colour,
Pinhead is no longer in Holland. I have also removed the video from You Tube.
Maybe this time he was a little bit too naughty.
You will see him again.SmileSmileSmile
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/a00cd369-02fb-451b-a900-273c.png
Cheers on his new adventure.

Best Regards,
Arie


Why have you done that Arie. It was an excellent Clip & Prize & Golden Pinhead Award contender. Have Youtube / The Dutch Tourist Board complained.Wink

By colour - 4 Years Ago
pinguintje (12/23/2015)
Pinhead in Holland.........



Have fun,
Arie


Thanks for the trip down memory lane, ArieSmile. Project 1 was "Show us where you live", in 2006. Super detailed Sets, humour & Story line with a punch-line at the end., Smile
Hope you'll have time to do another one? 

By colour - 3 Years Ago
Don't fprget to vote Folks BigGrin
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By colour - 3 Years Ago
3DStory (3/23/2016)
Thanks Alley, 

That's kind of you.

My movie is rendering...no matter which way I set it, CC 2016 is intent on taking 7 hours to render (insert horror emoticon). Not sure what happened, older versions seemed faster...

Anyway, looks like it will be tomorrow until I can upload - at least I can vote without the temptation of voting for myself Wink
- Daniel


Looking forward to it, Daniel Smile
No rush to vote, I think we have 2 weeks. 


By colour - 3 Years Ago
Great Voting questionnaire. Thanks for the suggestion, Mick (Toonarama) Smile
An opportunity to review all Clips several times again & Post my own appreciation of Clips, which I've been very lax in doing & for which I appollogise. 

@ Pumeco. Many thanks for your support as a non-participant. Very-much appreciated.Smile
By colour - 3 Years Ago
3DStory (3/24/2016)
And finally...

Super Pin & Quack
Rubber Duckie You're the One





Glad you made it in time, Daniel Smile
A MarvelWinklous Comic Clip. Smile




By colour - 3 Years Ago
@ Gerard.

Wise words from wise Folk .Wink

You've submitted  wonderful Prize & Award-winning Clips over the years, for which the Pinhead Community & others are extremely grateful. Smile

I don't take any notice of those who pick holes in my Clips, because they're full of holes to start with, anyway. BigGrin
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I love Pinhead  (he's been Family for many of us since Project 1 in 2006),  the Pinhead Projects & the Community spirit. Thanks for being an important part of that Community spirit. Smile


Peter   

By colour - 4 Years Ago
toonarama (12/14/2015)
As an impatient imperfectionist I am hoping to be finished "Pinhead's Inheritance" within the next few weeks- just need to ensure I can cram the improbable plot into the allotted time scale. Enjoying creating characters in CC for this.

I tended to go for quite dark images so this would be a good time for anyone to tell me if this image is too dark on their monitor.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/4d5109c4-564c-4f0d-935b-9322.png


I reckon I always over-correct Lighting, 'cos my Monitor is lighter when standing-up. Have you tried increasing Lights Multipliers.? Default is 1.20.

One of the enjoyable aspects of Pinhead Community Projects, is the build-up & WIP Posts.

All those viewing this Thread,  join-in. A lot of great prizes to be won. All clips greatly appreciated. The Good, The Bad And the UglyWink. Mine will fall into the last category Ermm. 2D or 3D. Committee Member Joe who's a talented 2D  Animator will appreciate the 2D entries. He's alleged to be submitting a non-competition Clip as a Fun entry.

By colour - 3 Years Ago
rogread (2/25/2016)
Been very busy of late, and getting busier, so this will have to do as my entry. Sorry it's so rough, but I've no time to refine it
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LOLBigGrin Great Clip Rog, with your usual sense of humo(u)r. Another Monty python Parrot sketch BigGrin
BTW - Have advertised on TM Underground. Looks like The Biz might be submitting & Hopefully 2 Moviestormers.


By colour - 3 Years Ago
Just heard from Daniel (3D Story)
He's gong to submit a Clip.
Thanks, Daniel. Looking forward to it.Smile

Still time for Newbies & Oldies ( The Good The Bad And The UglyWink ) to join-in the fun.

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By colour - 3 Years Ago
Just to keep this Thread on top for taste, here's Alley as Penelope Pitstop at the start of Pinhead's Wacky Races, with Joe & Gerry as the  Gruesome Twosome. I'm sure they'll like to know that. Wink
Anyone-else got any WIP Pics?
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By colour - 3 Years Ago
HOW'S EVERYONE GETTING ON? Anyone need any help - Apart from me Wink
Jeff (Little)
Gerard (Gerskey)
Sharon (Jones)
Dennis (Viking)
Rose (Wolf)
Rog (Read)
Bud (Bundy)
Post your progress folks. We need more Participants to join-in the fun. It's easy peasy - Well sort ofWink
By colour - 3 Years Ago
3DStory (2/28/2016)
Thanks GrannyJ!

Much to my relief, a story started to flow out of me today (as usual it will be a bit um, different)...

It doesn't even have a title yet. I will post some preview panels when I have some.

Just working on the production pipeline, I am also using Comic Life which is a fantastic piece of software for comics (as the name suggests)!

Will check out the other entries soon too.

- Daniel


Great to see you back-again, Daniel Smile

Pinhead & the Committee all togged-up & ready for the off in "Pinhead's Wacky Races, here.

Still waiting on how some of the others are getting on who've signed-up, but haven't posted their progress?

Still time for new Participants. Have a look at Roger's Hamster Clip above, for a quick way of producing a darned good Clip.Smile

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By colour - 4 Years Ago
Great news for Pinhead fans past, present & new, with fabulous prizes. 

Since the Project is Pose & not Animation-based, new iClone Users can quickly & easily create any Pose from Animation Templates, by Dragging the Timescale Scrubber to the required Pose, Right-Clicking on Character/Remove all Animation. Done. You have your Pose.

If you have iClone's 3DXChange, you have unlimited Props you can use.

As usual, everyone piles in with help re; technical issues &how tos. I nominate Comic Strip specialist Shaky, as Project Technical Adviser.Wink

There's a Moviestorm Pinhead Character on the Moviestorm Forum.

I've signed-up to the Project & signed Pinhead's new Guestbook.

BTW - I lay claim to "Pinhead's 10th Birthday Party" Title. Before anyone-else thinks of it.Wink

 
By colour - 4 Years Ago
GrannyJ (11/12/2015)
For those who would like to use GRETCHEN Pinhead (Walter P's wealthy sister I introduced last year), she is a G5 FREEBIE, and you can utilize all G5 stuff (motions, uppers, lowers, shoes, accessories, etc) & available on the marketplace here:
http://city.reallusion.com/ContentPreview.aspx?i=JIC87d5c2f9657643278&g=

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Very generous of you GrannySmile BTW - Have you signed-up yet Wink. Some names already there.

By colour - 3 Years Ago

Post deleted by me. problem solved - I think.Ermm

By colour - 3 Years Ago
Hope I'm starting-out right.

I have the one main iC5 Project. As I move through the Project & apply Animations, I'll be Saving each of those as a JPEG 1280 x 720 HD Image & Importing those into my NLE Program. Although I've Downloaded the Talk Bubbles, I haven't a clue how to input text etc; in iClone. However I have Photoshop Elements that I think has Talk Bubbles & can input Text. So will need to do that first, 5 before Importing into NLE Program.

Here's a Pic of one introductory Cast lead-in Pics. Will be Titled; Pinhead & Boo, as Dick Dastardly & his Dog Muttley, using my NLE Prog Titling Prog. Hope I don't get don't for Copyright infringement. Ermmhttps://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/f03a786e-2710-4037-8ec6-6911.jpg

By colour - 3 Years Ago
pinguintje (1/28/2016)
Hi colour,
I think what you do is ok. SmileSmileSmile
I have Paint Shop, but I think it works in the same way.

-Download the balloons from the Pinhead site and save them on your hard disk
-Open a picture in Photoshop Elements
-Open also a balloon in P.E.
-Write the text on the balloon
-Copy the balloon with text and past it on the picture (maybe you have to resize the balloon)
-Save the picture (with balloon)

Best Regards,
Arie


Many thanks, Arie Smile


By colour - 3 Years Ago
I've voted.
Those who Used "Comic Life" Prog, produced great "Comics".
Rog & Jeff kept the 2D Pinhead tradition alive. The Projects wouldn't be the same without them.
As usual, very difficult to choose the best Clip in each Category. I loved them all.
Disappointed that Laura didn't submit. She's submitted in all the previous Projects. Robert was conspicuous by  his absence.

Thanks to all who took a considerable amount of time, in producing clips for the longest-running Community Project that I'm aware of.

Thanks to the Committee, for making this possible, especially Alley. Their reward for their efforts, is as many clips we can produce. So, it's down to us to set-aside time, to support them. Thanks to Jeff for submitting 2.

We're all Prize-winners again this year, thanks to Alley's arm-twisting & the prize providers

Looking forward to The Golden  Pinhead Awards.

Good luck everyone.
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By colour - 3 Years Ago
GrannyJ (4/20/2016)
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A special thanks to everyone who submitted an entry - your creativity was amazing & your clips gave me much enjoyment during a a tough time!!!  
As always, a round of applause for the Committee for their dedication to good ole' Walter P! (& for all of the time they take to create, organize & promote these contests....  and run the PH website)!
& a special thanks to those who prayed for my well-being - I am absolutely certain that it's just not my medical team that keeps me alive & kickin' - I am sure that y'all's thoughts & prayers weigh in heavily on that one!
BIG GROUP HUGS to ALL! BigGrinRolleyesLaughSmile
So, who's all ready to DO IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!  This is one sandbox I love playing in LOLOLOL  (why is the song "Still crazy after all these years..." playing through my head right now ROFL Crazyw00tErmm

If anyone would like the "GoldenPinhead" iAvatar, you can download him HERE


Great Pinhead Golden Pinhead Award Oscar, Granny Cool. Thanks for the Download.Smile 

By colour - 4 Years Ago
animagic (12/20/2015)
To keep this thread alive, I'm posting a few of my panels, in which Pinhead has just upset his girlfriend, Amanda:

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/7176d87a-8f90-4275-bd35-823f.jpg

I found a program called Comic Life, which lets you compose comics based on images and includes balloons as well as lettering for sound effects as you see above. It also includes a foont called Potty Mouth, which is very useful for strong language. Like this:

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/bfdadb38-bf18-4984-8423-5d74.jpg

I'm enjoying this project. With only one light one has to get inventive, but that's fun actually.

EDIT: Edited for formatting.



Great stuff, Job. You & Toonerama doin' good. Cool
By colour - 3 Years Ago

ONE WEEK LEFT,  to  get those Clips finished Folks.
Including mine. Ermm
Hoping that if I include 1 talk bubble, I won't be disqualified.Ermm

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By colour - 3 Years Ago
justaviking (3/19/2016)
Is anyone else trying to do a 100-hour project in two days?
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Looking reel nice, DennisSmile. I assume Walter P's going fishingWink.


By colour - 3 Years Ago
@ Granny. Have a great vacationSmile
@ Daniel.
Presumably I can upload on the final minute before midnight on Monday 21st

I presume-soWink
That's presuming that Canada's Monday 21st (Alley) is the same as UK (Me) Singapore (You) & Dog named BooBigGrin
By colour - 3 Years Ago
justaviking (3/19/2016)
Is anyone else trying to do a 100-hour project in two days?
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/a63bd3b2-cab9-464a-946d-af82.jpg

That canoe reminds me of something..............."Pinhead's a thief" BigGrin
I'm trying to do a 100 day Project in 2 hoursErmm


By colour - 3 Years Ago
@ Daniel & Dennis.
Impressive Comic Book Pics
@ Pumeco. LOLBigGrin
Despite the hype - Mine's pretty  uninspiring, compared to others. So don't expect much Ermm. I keep telling myself; it's the participation that counts. BigGrin
By colour - 3 Years Ago
pumeco (3/22/2016)

Not wanting to put a downer on anything, but if Surveymonkey requires sign up (and it looks like it does), a lot of people won't use it.

That said, wouldn't it be better to just run the voting here on the website by using a Poll thread?

All you'd need to do is list each entry as a poll option, and people could vote by voting right here on the forum.  If you need more than one category, you could even run more than one Poll thread and then add the totals of each thread at the end.  I could be wrong, but I think a Poll thread right here on the forums would be a lot better and a lot easier than using external websites or having to install a voting system.





Having the vote on the  Forum, would attract more voters.

By colour - 3 Years Ago
3DStory (3/22/2016)
Alas, due to various circumstances, mine will not make it in time for the competition...I will finish it this weekend nevertheless.

Best of luck to all the entries!




That's a travesty, Daniel. Can you negotiate an extension with Alley?

By colour - 3 Years Ago
budbundy (3/22/2016)
I am not going be able to submit either.
between work and a massive project i got involved in (VFX)
there is no free-time. 
it's a shame all them assets i made aren't going
get used (for now)


Were the assets especially made for your Pinhead Project, Bud?
Daniel (3D Story) is negotiating an extension with Alley for his late Project. Any chance of you doing the same? If not, you can submit it as a Fun Clip when completed (possibly as a full Animation & not Comic Book style?). Pinhead's Website has a Fun Clips Section.. .

By colour - 3 Years Ago
budbundy (1/2/2016)
i signed up as well, no update on site or confirmation email sent
wondering if i should just swap out the avatars and change the project to something else


Alley is Pinheads Website "Host" . Although She lives in Canada, there's been a very long Holiday break, with Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year. I expect she'll be back on track soon.

I haven't had time to gather the Pinhead troops to produce a Clip for this Project, as I've done for  previous     Projecfs. IMO, realistically, we need a 2 Month extension  if we're going to meet even 10 Submissions. 

I can't get into my Project full-time for at least another week. Then we can get the traditional Pinhead Project chat going in this Thread, which has been a bit thin on the ground. .                                                                                               .

By colour - 3 Years Ago
While we await the Golden Pinhead Awards - The greatest show on Earth. Click on JD Icon & Select 720. Having probs with Vimeo.



By colour - 4 Years Ago
animagic (12/14/2015)
One more before I go to bed:

http://www.virtualrealist.com/images/ph_comic/pl_s02_1.jpg

Because the toon shader gives you only one (directional) light, you have to "fake" things by using self-illumination for example.


Toon Shader looks pretty good, Job. I hadn't considered that a possibility.
I've changed my original idea to Pinhead's version of the Wacky Races. Starring Alley as Penelope Pitstop. At the moment I have Boo in back of Alleys Model T & Dobbin in back of Joe's 1940s pick-up. .Maybe they shouild join-in, in their own right.
I've still to finish my Pinhead Xmas Clip & won't be able to concentrate on Project 9 full time until Jan.
I think we're going to need extra time if we want the max number of entries. Contacting potential Participants takes a lot of time.  Looks like 2 MovieStormers are in process. They have have a MovieStorm Pinhead Character. Video Friends Forum is being re-designed & won't be up again until Jan. 4 potentials plus Roger, from there. 
Maybe Robert can do some advertising on the German Forum? Hopefully he & Werner (Postfrosh) will join.
I'm in contact with Daniel (3D Story).



By colour - 3 Years Ago
Alley (1/25/2016)
Hi All,

Just wanted to say that as usual, we will probably add an extension to the project.  As it is, I will be on vacation from Feb 26 to March 6 and the week before that is Reading Week at University and my daughter will be home.  So, I wouldn't have time to sort this out which means we should probably just decided on an extension right now.

I would propose that perhaps we make it the first day of Spring which I think is March 21.  Would that be okay with everyone?


Luvvly Jubbly, Alley Smile

By colour - 3 Years Ago
colour (3/14/2016)

ONE WEEK LEFT,  to  get those Clips finished Folks.
Including mine. Ermm
Hoping that if I include 1 talk bubble, I won't be disqualified.Ermm

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Gone a bit quiet here since my Post. Maybe I should shut-up.Wink
Only 6 (Excellent) Clips submitted so-far. Sad

Hopefully everyone's beavering-away to get their Clip finished in time for the "Bum's Rush" on the last day.Smile

By colour - 3 Years Ago
GrannyJ (3/16/2016)
I want to know how a horse got into the bed of a pick up truck LOLOL.......  anxiously awaiting this one!

That's Dobbin. Committee Member Joe, the other half of The Gruesome Twosome, is taking him for a ride. Well - It is Pinhead's "Wacky" Races, after all.BigGrin

By colour - 3 Years Ago
As usual - Rough around the edges. Ermm

By colour - 3 Years Ago
GrannyJ (1/18/2016)
Hi Gang - I am back home & just got to view the entries made while I was gone!  Great clips Job, Arie & toonerama... I was scared for a bit with the committee dying, then Pinhead dying - glad to see it was all one big nightmare.....  Wasn't that nice of Pinhead to watch those 2 little "darlings" (probably why Pinhead remains childless!!)....  & Rich, secretive uncles with cryptic messages......  what a wide variety of themes & plots!  Great entertainment all the way around!
Can't wait to see more!
Hugs to all Smile


Nice to see you back, Granny.Smile

Xmas, New year & other stuff have taken a big chunk of my time. So it's going to be touch & go if I meet deadline
Just Storyboarding 1st Scene of Pinhead's  Wacky Races which is a mess. Managed to find a pink cadillac for Alley as Penelope Pitstop.BigGrin

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By colour - 3 Years Ago
animagic (1/30/2016)
In Photoshop Elements, I would use a separate layer for your text balloons and then save out your image and your balloons separately (that is, your image is just used as a reference to place the balloons). That way in your NLE you can then fade the text balloons in and out separate form the image to give the impression of a succession in the dialog.


Thanks, JobSmile

There will be minimal dialog(ue)Wink. Good way of avoiding having to include a lot of talk bubblesBigGrin

By rogread - 3 Years Ago
Been very busy of late, and getting busier, so this will have to do as my entry. Sorry it's so rough, but I've no time to refine it
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By jlittle - 3 Years Ago
Ok, done!
Here are two entries for me. Woo Hoo.
I had started one of them but there was a glitch in getting approval from the author to use his script so I started on another one.
Then the approval came thru so I ended up finishing both of them.

Enjoy,

Jeff




By jlittle - 3 Years Ago
Alley (1/25/2016)
I would propose that perhaps we make it the first day of Spring which I think is March 21.  Would that be okay with everyone?

Yea, an extension!
Fine with me. I've been trying to find time to get started on my project but haven't had much luck.
An extension would certainly help.

Jeff


By jlittle - 3 Years Ago
"It's a mad mad mad mad world" and "Cannonball Run" come to mind.

Jeff

LOL, the link I clicked did not show the latest postings until I posted so I did not see the other posts that listed my exact thoughts..
By jlittle - 3 Years Ago
colour (2/24/2016)
HOW'S EVERYONE GETTING ON? Anyone need any help - Apart from me Wink


Yea, I need someone to come over here and give me a kick in the butt to get going on this.
I've been busy but I see a little time freeing up soon so hopefully I will get started on it then.
I have the first half mapped out in my head but nothing much else at this point.

Jeff

By jlittle - 3 Years Ago
@rogread Great clip! Loved the reason for the extra charges at the end. It explained the other "consultants" (don't want to spoil it by being too specific).
Hopefully this wasn't based on a real life story/experience.

Jeff
By jlittle - 4 Years Ago
That was great GrannyJ!
I loved all the little subtle background movements: the mouse, the bird, and the music boxes etc.

Jeff
By jlittle - 3 Years Ago
I donated yesterday after seeing the post.

Jeff
By Kipster - 3 Years Ago
Alley (2/14/2016)

Thanks budbundy for posting the tutorial on the credit sequence - what program is that done it?



it's for After Effects, but any program that allows cameras and 3d layers will work.

By Kipster - 4 Years Ago
i just signed up for this,
where do you submit the video?
also the Pinhead cc file was corrupted.
By Kipster - 3 Years Ago
i signed up as well, no update on site or confirmation email sent
wondering if i should just swap out the avatars and change the project to something else

By Kipster - 3 Years Ago
i built all the assets and rendered out about 40 panels in january,
however, i got wrapped up in a group project doing post work.
just about done with that, so i probably can crank something out before the deadline.

just a note to those that cant get a concept going:
go out and buy any random comicbook,
and use it as a storyboard template <--- everything you need is in there.
it doesn't have to be a superhero comic, even a issue of archie and jughead will do.
just change up the charactors and plot enough so you dont get "sued" lol.
btw, all media is based on theme and variation.

i was going do a variation on the groot/rocket racoon origin story, because it's hilarious
but changed my mind... 

By Kipster - 3 Years Ago
I am not going be able to submit either.
between work and a massive project i got involved in (VFX)
there is no free-time. 
it's a shame all them assets i made aren't going
get used (for now)
By Kipster - 3 Years Ago
just a quick clip while we wait,was going be end credit sequence.

By Kipster - 3 Years Ago
the motion was canned
however i did adjust the speed until it looked ok.
this end sequence is basically the opposite
of the concept for the storyline, nothing moves
but the background is 3d.

 based on this tutorial minus the toonit filter and color corrections.
one can whip through this quickly when using pngs and google images for bgs.

By wires - 3 Years Ago
Bummer!

The video is blocked in Germany. Sickw00tSad
By wires - 3 Years Ago
I think that the before looks better. The outlines in the after seem to be too thick in some areas. Maybe the image just requires some advanced tweaking in PE.
By wires - 4 Years Ago
Brilliantly made clip GrannyJ, and completed in short a short time. Smile

I join the rest in wishing you all the very best for the future.
By wires - 3 Years Ago
GrannyJ (3/26/2016)
Just got home & watched the videos submitted in my absence - great job, everyone, they are super!

I can't seem to locate where I go to vote though, can anyone share the link???  Thanks bunches!


Hi GrannyJ,

The link is in this post. SmoooothCool

By wires - 4 Years Ago
Interesting shot toonarama, can't wait to find out what's going on. I suspect that the final video render will determine if the scene is too dark or not, but the still looks good on my screen.
By wires - 3 Years Ago
@Alley,

Got the clip from Joe Smile, I've also downloaded the others so judging won't be a problem. Smooooth
By wires - 3 Years Ago
Thank you all very much for the great clips. We will be working very hard behind the scenes to judge the entries.

In keeping with the tradition of this contest over the years, the results should be available in about 6 months - with the possibility of several extensions for late voters among the committee.

TongueHeheSmileBigGrinLaughRolleyesWowSmoooothCool
By wires - 3 Years Ago
Corrected end time:

The voting for this contest will officially end on Sunday April 10th at 24:00 EDT (New York) = April 11th at 05:00 BST (London)


For those who have not yet voted you may do so here. All the entries can be viewed here.  

Once again we would like to thank all who participated in this event.
By wires - 3 Years Ago
justaviking (4/7/2016)

In my browser, the time shows up as "00:00" and I was going to ask if that actually meant "Sunday night," not midnight Saturday.

When I quote your post, it magically shows up as "24:00" Sunday, which makes much more sense.

Very strange.

THANKS FOR THE UPDATE.


The wonders of modern science. CoolSmileSmoooothRolleyesWhistlingWow

By wires - 3 Years Ago
Gerskey (4/20/2016)
Hi community,
back from my 1st holiday abroad in Europe. Krakow in Poland is a lovely city so clean and so friendly. Food and Beer are plenty and people too. I got the chance to go on a few tours while there. Auschwitz Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mines, Zakopane Tatra Mountains ( Carpathian Mountain Range ) and last of all Oscar Schindler's sites. No amount of pictures can do it justice only the experiences of being there. Believe me, you'll shake your heads to what happened there during WWII. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone that believes that humanity today, still has lessons to learn.
Peace
Gerskey



And just what exactly does all of that have to do with the Pinhead Project.????
By wires - 4 Years Ago
Excellent work Job. Very impressive. Smile Cool
By wires - 4 Years Ago
Very well done Arie, I really enjoyed it. SmileTongue

Vrolijk Kerstfeest Arie. Merry Christmas to all.
By wires - 3 Years Ago
BUMP!
By wires - 3 Years Ago
A message from the man himself:

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/a3cfa767-52be-4b2d-b903-7978.png
By wires - 4 Years Ago
Very nice stills Job, looking forward to more.

Yes, very nice to see you all working on your productions to get them finished before the fixed deadline. CoolSmileRolleyes

The clock has been ticking for more than a month already w00t, and GrannyJ has already showed us what can be done in a short time. Smooooth Whistling

By mark - 3 Years Ago
Cool clip!! And a fav piece of music to boot!!!Tongue
By mark - 3 Years Ago
Once again looks like Walter P. brings out the best in folks! Great entries everybody!!!TongueTongue
By mark - 3 Years Ago
justaviking (3/31/2016)

...At times like that, you have to remind yourself that you do it for your own enjoyment.


AMEN brother! What he said Gerskey!!!Smile

By mark - 4 Years Ago
Very well done. And sooooo sweet!!!!KissKiss
By mark - 3 Years Ago
Simply EXCELLENT Buffer!!!!!!TongueTongueTongue
By urbanlamb - 3 Years Ago
you guys try strawpoll? this is my favourite one to use

https://www.strawpoll.me/

super easy to set up and it makes cute little pie charts Smile
By urbanlamb - 3 Years Ago
I enjoyed watching them but I am not much for voting for things.    I did like to watch the ways people used to make funny cartoons though.  Thanks! Smile
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
Just got home & watched the videos submitted in my absence - great job, everyone, they are super!

I can't seem to locate where I go to vote though, can anyone share the link???  Thanks bunches!
By GrannyJ - 4 Years Ago
@jlittle, @mark, @animagic, @Alley, @RB3006, @justaviking, @Gerskey

Thank you all for the lovely comments....  you have touched my heart & I am truly grateful.  I just love Pinhead & the "Pinhead Gang" (all the folks in the Pinhead forum threads).  This is a vibrant, living, breathing community of folks who exhibit the best that mankind has to offer....  You all amaze me with your creativity & your kindness & willingness to help others.  BRAVO...   please take a brief moment to give yourselves a good pat on the back because you all deserve one! I can't wait to see what everyone creates for Project 9......  I am always amazed by the talent pool in the Pinhead contests.

Also, @animagic - a special thank for for the well wishes, it means a lot.

You have all truly made my day! BigGrin
By GrannyJ - 4 Years Ago
Arie-  Gretchen climbing a light pole & Pinhead on a reindeer !  I am still smiling!  how cute is that!   It's like an early Christmas card...  thanks for that bit of comic relief

Colour - thanks for the lovely comments on my short vid & for the well-wishes.  For the sets I utilized the following GJ3D Insta-Scenes: Ladies Parlor, Vintage Bathroom & French Country Bedroom.  For the video, I built the following props in 3ds max: Gretchen's "tears", the birdie behind the parlor window going into the birdbath; Gretchen's hair rollers; the sparkling star (for her sparkling teeth in the bathroom scene), the floating hearts in the final scene. I used the talk-bubble iprops & placed them in my iClone scene so I could manipulate them & set the character poses simultaneously. Because of the particles I used for steam & for running water in the bathroom sink, I built the set and attached the particles to the associated props  in iC5  & then brought the complete scene into iC6, added the characters & talk bubbles, adjusted lighting, camera, HDR, AO, IBL & then rendered from iC6. Post-production (in AE) added overlay texts, added scene transitions, added animated script (for credits) added background music.  

If anyone needs a specialized prop, motion, particle, accessory, clothing item - whatever - for their Pinhead video, I will happily assist....  just ask!
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
THANKS wires!!!!
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
@TheOldBuffer - WOW, if only those stretch bands would work so well for the rest of us LOLOL!BigGrin  Very imaginative story line.  Great job!
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
Nice job, Rog....  that put a smile on my face....
Welcome back 3dStory!!!!!
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
Love those WIP pics....  great job gang!
By GrannyJ - 4 Years Ago
If anyone who downloaded Gretchen would like the hair rollers accessory I made, you can download it here:
http://www.grannyjs3dattic.com/iClone/PINHEAD/HairRollers.iAcc
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/7846ba88-728a-4b2b-bb17-26dd.jpg
By GrannyJ - 4 Years Ago
Hello Gang-
Here is my first draft, which may end up being my final entry.  I wanted to get something submitted now because shortly I may be unable to.  I know it is rather rough around the edges.....  but less than 24 hours from concept till final post doesn't leave a lot of room to be picky!  Anyway, I had fun doing it, which means more than anything at the moment.  So I hope you enjoy my little piece......  Oh, BTW, unless you have super exceptional vision - I highly recommend viewing it on You Tube (click the little You Tube Button on the player for newbies) as the reduction of video size in the forum makes reading text bubbles difficult....


By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
I agree with Viking (well stated).....
My siblings & my grown children are often my hardest critics - However - my grandbabies think the stuff I create is fun & awesome (the oldest - 5 yrs - will often sit in my lap to "help grammy make a new dolly" - that's what she calls avatars)...
I do what I do because I love doing it....  the folks in the RL community know how tedious it can get trying to perfect the craft  we all appreciate the tremendous amount of effort, creativity & skill that each & every person puts into their compositions....
Just seeing the creative process in action & what people come up with tickles me pink!  I enjoy it immensely....  Constructive criticism is always helpful, but nit-picking should be ignored....  Do the best you can, stretch your imagination and hone your skills & enjoy every minute - life's too short to worry about the small stuff!
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
I have viewed all the entries several times - because I enjoy them & seeing everyone's creativity at work!!!!  So hard to pick just one for this & one for that.....  I really like them all....  Kudos to those who submitted their work .....  Next go round let's try to get more folks involved because it's just so fun to see what everyone comes up with.
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
Gerskey - I don't believe there is any need to apologize.....   I enjoyed the Grumpy Guy....
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/a5ebb20a-f2d9-45a1-a9d9-71d3.jpg

A special thanks to everyone who submitted an entry - your creativity was amazing & your clips gave me much enjoyment during a a tough time!!!  
As always, a round of applause for the Committee for their dedication to good ole' Walter P! (& for all of the time they take to create, organize & promote these contests....  and run the PH website)!
& a special thanks to those who prayed for my well-being - I am absolutely certain that it's just not my medical team that keeps me alive & kickin' - I am sure that y'all's thoughts & prayers weigh in heavily on that one!
BIG GROUP HUGS to ALL! BigGrinRolleyesLaughSmile
So, who's all ready to DO IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!  This is one sandbox I love playing in LOLOLOL  (why is the song "Still crazy after all these years..." playing through my head right now ROFL Crazyw00tErmm

If anyone would like the "GoldenPinhead" iAvatar, you can download him HERE
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/d3ef0c31-e1ab-491e-883f-0ac0.jpg

I received a request for the "Golden Pinhead" as an iProp, so here is the sweet golden guy as an iProp & as an iAccessory!!   ENJOY!!!
IPROP DOWNLOAD HERE          IACCESS DOWNLOAD HERE

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/693eb6ec-cfa3-4b6a-a277-e2c8.gif
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
@just a viking - you are quite welcome, I needed a break from the "real work", so I made Mr. Golden Boy..... it was a fun diversion (and I didn't take a long time, he's a bit "rough around the edges", but for something so small & handheld, I wasn't real particular on the minute details).
By GrannyJ - 4 Years Ago
Hi Gang -
Glad to see Pinhead back!!!  Here are some Speech Bubble png graphics for those who want them (just right click on the image, select "save
 image image as" & voila!
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/5fc79872-9e30-4fe2-bc19-0e90.png
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/20bf33da-7b22-4820-9cde-40b6.png
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/fdeb9bd2-c603-4973-b938-d9b6.png
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/17eeb7d3-e377-4c52-bd2c-3d1a.png
or for those who want them as props to throw right into your scene & then just add text desired to the diffuse map, here are the links to the iProps, just click on the link and save them to your props directory.

Speech Bubble #1iprop
Speech Bubble #2 iprop
Speech Bubble #3 iprop
Speech Bubble #4 iprop
The iprops will work in both iC5 & iC6.....  Just launch the diffuse map, add your desired text & save it.

Have fun!
By GrannyJ - 4 Years Ago
For those who would like to use GRETCHEN Pinhead (Walter P's wealthy sister I introduced last year), she is a G5 FREEBIE, and you can utilize all G5 stuff (motions, uppers, lowers, shoes, accessories, etc) & available on the marketplace here:
http://city.reallusion.com/ContentPreview.aspx?i=JIC87d5c2f9657643278&g=

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/58de48ff-3716-4951-b016-9497.jpg
By GrannyJ - 4 Years Ago
Dearest friends of Walter P-
Those who know me well, know I love Pinhead... his quirks & shortcomings are so endearing & at times he is just so clueless, you just got to love the guy!!!
Unfortunately, I am unable to participate in this, which breaks my heart, due to medical circumstances... please forgive my absence from the competitors, but I really cannot join the competition when I can't even rely on being functional from one day to the next.

That being said, if anyone requires any assistance - a special character, prop, motion, whatever - I hereby offer my assistance to anyone & everyone involved.....  I am not the best developer out there, but I am sure I can assist in creating whatever you may require for your entry. Please feel free to email me at grannyj@grannyjs3dattic.com or contact me via Skype ( user ID is grannyjsplace) & I will help in whatever capacity is needed.  

To the committee - Thanks for your tireless & continued efforts to keep Pinhead alive & well in the community!  If I can assist you in any way, just let me know.  I can't wait to see what y'all come up with.
HUGS,
Granny J
By GrannyJ - 4 Years Ago
@colour - yes, I signed up, & I will make an attempt....  as I posted previously, medical issues often impair my ability to function, so I cannot promise a final result, but I will try.

I just can't wait to see what everyone does.....  My title is "For the love of Gretchen.... Walter P strikes again!"

As mentioned in a prior post, if any contestant needs anything (props, motions, additional characters, clothing etc,) I am ready & willing to assist!

Hugs,
Granny J 
By GrannyJ - 4 Years Ago
@Alley - Should contest entries be posted here in the forum or will there be a submission mechanism on the new website?  

A quick tip about particles in iC6:
For iC6 users who want to add particles for effects in their project - there is an issue with iC6 & particles (they don't appear in your scene manager, so it is next to impossible to manipulate them) - however, there is an easy work-around.  In iC5, attach the particle you want to use to any prop (you can even use a dummy block) save the prop with the attached particle, and then bring that prop into your iC6 scene.  Now the particle is there in your iC6 scene manager as a sub-prop & you are able to manipulate as desired....   (BTW, RL is aware of this bug & is trying to repair in next version release).

By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
Hi Gang - I am back home & just got to view the entries made while I was gone!  Great clips Job, Arie & toonerama... I was scared for a bit with the committee dying, then Pinhead dying - glad to see it was all one big nightmare.....  Wasn't that nice of Pinhead to watch those 2 little "darlings" (probably why Pinhead remains childless!!)....  & Rich, secretive uncles with cryptic messages......  what a wide variety of themes & plots!  Great entertainment all the way around!
Can't wait to see more!
Hugs to all Smile
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
@budbundy - how cute is that - Pinhead's got some cool moves, even in 2D!!!  LOL Blinded Me with Science.....  don't know if "Poetry in Motion" is synonymous with Pinhead - what a total hoot that clip was!   
Question - did you create the dance motion or use a pre-done motion sequence - either way, Pinhead was doing a good job keeping time to the beat of the music (not always the easiest task to accomplish)!  Well done - can't wait to see more....
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
Hi Alley -
I think postponements are rather the norm, aren't they --  BTW first day of spring is Sunday, March 20, 2016 (easiest way to remember is on even years, it's the 20th, odd years it's the 21st)....
So can you maybe clarify, do folks have till the 1st day of Spring on March 20th or till the 21st???  (Not that 24 hours is going to matter much)...
Rolleyes  BigGrin
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
I want to know how a horse got into the bed of a pick up truck LOLOL.......  anxiously awaiting this one!
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
Hey Viking, love the canoe......  Is PH going to get it in/on that vehicle???

can't wait to see this one too!!!!

Anyway gang - I'm going to be away for a week on vacation - so I guess I'll see the rest of the entries upon my return on Easter......  Until then - take care all & keep being creative!!!
By GrannyJ - 3 Years Ago
colour (3/16/2016)
GrannyJ (3/16/2016)
I want to know how a horse got into the bed of a pick up truck LOLOL.......  anxiously awaiting this one!

That's Dobbin. Committee Member Joe, the other half of The Gruesome Twosome, is taking him for a ride. Well - It is Pinhead's "Wacky" Races, after all.BigGrin


Hhhmmmm - still makes me wonder not only how he got the horse up into the bed of a pickup - but what kind of magnificent beast that horse is to stay there during this "Wacky Race"....  I want the breeders name & the sire & dam, 'cause that's one mighty mellow horse (would probably even let me ride him LOLOL)...... Does he have siblings for sale do you know???  LaughHeheBigGrin
By Sandpaints - 3 Years Ago
Wow, I just heard about this contest after making an other contest entry at a Film Production Software company named Celtx - so I'd probably have to rework my Pinhead a bit - there's some motion but no lip syncing. There are still images involved, but no bubbles (although I thought about that, again not being aware of the activities here). So hope you will take a look at it and offer any advice. It wouldn't be that hard to revise.

Just joking, but it occurs to me that all video is just one still frame after another by definition - it's not motion, but our brains perceive it as such. Anyway, I love the character Pinhead too and hope you will enjoy what I tried to do with him. The project was done primarily with iClone and imported some models from DAZ. Edits were done in post production video software to align the sound tracks etc including some Green Screens.

Thank you for a wonderful model, and any comments.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/03d31721-4938-4a84-97a2-9241.jpg

https://youtu.be/Art4dnNryoc





By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

Not wanting to put a downer on anything, but if Surveymonkey requires sign up (and it looks like it does), a lot of people won't use it.

That said, wouldn't it be better to just run the voting here on the website by using a Poll thread?

All you'd need to do is list each entry as a poll option, and people could vote by voting right here on the forum.  If you need more than one category, you could even run more than one Poll thread and then add the totals of each thread at the end.  I could be wrong, but I think a Poll thread right here on the forums would be a lot better and a lot easier than using external websites or having to install a voting system.



By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

Nice camera angle and choice of FOV, Dennis!


By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

My initial thought, looking at all those bags of gear, was that he's preparing for a week camping wild on Dartmoor, but not with a boat he isn't.
Obviously a new hobby of his, boating, and he's just bought all the kit.

It's probably just a fad, so by next week, the new boat and all the kit will probably be on ebay BigGrin



By pumeco - 3 Years Ago
@ Pumeco. LOLBigGrin
Despite the hype - Mine's pretty  uninspiring, compared to others. So don't expect much Ermm. I keep telling myself; it's the participation that counts. BigGrin

Hey Peter, was going to comment on yours a while back, but didn't.  I was trying to remember the name of a film it reminded me of, and I still can't remember it even now.  It's an old film (but it was filmed in colour if I recall), where there's a bunch of driving partners having a race across the country in old-fashined cars - styled like the ones you're using.  I'd recognise the name as soon as I hear it, but can't pull it from the back of my mind.


By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

@Duchess
That's one of my favourite films, that is!  ... it's even got my favourite Supercar in it ... Lamborghini Countach!
But no, not that, the one I meant is way older than that, it had really old-style cars like in Peter's images.

And anyway, there's no way Pinhead could ever afford a beast like this :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtMvkA84s4Y


@Dennis
No, not that one either, but it looks a lot closer!
I think it was a British movie if that helps.



By pumeco - 3 Years Ago
colour (3/21/2016)
As usual - Rough around the edges. Ermm



Enjoyed that, makes me wonder how the horse felt about having his ears used as indicators though BigGrin


By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

Funny stuff, OldBuffer, looks good as well Tongue


By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

Typical, I always miss the fun!
Haven't a clue what Toonarama said to Alley, but if it has anything to do with "The Godfather" or his family, I'm sayin' nothing - lol

I prefer my fingers where they are, attached to my hand BigGrin


By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

That's true good point.


By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

I forgot to vote, I even visited the thread the other day and was reminded, but still forgot Wow
Sorry, I guess my mind was on other things, but it was still fun to see them all.

Wouldn't want to be in the judges position, but good luck to all entrants Smile


By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

Will watch them all in one go tonight, then vote, looking forward to it Smile


By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

To be honest, I wasn't too fond of the Comic idea at first, but now I've seen them all I've changed my mind, was definitely enjoyable.
Haven't voted yet, I can put some votes to some categories, but others are really hard to decide between so I'll sleep on it, might even watch them again tomorrow!


By pumeco - 3 Years Ago

Hey Job, I think the doc is James Bond (Daniel Craig) BigGrin
Funny stuff Rog!



By Gerskey - 4 Years Ago

Hi community,
It's great to hear the news from Alley regarding Pinhead and the new website. Excellent information

BigGrin
Well done guys.

Peace
Gerskey

By Gerskey - 3 Years Ago
Hi community,
back from my 1st holiday abroad in Europe. Krakow in Poland is a lovely city so clean and so friendly. Food and Beer are plenty and people too. I got the chance to go on a few tours while there. Auschwitz Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mines, Zakopane Tatra Mountains ( Carpathian Mountain Range ) and last of all Oscar Schindler's sites. No amount of pictures can do it justice only the experiences of being there. Believe me, you'll shake your heads to what happened there during WWII. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone that believes that humanity today, still has lessons to learn.
Peace
Gerskey
By Gerskey - 3 Years Ago

Hi Colour > Peter
Sometimes words are not available. I'm always looking in at you Peter.
Take care and good luck Peter on the Pinhead Competition XOX
Peace
Gerskey.

By Gerskey - 4 Years Ago
Hi community,
Awh GrannyJ, just watched your video and what a marvellous job that you created. I just love it!
Congratulations GrannyJ x.
Peace
Gerskey
By Gerskey - 3 Years Ago
Hi community,
May I say the entries for this competition are outstanding which I found voting hard to do like 3DStory has mentioned. Nonetheless, it has been done and again, it has been a joy to take part and to each and everyone, the best of luck.
Peace
Gerskey.
By Gerskey - 3 Years Ago

Hi community,
I'm sorry that I didn't get the chance to follow this thread as often as I would have like to,
to show you all of my attempts with this competition. However, saying that, here it is and I hope it makes it into the competition.

Peace
Gerskey

By Gerskey - 3 Years Ago
Hi community,
just showed my Pinhead Comic video,the Grumpy Old Man, to my family.
 Aww sorry guys
It could have been better sorry. xox
to my cousins in Ireland to England and America sorry guys xx Sorry I'm learning xox.
Peace
Gerskey
By Gerskey - 3 Years Ago

Hi community,
I am so behind with my Pinhead Entry with one thing and another. The entries so far, as always are "ACE" excellent job done guys.
So bear with me as today I start my project for the Pinhead comic Project.
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/c948eaf3-9821-498f-8c41-2782.png
Peace
Gerskey

By duchess110 - 3 Years Ago
pumeco (3/20/2016)
@ Pumeco. LOLBigGrin
Despite the hype - Mine's pretty  uninspiring, compared to others. So don't expect much Ermm. I keep telling myself; it's the participation that counts. BigGrin

Hey Peter, was going to comment on yours a while back, but didn't.  I was trying to remember the name of a film it reminded me of, and I still can't remember it even now.  It's an old film (but it was filmed in colour if I recall), where there's a bunch of driving partners having a race across the country in old-fashined cars - styled like the ones you're using.  I'd recognise the name as soon as I hear it, but can't pull it from the back of my mind.



The only one I can think of is The Cannonball Run
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
We have always been flexible.....frankly the 21st can go til midnight Hawaii time or whatever the latest time is....and frankly, I'm not staying up late to make sure it hits the deadline - lol.  If it's there sometime Tuesday the 22nd when I look for final entires, it will be fine.  If you have issues, send me a PM.
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
I've posted the latest two entries.  Tomorrow I'll work on also notating who they are by to make it easier.  I presume I might see a couple of more entries by tomorrow.
Now folks....I have no idea how to set up a vote for you all.  The software I use (Web Plus) does not seem to have this function and I really don't know how to do it.  I know there are free softwares but I wouldn't have a clue how to set something up and link it to our website.

So unless someone can think of another way to do this, we might have to skip the on-line vote.  Let me know if anyone has any ideas.

Thanks.
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Comic Relief Vote


Okay, my thanks to the Survey Monkey suggestion and the Vote is now officially up.   Reminder...please only vote once - it's okay if your friends and family vote provided they actually watched the videos.  The votes are for the "Golden Pinhead" Awards which are decided by the community.  We would love for all members of the community to vote - not  just the participants so thank you in advance.  The vote will remain active for a couple of weeks probably.  We'll keep you posted.

As for the prizes, we have decided that we will award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and the winners will be able to pick their prizes in that order.  For the balance of participants, there are enough prizes for everyone to get something so we will draw your names to place the order for which you get to pick from the lot.  It is obvious that everyone of you put a tremendous effort into the submissions and frankly, they are all deserving and full of merit.  We thank you for embracing this concept which was quite different from any other project.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place are decided by the Committee but we have also asked for some help and opinions from 2 Amazing iClone Filmmakers and former participants.  Mark and Mythical Dragon will also weigh in on their favourites to help us make the final decision.

You guys are all awesome!  If I can figure out how to embed the link to the survey on the website, I will - otherwise I guess we just try to keep bumping the link here so people can find it.

3dStory - once you have posted your video, I'll add it to the survey.   So if people want to wait before voting, that's fine.
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Ok, I started a new thread for the vote.  Thanks for the suggestion.
As for that last post about being annoyed - could you elaborate? 
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Ok, thanks - I googled to try and figure out what that could mean?? Unsure

Thanks for clarifying.
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Hello everyone....just a quick update.  I have had my kids around for the last few weeks.  I also got a new laptop for birthday/Christmas and I've been very distracted and taken lots of family time.  So, I apologize for being behind here.  I will get the website updated today with people who have joined up and entries.  I'll post back when I think I have it up to date and if anyone notices I am missing anything, please let me know.

I'll get on this right away.
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Ok, I think I am up to date now with entries and participants listed.  Please let me know if I've missed anything.

Great entries - you guys amaze me!! Smile

Pinhead Adventure
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Hi All,

Just wanted to say that as usual, we will probably add an extension to the project.  As it is, I will be on vacation from Feb 26 to March 6 and the week before that is Reading Week at University and my daughter will be home.  So, I wouldn't have time to sort this out which means we should probably just decided on an extension right now.

I would propose that perhaps we make it the first day of Spring which I think is March 21.  Would that be okay with everyone?
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Hi everyone...just catching up on the thread.  I think March 21 which is a Monday should be the closing date as it gives the full last weekend to finish up.
Thanks budbundy for posting the tutorial on the credit sequence - what program is that done it?
If I have missed posting any entries of people who have joined, please nudge me.
Thanks!
@colour - how I did my text overlays was to open the text bubble in photoshop, and added the text on a different layer, then saved as a png so now text is on the bubble.   In Pinnacle, I added the text bubbles on the "Text" overlay track and had them fade in and fade out.  I put the candle flame on the video overlay track - I had a candle flame with alpha background rendered which I positioned over the candle.  As Studio 15 only has one video overlay track, I rendered the movie and then started a new project with the rendered movie...then I put the hearts and the tears on a separate overlay track and re-rendered.
This of course was not the most clever way to do things, just wanted to demonstrate the concept.  You guys have taken this a whole lot further with your creativity from what I've seen so far.
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Great work John!  The style is a little different and quite imaginative!
I've added it to the entries now.  So we have 5 entries so far and they are all looking great!
Again, nudge me if I've missed anything. 

Thanks budbundy for that - I thought maybe it was After Effects.
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Well I'm back from vacation (physically anyway) but my head is still rocking from the boat.  Anyway, I thank you for all the donations that came in last week and I've updated the website.  I've added Daniel to the Join Us and I posted Rog's entry.  Please tell me if I am missing anything still.

So how many more entries are we expecting?....we have 6 so far from what I can see.
By Alley - 4 Years Ago
Hi Viking....ok, no narration - sorry.  The story really has to be pushed through the visual and the music and written speech.  Narration would be getting away from the concept.
By Alley - 4 Years Ago
Great work GrannyJ!!
I've added this video to the Entries tab.  Also...the Speech bubble pngs by Joe are now on the download page, as well as the iProp bubbles supplied by GrannyJ.
Thanks to you all.
www.pinheadadventure.com
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Thanks animagic, I fixed it. Smile
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Oh, and BTW...I changed question 4 to Which had the best use of MUSIC and sound effects?  i.e. I added music - it's what I meant to put, sorry.
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Ok, I've added Rubber Duckie to the voting list - please all feel free to do your votes whenever you're ready.  I also added it to the entries on the website.
I'll keep you posted on an awards ceremony but it will be a few weeks.
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
I think I have now got all the entries on the website and added their titles and who they were by.
Thanks for doing that dummy survey on Survey Monkey - I think I'll give it a try then and see if that would work for us.
As for 3dStory - I am waiting for committee members to weigh in and will post back...please continue to work on it, it will be included in some fashion but we just need to work it out.
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Oh my goodness Rog, that really cracked me up at the end....you have such a cute sense of humour....that might have been simple in execution, but the creative idea was excellent and produced a huge chortle out of me at the end (not giving away anything). Smile
By Alley - 3 Years Ago
Gerry, I can ask Joe to download it for you....do you have the other 4?
By Alley - 4 Years Ago
Hello Everyone,

Well we finally got our act together and we have a project and a brand new website!

The website was built by me using WebPlus 8 software by Serif.  It's not perfect, but I didn't want to delay the launch any more.

I hope you like the premise of this project....I don't want to give anything away so......tada.....

www.pinheadadventure.com is now open for business.
By Alley - 4 Years Ago
I have a bunch of speech bubble pngs that Joe packaged up and I'll post them for download later....gotta go out.  But for those that want to do the speech bubbles via video overlays or do some work on them in photo program, these will be ideal.  I'll post back when they are ready to download.
Granny - re you question....post the videos in this thread and then I'll add them to the website.  Perhaps there is a way to create a form to auto-link them but I don't know how to do it and I am using web software so I don't do html.Blush
By Alley - 4 Years Ago
In Photoshop, there are some basic speech bubbles included.  But I was thinking that maybe we could provide a variety of speech bubbles for both thought and speech as a download.  I'll ask Joe, as he is a whiz at stuff like this.

I just changed the Heading "Comments" to "Where are you from". Blush
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
Alley (11/12/2015)
I just changed the Heading "Comments" to "Where are you from". Blush


Thanks, Alley. I just signed up.

By animagic - 3 Years Ago
OK, I will be cooperative and agree with the extension... But the wait, the wait...
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
Thanks, Granny! (a Granny Award? Tongue)  Anyone knows when the ceremony will be?
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
To keep this thread alive, I'm posting a few of my panels, in which Pinhead has just upset his girlfriend, Amanda:

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/7176d87a-8f90-4275-bd35-823f.jpg

I found a program called Comic Life, which lets you compose comics based on images and includes balloons as well as lettering for sound effects as you see above. It also includes a foont called Potty Mouth, which is very useful for strong language. Like this:

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/bfdadb38-bf18-4984-8423-5d74.jpg

I'm enjoying this project. With only one light one has to get inventive, but that's fun actually.

EDIT: Edited for formatting.

By animagic - 4 Years Ago
Alley, I left a comment on the website (as submitted entry) to correct the state I'm from as listed.
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
animagic (11/13/2015)
Alley, I left a comment on the website (as submitted entry) to correct the state I'm from as listed.


Thanks, for the correction, Alley!

By animagic - 3 Years Ago
I look forward to your entry, Gerskey. Good luck!

We need more contributions, people! This should be easy!!!
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
jarretttowe (1/23/2016)
I want to start on this on the next round. Any idea what the subject is going to be?


Welcome to the club! The subject and now even the format is always kept a surprise until the last moment. We don't even know when the next one will be!

We usually have unofficial ones for Halloween and Xmas/New Year. These are called "fun clips" and can be created any time you feel inspired as long as they feature Pinhead.
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
Thank goodness! I am in the middle of an animated movie currently, so this project will provide the necessary "comic relief"! Tongue

I've always wanted to try and create a graphic novel story, so this is a good excuse... w00t

It's also an area in which I'm a total newbie, so I will have lot's of questions. For example, how does one create speech bubbles? Unsure
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
Sorry, I haven't had my coffee yet, but when I sign up, where do I enter my location?
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
I'm glad you emerged, Daniel! I used Comic Life for my entry and it worked great once I found a way to incorporate it.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
@Daniel: Thanks! Other than with most of my productions, this one actually went rather quick. There were also lot of assets and setups that I could reuse so that helped.

Although we are allowed to have camera movements, I wanted to try and create an actual comic book. I then found a page turning effect in Sony Vegas that looked good. The sound and the timing of the panels and the speech bubbles turned out to be great ways to pace the story. It's like turning the pages quicker when the story gets exiting.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
Very funny clip, rogread! It helps me understand my medical bills...Tongue The doctor somehow reminds me of Putin...Unsure
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
justaviking (4/2/2016)
I anticipated some good use of Indigo since they were stills rather than video.


While they are stills, I found that the ultra-realistic style achievable with Indigo wasn't really suited. Something more stylistic or "drawing-like" if you will turned out to work better for me.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
@Gerskey: I would like to chime in and confirm what others have said. I revisited your clip and found it again very funny and nicely done. Maybe your family and friends are just grumpy and recognize themselves...Tongue

I now have the difficult task to start voting. There's definitely merit in all of the clips, so I wish there were as many questions as movies to acknowledge the creative effort of each of you.

EDIT: As a reminder to any members who want to vote, here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KCNQP2N. The page with all the entries is here: http://pinheadadventure.com/page4.html.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
Exclamation Mark We need an edit: Question 6 seems to miss "Hamster Jam" by Rog Read.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
I'm really pleased that so many of you were able to finish your videos. I've watched each of them and as always there is a great variety of all the trouble Pinhead gets into. I wonder of some of it is autobiographical?

I will be away over Easter without any on-line access, so it's good we have some time for voting. I'd like to revisit each video, as it's been a while since I've seen some of them (including my own).
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
A great first entry, Granny; very well done! Cool

And, all the best with your health.
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
colour (11/21/2015)
Alley's new car. Shame it's got a starting handle BigGrin


Nice! That would be Pinhead's job to get it/her going, right? Tongue

By animagic - 4 Years Ago
budbundy (12/27/2015)
also the Pinhead cc file was corrupted.


You can try the one from my store. It should work. http://city.reallusion.com/ContentPreview.aspx?i=JICc3a100862cdbaa924.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
Looks like the amount is not updated...Unsure Still, it's for a good cause!
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
3DStory (3/8/2016)
Finally...a single panel...and not even animated, but hey...it's a start...

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/78c1751e-be31-42ec-aad7-6f39.png

I like the look if it, Daniel! No need for animation, except perhaps for the speech bubbles.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
colour (3/5/2016)
Just to keep this Thread on top for taste, here's Alley as Penelope Pitstop at the start of Pinhead's Wacky Races, with Joe & Gerry as the  Gruesome Twosome. I'm sure they'll like to know that. Wink
Anyone-else got any WIP Pics?
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/29db2524-17e8-4991-9633-be0f.jpg


Looks good, Peter! Alley and her ride look very classy, as is to be expected. I wonder what's up with the horse...Unsure
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
John, that was very, very funny and very well done! I'm glad we have another contestant with a great clip.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
pumeco (2/27/2016)

Hey Job, I think the doc is James Bond (Daniel Craig) BigGrin


Hmm, right, I thought I recognized him from somewhere...Unsure
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
Thanks, colour, for pointing that out. I just donated as well. The goal should be easy to reach.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
In Photoshop Elements, I would use a separate layer for your text balloons and then save out your image and your balloons separately (that is, your image is just used as a reference to place the balloons). That way in your NLE you can then fade the text balloons in and out separate form the image to give the impression of a succession in the dialog.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
@Toonerama: that was a great entry! Dark too, so it's good we have Arie!

The pace and the music really helped to move the story along. I had to pause a couple of times to read the text, although the imagery often said enough already.

Well, this promises again to become a great contest!
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
It's been quiet on this tread, so I thought I would report on my progress. I've just sketched out my story idea, so that I can now start thinking about the visuals. I may try using Indigo, although I will have to adapt my scenery to be able to use it. I'm reusing characters and locations from my Halloween project, which will save time.  In fact, the new story is sort of a follow-up or alternate thread, but it will be quite different in its outcome. I have to give Dennis credit for the idea of the original story. 

I've just finished a first pass of all scenes of another Pinhead story I'm working on with lots of animation, so this project will be a nice antidote. 
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
To follow up, I decided that I would try and use the toon shader to work with and discover something different. Here is a still that will form the first panel:

http://www.virtualrealist.com/images/ph_comic/pl_s01_1.jpg

The story parallels the Halloween movie until Pinhead finds the Committee, after which take a different turn. I'm going to use a widescreen format, so that will be different from a regular comic.
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
One more before I go to bed:

http://www.virtualrealist.com/images/ph_comic/pl_s02_1.jpg

Because the toon shader gives you only one (directional) light, you have to "fake" things by using self-illumination for example.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
For once, I have an early contribution! My comic is called "Playing Dead".



It's a follow-up of the Halloween movie I entered based on a story idea by Dennis (justaviking). 

This is the first time ever that I did a comic, and it was a lot of fun. I hope it will inspire others to come forward. Don't be shy. For one, you won't have a sliding-feet problem!  You do need a good story, obviously.

I've found the iClone toon renderer combined with the HDR toon map setting quite suitable for this. The single light is a challenge of course, but you can use self-illumination, specularity, and glow maps to work around that. What you see is the rendered output from iClone 6. I composed the actual comic book in Comic Life 3, as mentioned before. It has speech bubbles, a collection of various comic fonts, and the special font used for sounds in comics. The text and the speech bubbles were then extracted and imported separately into Vegas.

I decided to treat this as a true comic book, so each panel is a still, although I used fades for the speech bubbles and the text. Vegas has a page turning-transition that works nicely. You can control the speed with which the page are turned to fit the story. As Alley already mentioned, music and sound are important, and they contribute to the "movement" in the story.

EDIT: Here is the direct link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyq4MCSfLKc.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
Arie, that was a cute entry! I thought the design and the music selection fitted the story well.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
Bedankt Arie; thank you, Dennis!

Dennis, you could also have found out what I used by reading the part of my post after the inserted video...Whistling

But yes, I invested $30 in Comic Life 3 and I've found it money well spent. It gave my all necessary textual elements for the comic panels.

BTW, I thought a comic would be easier and that we would have many more entries by now. What made it simpler for me is that by now I have many scene elements that I can reuse.
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
@toonarama: it looks fine on my monitor. Intriguing...Wow
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
About  Survey Monkey: I've received polls from them and I didn't need to sign up. I believe you just make a link available for the voters.

Apart from the limitations, what I don't like about a poll on the forum is that intermediate results are visible before the voting is over.
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
justaviking (3/20/2016)
We all love Pinhead, but we have to admit that planning are forethought are not his greatest strengths.  Whistling


These character traits seem to rub off on some of the participants...Tongue
By animagic - 4 Years Ago
Very nice, Arie! It was good to see Holland again. When Pinhead suggested a cup of coffee, I had expected a visit to a "Coffee Shop"...Tongue
By animagic - 3 Years Ago
I'm patiently waiting...Doze

@Dennis: Dialog can indeed be problematic as I found out. I think I had to redo some shots to make it fit.

@Everyone; good luck!
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
As always, these projects require a surprising amount of bookkeeping and organizational management.
I'm finding myself working differently than usual, making individual still images, and utilizing a new piece of software into the process, so that changes things.

As I worked yesterday, I was finding that my organization strategy was: A) Brilliant, B) Wrong, C) Had gaps, D) All the above.
The answer, of course, is "D."

So, what to live with?  What to fix?  What to do differently going forward (and having an inconsistent schema)?

It's the old analogy of taking time to sharpen your ax.  At some point, that's time well spent.
So I spent my first hour this morning doing clean-up, much of which might never be necessary, but as I get closer to the deadline I hope the investment will pay off by saving time and reducing stupid errors when I'm in a hurry.

Oh well... as long as I've spent this much time writing this non-productive post, I might as well post another picture.
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/00c7dc49-6bfb-4ef2-8398-2ea8.jpg
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
pumeco (3/20/2016)
Obviously a new hobby of his, boating, and he's just bought all the kit.
It's probably just a fad, so by next week, the new boat and all the kit will probably be on ebay BigGrin


We all love Pinhead, but we have to admit that planning are forethought are not his greatest strengths.  Whistling

By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
duchess110 (3/20/2016)
pumeco (3/20/2016)
I was trying to remember the name of a film it reminded me of, and I still can't remember it even now.  It's an old film (but it was filmed in colour if I recall), where there's a bunch of driving partners having a race across the country in old-fashined cars - styled like the ones you're using.  I'd recognise the name as soon as I hear it, but can't pull it from the back of my mind.

The only one I can think of is The Cannonball Run


I can picture, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
That involved a zany, cross-country race to retrieve a buried treasure.  Pinhead would have felt right at home in that movie.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
Is anyone else trying to do a 100-hour project in two days?
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/a63bd3b2-cab9-464a-946d-af82.jpg
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
@Pumeco,
Thanks for the compliment.  I think there might have been some luck involved, but I'm glad you like it.  It will be interesting to see how my many shots survive when I get the dialogue added in.  I'm sure there will be plenty of compositional shortcomings by the time I'm done, so enjoy that picture while you can.

@Colour,
Fishing?  You'll have to wait and see.  But I can tell you he will not have a horse in the canoe.  You have dibs on Dobbin for this project.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
colour (3/19/2016)
That canoe reminds me of something..............."Pinhead's a thief" BigGrin


I'm glad you thought of that.  It most certainly entered my mind, too.
For a while I included one "inside joke" about the origin of the canoe, but then I decided to pull it out to avoid confusing other people.
Maybe I'll have to put that in a "director's cut" later (or just post the single frame on the forum after I've submitted my entry).

Good luck.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
animagic (3/21/2016)
justaviking (3/20/2016)
We all love Pinhead, but we have to admit that planning are forethought are not his greatest strengths.  Whistling

These character traits seem to rub off on some of the participants...Tongue


Blush

P.S.
It's hard to type accurately when I'm laughing.  BigGrin
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
colour (3/21/2016)
As usual - Rough around the edges. Ermm


What?  No!

Even though I'm scrambling to finish mine, I took time to watch your entry.  I'M GLAD I DID.  I loved it.  BigGrin

I was laughing at almost every frame that appeared on my screen.  Thanks for a great entry!


(Now back to my task...)
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
@Alley,

For the voting,  "Survey Monkey" comes to mind.  I've voted on it, but have never used it to set up my own voting, so I don't have any real experience with it.

THANK YOU again for the work you do behind the scenes.

And yes, you will have at least one more video waiting for you in the morning.  (You might even see it tonight if you stay awake long enough.)
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
Wow Jeff (jlittle), you did TWO videos and you still beat me!  But only by a little.  I can't wait to watch them.  I do that during breakfast.
Mine is still uploading while I'm typing this message.
Just a little more... just another minute...
Done uploading... Processing (I forgot about that step)... Three minutes remaining...

"Pinhead's Vacation"
After a long and exhausting work week, Pinhead decides to go camping.  He has never done that before, but what could possibly go wrong?"

By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
Alley (3/22/2016)
As for 3dStory - I am waiting for committee members to weigh in and will post back...


In other words, you're waiting to see if his bribery check clears or bounces.   Wink
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
Thanks for the great entry, Gerskey.

I really laughed at the shopping list Gramps "thought" he really needed.  An Pinhead's excuse for being slow was funny, too.

I'll try to avoid spoilers, but it was a delightful surprise at the end.



(Now I have to get back to my stuff project again...)
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
@Job (Animagic),

That was GREAT!!!  I loved it.
Excellent music and sound (ambient and effects).  You did a great job of laying out the text in comic book style.

What did you use for the dialogue/thought bubbles?
(EDIT:  Oh, I paused when the credits started... "Comic Life 3" for the text?)
(EDIT again:  I just read the video description in YouTube.  Yup, Comic Life 3.  Someday I'll learn not to post before finishing my first cup of coffee in the morning, LOL.  I'm glad I didn't read that before, though, it has spoilers in it.)

---

I liked the way you were able to repurpose the original project and extend it.  I've been thinking about doing the exact opposite.  There is an idea I've had for quite a while, and I might do it for this project, and then turn it into the animated version later.

I had such huge assumptions of getting a lot done on my project over the holiday break.  I can't believe how busy I was, and how little of anything I accomplished.  I'll have to finalize my plan and get it done so I'm not late.
By justaviking - 4 Years Ago
Nice to see this thread wake up again.
I have at least two ideas for the project, not sure yet which I'll be doing, but I really hope to make good use of my Christmas vacation time and get a lot of work done on my project.

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Job.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
@Toonarama,

Wow, that was awesome!  w00t

Loved the lighting, camera angles, music, and the rapid heart-pounding pace.
The story was excellent too.  Very "Pinhead."
Really great.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
About the survey...

I thought about the forum first, but was pretty sure it's quite limited in functionality.

Do you need to register with Survey Monkey to *participate* in the survey, or only if you are the one *creating* the survey?  I'm pretty sure I've used it before, and I know I've never registered there.  I don't really know anything about it, though, other than it popped into my head.

About 3DStory...
I'm sorry to hear you won't get your video entered last night or even today.  Looking forward to seeing it though.
By justaviking - 4 Years Ago
@Toonarama,

That's a great screen shot.  Love the lighting.
Even that single frame makes me very curious and full of anticipation.  Smile
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
Alley (1/25/2016)
I would propose that perhaps we make it the first day of Spring which I think is March 21.  Would that be okay with everyone?


That is fine with me.

Enjoy your vacation and stuff.

By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
@John (TheOldBuffer),

That was great.  Smile

Are you as buff as Pinhead?  I could only dream of that.
Thanks for the imaginative and well-done entry.
By justaviking - 4 Years Ago
budbundy (12/27/2015)
i just signed up for this,
where do you submit the video?


So glad to have to join us.  Smile
I believe this time we simply upload it to YouTube (or Vimeo, or similar).  Share it here.
I've not been on the Pinhead website lately, so I'm not sure if there are more instructions there.
http://pinheadadventure.com/
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
@Arie,

Great entry.  Very lighthearted, and I thought the music selection was great.  Very easy to watch.  Smile

@Bud,

Don't worry about the lack of communication.  I think it's all being rather "loose" (even by Pinhead project standards).  Make a clip... post it here... maybe try the sign-up thing again... but mostly have fun.  I'm certain if you post an entry here, you'll be "entered."
By justaviking - 4 Years Ago
QUESTION:  Can you have a "narration" voice-over, if it's not Pinhead and other characters speaking?
By justaviking - 4 Years Ago
Alley (11/16/2015)
Hi Viking....ok, no narration - sorry.


No problem.

I considered having a story book, and reading it to a child, with illustrations to support the story.  Maybe I'll have to do that for a "fun clip" sometime.

I have some boring meetings at work planned for this month.  Maybe that will give me time to think of a great idea.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
Thanks for the list, Toonarama.

I have begun spreading the word about the videos (including a hint of a possible straggler) so people can view and vote.
I tell them they aren't under pressure to vote for anyone in particular, but that we as a community are pleased to have as many viewers as possible.
By justaviking - 4 Years Ago
@Granny,

What a great and charming video!!!

And such a perfect theme for the holiday season.  Pinhead really is a hero.  Smile
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
toonarama (3/23/2016)
Thanks Colour but it was Justaviking who recommended it not me!


But is was Toonarama who did the proof-of-concept test.  Smile

Team effort.  Wink

By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
toonarama (3/23/2016)
Just to advise people that when I was "testing" Surveymonkey yesterday it logs your IP address and therefore only allows you to vote once from a given computer.


QUESTION:  Can you "review" the survey to see what the questions are, and still vote?  Or would going to the survey (but not voting) block you from voting later?

I think I know the answer, but figured I'd ask anyway.

I like to know what the voting categories are prior to re-watching all the videos.  (Best story, best music, best cinematography, etc.)

We should post the questions here... and/or Alley could add them to the "Voting" thread.


By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
toonarama (3/22/2016)
New link on now which won't ask you to sign in - REMEMBER THIS IS NOT THE REAL VOTE!!!
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/X9YWZWR


Thanks for doing the experiment.
It was fun to vote for myself for a change.  Wink
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago

3DStory (3/24/2016)
And finally...

Super Pin & Quack

Rubber Duckie You're the One

Glad you were able to wrap things up and get it in.
A bit, uh, risqué w00t but funny story with some great surprises.

By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
@Jeff (jlittle)...

I finally got a moment and watched BOTH your videos.

I really appreciate having some 2D Pinhead, even if it is CrazyTalk instead of the ancient original version of it.  It still has a certain Pinhead-y charm.

Both stories were quite delightful, and I loved the motivation behind the "twisted performance art."

Thanks for the great entries.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
pumeco (4/2/2016)
To be honest, I wasn't too fond of the Comic idea at first, but now I've seen them all I've changed my mind, was definitely enjoyable.


That's one of the many things I enjoy about the Pinhead projects... they get people to try new things.

Sometimes it's a specific genre or an interesting topic.  In this case a specific artistic approach, yet even then there was quite a variation in style.  I was happy it was well suited for the old-school "2D Pinhead," which is what I first thought I would revert back to for this contest.  I anticipated some good use of Indigo since they were stills rather than video.

This time the project lead to a new tool for me: Comic Life.  I used a trial version for the project, but I think I'll be buying it just to have around.  I have more to learn about it, but it was fun to use.

And, yes, it's been so fun to see all the entries.  I need to do a "serious" watching of them again, now that I know what the voting categories are.  A fun task, for sure.

@Alley... Please remember give us a good heads-up prior to the close of voting, once you decide when the polls will close.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
Family response...

I have the same issue.  On one hand, they're very supportive.  But on the other hand, their animation reference points are Pixar and DreamWorks, and they just don't get it.

Sometimes, without intending to be cruel, people completely miss the story because they're so busy commenting on (or asking about) every flaw... Why did his foot slide?  His finger went right through the handle of his coffee cup.  Can she comb her hair, what would happen?  That truck didn't sound real.  ...and so on...

As a person who is most interested in telling a story, I'm sitting there in agony as they miss all the dialogue and probably don't even know what the story was about by the time they're done watching.  That's not always the case, but it certainly has happened.

At times like that, you have to remind yourself that you do it for your own enjoyment.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
rogread (2/25/2016)
Been very busy of late, and getting busier, so this will have to do as my entry. Sorry it's so rough, but I've no time to refine it.


Thanks, Roger.
I was *so* happy to see our loveable, traditional, old-school Pinhead.

That is a favorite story of mine, and I loved seeing it brought to life through your Pinhead clip.  (Hmm, that's a bit ironic.)


I don't know when I've had so little free time in my evenings, but I've not given up on mine.  I haven't missed a Pinhead contest yet.  Must keep up my perfect attendance record (with a lot of grossly imperfect entries).
By justaviking - 4 Years Ago
Yay!  A new Pinhead Project.  Smile

I'm so glad you didn't stay dead!!!  (Reference to a recent Pinhead Halloween video.)


I like the concept.  It's different, but in a good way.
Pinhead projects have always been about; a) Pinhead, and b) the story.
Not about specific software.

I like that this brave concept will appeal to those few die-hard 2D animators still out there.  And as you pointed out, it's great for Indigo users too.  I know a few people here have used iClone to create graphic novels, so maybe we'll attract some new participants.  It is also very newbie-friendly since you don't have to fight typical animation challenges.  But there will be plenty of challenges in coming up with a good script, lighting, music, and everything that's not animating motions.

Thank you for launching another project.

Now to start thinking.
Think, think, think....  hmmm...
Nope, need to think some more.
Hmm... think, think, think...
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
I've gotten started on mine, finally.  A little bit.
I'm approximately where I assumed I'd be 5 weeks ago.

There's still time for anyone to join and start on this project.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
About 7.5 hours left to cast your vote.

Watching all the videos... time well spent.
Always fun to compare and contrast the different styles and approaches to a project.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
wires (4/7/2016)
The voting for this contest will officially end on Sunday April 10th at 24:00 EDT (New York) = April 11th at 05:00 BST (London)


This is weird...

In my browser, the time shows up as "00:00" and I was going to ask if that actually meant "Sunday night," not midnight Saturday.

When I quote your post, it magically shows up as "24:00" Sunday, which makes much more sense.

Very strange.

THANKS FOR THE UPDATE.

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By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
I had "movie night" with my wife last night.  We watched all twelve entries and took notes on the various voting categories.

We are both in a horrible quandary because every video has wonderful things about it.  And how do you compare a simple, sweet story with a more complex storyline?  Is one better because there is "more to it" or is the other better because it left you with a good feeling?  How do you compare dark and moody lighting with bright and happy lighting?  They can both be done well while still being completely different from each other.

I've been feeling a real lack of discussion about the individual entries this time around.  I'm thinking of writing up a "comment" post mentioning something I like about each one.  I did that for Project 8, and it was fun.  Sadly, we're already nearing the end of voting, and I'm going to unavailable tomorrow, but maybe I can get one done today.

I hope everyone else watches all the videos and enjoys them as much as we did.
By justaviking - 3 Years Ago

Even though voting is done, I encourage anyone who hasn't already done so to watch at least some of the videos.
http://pinheadadventure.com/
See the "Entries" page.

The style was different, but most people used iClone, and projects like this can inspire creative thoughts.

And it'll help entertain you while waiting for the Golden Pinhead Awards where the winners will be announced.  (No planned date that I'm aware of, but I'm confident The Committee is working on it.)

By justaviking - 3 Years Ago
GrannyJ (4/20/2016)
I received a request for the "Golden Pinhead" as an iProp, so here is the sweet golden guy as an iProp & as an iAccessory!!   ENJOY!!!


Thanks for your generosity.

I tried making a Golden Pinhead once, based on the pictures I saw in the GPA ceremonies.  In my daydreams, I wanted to get it 3D printed.  I played with Sculptris and came to the conclusion 3D sculpting skills are horrible.  I am comfortable with a 3D engineering design tool, but not the artsy software.

By justaviking - 4 Years Ago
Hey, Animagic... looking good!!!!   w00t
By justaviking - 4 Years Ago
@Arie,

GREAT Pinhead clip.  Smile

Leave it to Pinhead to find himself in... uh... interesting situations, even when on a harmless vacation.

Thank you for the great video.
By toonarama - 4 Years Ago
Alley

Great idea for this contest as it gives me a chance of completing on time, allows me to concentrate on the story and (in a way) is good practice at storyboarding an idea. Already got stuck in with a working title of "Pinhead's Perilous Inheritance"
By toonarama - 4 Years Ago
Excellent work Job - nice toon render you got there.
I too am using Comic Life which is an excellent, intuitive and affordable little piece of software.
By toonarama - 4 Years Ago
Excellent news Alley - appreciate the efforts of all those who have made this possible - signed up!
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Great work Oldbuffer - particularly the surprise stretched ending!
By toonarama - 4 Years Ago
Wires/animagic/justaviking
Thank you for the feedback on the still - it should be ok but as Wires said I probably need to recheck once I have rendered the video.
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
justaviking (3/31/2016)
Family response...

I have the same issue.  On one hand, they're very supportive.  But on the other hand, their animation reference point are Pixar and DreamWorks, and they just don't get it.

Sometimes, without intending to be cruel, people completely miss the story because they're so busy commenting on (or asking about) every flaw... Why did his foot slide?  His finger went right through the handle of his coffee cup.  Can she comb her hair, what would happen?  That truck didn't sound real.  ...and so on...

As a person who is most interested in telling a story, I'm sitting there in agony as they miss all the dialogue and probably don't even know what the story was about by the time they're done watching.  That's not always the case, but it certainly has happened.

At times like that, you have to remind yourself that you do it for your own enjoyment.

Brilliantly summed up - I'm sure that will resonate with everyone!
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
New link on now which won't ask you to sign in - REMEMBER THIS IS NOT THE REAL VOTE!!!

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/X9YWZWR
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
I have set up a TEST survey here to see if it works - this is NOT the real one!!!!!!!!!

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/X9YWZWR

By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Gerskey (3/31/2016)
Hi community,
just showed my Pinhead Comic video,the Grumpy Old Man, to my family.
 Aww sorry guys
It could have been better sorry. xox
to my cousins in Ireland to England and America sorry guys xx Sorry I'm learning xox.
Peace
Gerskey

Hey Gerskey - don't be hard on yourself, I really enjoyed your animation too. I gave up showing my animations to my family a long time ago because they were never very impressed. I think it was partly because they were not great fans of animation anyway, but more importantly there only terms of reference are professional animations. They don't understand what is involved in creating them. Take the constructive criticism, ignore the negative stuff and listen to the community (they know best). Good luck! Mick
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Here are the questions you need to consider when watching for the voting

1.  What do you think was the best video overall?  The one that "wowed" you the most based on all aspects.

2.  Which video do you think was the most technically savvy?  Maybe the story wasn't quite as intriguing but technically it was brilliant.

3.  Which video do you think had the best storyline?  Aside from all else, which one was the most immersive?

4.  Which video made the best use of sound effects?

5.  Which video presented the most original use of speech bubbles and narratives to advance the story?

6.  Which video had the best "posed" comic frames, including "Expressions"?
By toonarama - 4 Years Ago
Nice work Granny JJ and so quick! It's good to have something completed to concentrate all our minds. A couple of months seems a decent amount of time but it soon slips away.
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Oh bugger! Googled it myself now and seen how it could have caused offence - so apologies to one and all - really was meant to be a joke referring to "The Godfather"!
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Thanks Colour but it was Justaviking who recommended it not me!
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Thanks for pointing that out Peter I had forgotten about that - donated now!
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Alley
I think that is a good idea - and I have no problems with it.
Toonarama
By toonarama - 4 Years Ago
As an impatient imperfectionist I am hoping to be finished "Pinhead's Inheritance" within the next few weeks- just need to ensure I can cram the improbable plot into the allotted time scale. Enjoying creating characters in CC for this.

I tended to go for quite dark images so this would be a good time for anyone to tell me if this image is too dark on their monitor.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/4d5109c4-564c-4f0d-935b-9322.png
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
pinguintje (1/2/2016)
Here is my final entry for the Pinhead Project.



Great little story - I love the fact that you go for gentle and amusing videos which is rare within the Iclone film making community. Good luck!

By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
animagic (1/4/2016)
For once, I have an early contribution! My comic is called "Playing Dead".



Excellent animation - I especially love the soundtrack and the sound effects which complement the story perfectly. Good Luck!

By toonarama - 3 Years Ago

Hello fellow pinheads!

OK got my entry ready at last - best (as with all the entries) to view full screen and at HD resolution otherwise it is hard to read the captions.

Apologies to anyone who reads slowly as you may not be able to keep up at all times. I am a slave to the music unfortunately.

Thanks to everyone (especially Alley) for making this competition possible and for making the timescales achievable. I am very slow so need all the help I can get in that area.

Some bits are darker than I expected following conversion into the video but hopefully you can still follow what's going on.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2TC9Ax-PH8

By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Alley - sorry didn't mean to worry you - it was meant to be a joke ; albeit not a good one!
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Thanks Alley

Just to advise people that when I was "testing" Surveymonkey yesterday it logs your IP address and therefore only allows you to vote once from a given computer. Some may worry about the security implications but Alley will be able to delete the survey when judging is complete.

Also is it worth starting a separate thread for the vote so it is clearly visible to the iclone community at large
Thanks

Mick
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
inadvertently offensive post removed by me!
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Yes Survey Monkey looks very easy to set up and free. i did register and start to set one up but then i realised i didn't know how you wanted to judge. Would be selecting one film as our favourite or a first, second and third choice or would we be voting for different categories (story, soundtrack...). i would happily set it up if I knew what was wanted.
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
I agree it would be better on the forum but I assumed that had been discounted for some reason?
I notice that the forum poll allows a max of 10 answers - not sure how many entries there are but i guess it could be split across 2 polls if necessary
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Great work Colour - very enjoyable and perfectly complemented by an excellent choice of soundtrack
By toonarama - 3 Years Ago
Great work Gerskey - another great soundtrack and I love your evocative sets
By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
Thanks GrannyJ!

Much to my relief, a story started to flow out of me today (as usual it will be a bit um, different)...

It doesn't even have a title yet. I will post some preview panels when I have some.

Just working on the production pipeline, I am also using Comic Life which is a fantastic piece of software for comics (as the name suggests)! 

Will check out the other entries soon too.

- Daniel
By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago

Donated...but there is still room in the piggy bank for more BigGrin

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By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
Finally...a single panel...and not even animated, but hey...it's a start...

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/78c1751e-be31-42ec-aad7-6f39.png
By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
Yes, I meant only the speech bubbles thank goodness, worst case not even those haha Smile

And yes...heading for a last minute rush as always...
By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
I watched all the entries, and they were all really fun and entertaining - great stuff Smile

I found it rather difficult to vote this time around...but submitted my vote nevertheless.

PS: On the old Pinhead web site, all the past competitions and fun entries were cataloged...will this be eventually done again?
By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
Thanks Alley, 

That's kind of you.

My movie is rendering...no matter which way I set it, CC 2016 is intent on taking 7 hours to render (insert horror emoticon). Not sure what happened, older versions seemed faster...

Anyway, looks like it will be tomorrow until I can upload - at least I can vote without the temptation of voting for myself Wink

- Daniel
By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
And finally...

Super Pin & Quack
Rubber Duckie You're the One



By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
@Peter – thanks, and thanks again for emailing me, or I wouldn’t have known the competition was on. As usual I learnt a lot of new things (Comic Life, how to take 7hrs to render 4min of footage etc.). 

@Dennis – Yes, I was careful in the selected poses though Smile This time around I created the story frame by frame…i.e. I did not create a script to follow. Strange what comes into one’s head sometimes…

@Alley – Thanks for adding me!! May I request a “subscribe” feature on the new web site? That way folks can be notified when there is some Pinhead action, particularly for slackers like me that don’t monitor the forum, and disappear for long periods of time …

Finally, I can kick back and enjoy the rest of the entries and then vote. 

By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
Pinhead!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow…just catching up on this thread…I didn’t even know that Pinhead was back until Peter kindly emailed me (thanks Peter!). 
Looks like under a month to go…better get cracking…
I have signed up at the new site just now…nice work Alley.
And hello to all the Pinhead gang, plus new ones joining.

- Daniel

 

By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago

Thanks guys, my fate on this forum seems tied to Pinhead…he goes I go Wink

@Job – watched “Playing Dead”, very nice…I thought it was going to be a tough lesson in irony about 3/4 of the way through...I can hear that sound effects really adds to the experience, as did the animated text bubbles. Darn…that’s going to be extra work in post!

The page flipping is quite nice too.


By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
@Dennis....that would be me...it will be touch and go...

Presumably I can upload on the final minute before midnight on Monday 21st? Smile

By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
Oh...but it isn't me that has issues...

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By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
You guys have time to chat? Impressive!

I'm out of steam...almost, almost done...will complete tomorrow a.s.a.p....before Alley check's the entries BigGrin


By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
Alas, due to various circumstances, mine will not make it in time for the competition...I will finish it this weekend nevertheless.

Best of luck to all the entries!


By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
@Peter – I guess that’s up to Alley, and the rest of the community. Perhaps if I can get it done by the time the voting system is organised? 

Either way it’s OK, it’s all for fun and learning after all – I only have my own time mismanagement to blame - (that should have been option E on Dennis’s list!) BigGrin

By 3DStory - 3 Years Ago
Wait for meeeee

I am almost there...just adding music and sound Smile

Hope to upload by end of my day here.
By sjonesdc - 4 Years Ago
I'm all in!!!
By sjonesdc - 4 Years Ago
GrannyJ (11/14/2015)
Hello Gang-
Here is my first draft, which may end up being my final entry.  I wanted to get something submitted now because shortly I may be unable to.  I know it is rather rough around the edges.....  but less than 24 hours from concept till final post doesn't leave a lot of room to be picky!  Anyway, I had fun doing it, which means more than anything at the moment.  So I hope you enjoy my little piece......  Oh, BTW, unless you have super exceptional vision - I highly recommend viewing it on You Tube (click the little You Tube Button on the player for newbies) as the reduction of video size in the forum makes reading text bubbles difficult....





Love it!!!!   

By pinguintje - 4 Years Ago
A nice clipSmileSmileSmile

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/ffc663bf-23b7-4665-b142-2c2a.png

Best Regards,
Arie
By pinguintje - 3 Years Ago
Here is my final entry for the Pinhead Project.
I signed up a few weeks ago, but I don't see my name on the list of participants yet.

Pinhead has opened a new fashion store. But the first customer causes some little problems......



Have fun,
Best Regards,
Arie

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By pinguintje - 3 Years Ago
A cool clip, John.
Very well done.SmileSmileSmile
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/ddfcfdf3-159c-47bb-8739-7cb1.png
Best Regards,
Arie
By pinguintje - 4 Years Ago
@GrannyJ
Thank you very much for Gretchen PinheadSmileSmileSmile

@animagic
Speech Bubbles in iClone are here:
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/24f5d172-7714-44bf-8cf6-07e7.png
Best Regards,
Arie


By pinguintje - 3 Years Ago
Hi colour,
I think what you do is ok. SmileSmileSmile
I have Paint Shop, but I think it works in the same way.

-Download the balloons from the Pinhead site and save them on your hard disk
-Open a picture in Photoshop Elements
-Open also a balloon in P.E.
-Write the text on the balloon
-Copy the balloon with text and past it on the picture (maybe you have to resize the balloon)
-Save the picture (with balloon)

Best Regards,
Arie
By pinguintje - 3 Years Ago
No problem.SmileSmileSmile

Best Regards,
Arie
By pinguintje - 4 Years Ago
Pinhead in Holland.........

I removed this video from you Tube.
Maybe Pinhead was a little bit too naughty

Best Regards,
Arie
By pinguintje - 4 Years Ago
@justaviking, animagic and wires

Thank you for watching the video and your kind words.SmileSmileSmile
Although Pinhead was this time a little bit naughty (he could not help it) he wishes you all a Merry Christmas.

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/849ef18f-e399-488c-b2bb-dd5d.jpg

Best Regards,
Arie
By pinguintje - 4 Years Ago
@ colour,
Pinhead is no longer in Holland. I have also removed the video from You Tube.
Maybe this time he was a little bit too naughty.
You will see him again.SmileSmileSmile
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/a00cd369-02fb-451b-a900-273c.png
Cheers on his new adventure.

Best Regards,
Arie
By pinguintje - 3 Years Ago
Very good clip, Rog.SmileSmileSmile

https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/9e329e18-1c2b-445a-b02c-afd8.png
Best Regards,
Arie
By pinguintje - 3 Years Ago
@animagic
Grote Klasse, Job!!!!SmileSmileSmile
(very well done)
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/c6a74cbc-d6f6-4580-ada2-a811.png
Groetjes uit Holland,
Arie
By pinguintje - 3 Years Ago
@justaviking
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/737ad0c5-4a8f-4ef0-a7f2-fb66.png

Best Regards,
Arie
By pinguintje - 3 Years Ago
@toonarama
Really a great clip. Even for me certainly not too dark.SmileSmileSmile
Pinhead in the twilightzone???
https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/eff84fc1-cfda-4495-8d52-b97b.jpg

Best Regards,
Arie
By TheOldBuffer - 3 Years Ago
My project should be in post production by tomorrow but an extension is most welcome to do the buffing up.

John
By TheOldBuffer - 3 Years Ago
@wires   sorry you can't view.



@ animagic Thank you, I do like to put smiles on faces. 













By TheOldBuffer - 3 Years Ago
@toonarama 
Thank you 
Same for your entry . 

John
By TheOldBuffer - 3 Years Ago
Learners like myself and experts alike are all our own worst critics but for those outsiders who know little or nothing about the time and effort needed to produce anything creative who then look at our work and compare it to Pixar or Disney etc can be very difficult to deal with. This is why this forum is so important to all of us, not only for the help and support but for the "well done's" and "good job" we need to hear now and again to keep us going. 
Keep up the great work everyone. We all appreciate what we do.
By TheOldBuffer - 3 Years Ago
VERY FUNNY ROGREAD, 

By TheOldBuffer - 3 Years Ago
@ GrannyJ, pinguintj and Mark

Thank you very much


John

By TheOldBuffer - 3 Years Ago
This is my entry for the competition. I'm posting here because I can't see anywhere to post on the Pinhead site.
Its entitled "Pinhead gets Buffed-Up"

https://youtu.be/jK7YNxocWWk

It is in full HD so full screen advised.

John
By TheOldBuffer - 3 Years Ago
@pumeco, Alley & justaviking. 

Thank you very much for your comments.

@justaviking

Back in my glory days yes but these days the six packs's more like a keg and I only dream of having the same energy I had back then lol. 
By jarretttowe - 3 Years Ago
I want to start on this on the next round. Any idea what the subject is going to be?
By RB3006 - 4 Years Ago
Very well doneBigGrin
I like the
cleverly integrated moving elements .. w00t
By Peter Blood - 3 Years Ago
Hahaha Funny Rog. Very funny.

Cool pete

By Peter Blood - 3 Years Ago
Just saw you're entry Buffer and I liked it very much. Smile

Cool pete
By Peter Blood - 4 Years Ago
 Great news Alley et al. BigGrin 

I'll start digging around in the grey matter and see if I can come up with a story. Hopefully it'll come quickly. Like Animagic, I'm in the middle of animating a video so this will be a pleasant diversion when I need a break from doing that. I'm going to wait on signing up for a bit until I play with some story ideas. I would hate to sign up and have to pull out from a lack of creativity. Pinch

Cool pete


By Peter Blood - 4 Years Ago
Great video Granny. Pinhead is such a sweet guy, who couldn't love him. Very touching story.Kiss

Cool pete