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EDIT : Thanks for the DD

I'm a bit confused because I don't think this piece deserves a DD. The animation is not perfect and the MAIN problem is the lack of weight tranfer from left to right. ( there is other problems but minor)

So when you see it you won't miss it now !

I may fix it someday ... or not !

Thanks for reading.


Walk cycle of my mecha Emcut-02 done with Maya 2009

No texture... sorry, I got problems with UV and I'm too lazy to redo it !

Jump and Run will come soon

Concept is here :
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Given 2010-08-01
Emcut-02 Walk Cycle by *Rikuzo ( Suggested by sweetychan and Featured by NikiVandermosten )
Upon my first viewing this work, I had take some time to gather up my thoughts and fully take it all in. Allow me to break down this critique and explain my four scores for this art piece.

Starting with Vision: I presented you with 4 starts, seeing how this is to be one aspect of an entire planned set of 3D model animations. That is not an easy task and you've taken it on fully. I admire your ambition.

In terms of originality, I presented you with 3.5 stars. For a long while now the concept of robots and mechs has been around for some time. However you took the effort to customizing your very own robotic recreation and that is commendable. Yet, this activity is charted territory in the idea market. But you were able to take it a step further than most and created a model of your mech. A smart choice.

The technique receives a very solid 5 starts. Because not only have you been able display your own abilities with the usage of maya 2009; it seems that a piece like this, one of such high quality, makes the program Maya 2009 seem better as a product. That is impressive. The actual stride of the robot is smooth and natural to it's shape and design. That alone is VERY hard to replicate with ease. I particularly love how the weight of the robot is visually represented with the firmness in each step along with a slight bounce on impact. Very well done.

In terms of Impact, you have been given a solid 5 stars. As I explained in your technique the effort put into this piece is apparent. The general look of this model is strong and well constructed. It's almost enjoyable to watch this mech travel forward endlessly. It is hard to ignore this art piece and for good reason.

Overall, this again is a fine model and design. I hope to be able to see this with more detailed textures in the future. You should be proud of your work.
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Moogl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
NightHead Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THere might be some details to fix, but it's still pretty damn ACE overall! Amazing job will fav/comment again.
Ganameron Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Very well done. I can't say I see anything that looks wrong. It moves very smoothly and the movements looks vary natural and realistic. Great job!
TimberlineWolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
this is amazing
nemo-h Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lovely walk! You can really feel the weight behind each step.
AdamentSnow Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Good job a thumb up for the mechanical anatomy moment just fit the mech
SamuraiOfWater Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
COOL, I love it. Make more mecks.
MISTER-ONI Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I love, with what program you did?
babeskull16 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Interface Designer
AndresVG Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
Rik-VReal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome.
cuongqtran Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
How did you upload this to DA? As a FLV file?
Rik-VReal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SWF file
LauraRamirez Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student
Naaawce :D
PatrickOlsen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
5 Stars flat out man. The 3D animation and the modeling is perfect in my book. I have taken some classes for 3D animation and modeling and I would much rathe stick to drawing animations lol
henya66 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Shit that's AWESOME! :iconheeplz:
Su-Kichuya Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student General Artist
wolalalala !!! c'est géniaaaal !!!!
combien de temps passé pour faire cette animation ? O.o
Rik-VReal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Une journée. Ce qui est beaucoup pour un résultat si moyen.
Su-Kichuya Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Cela reste, à mon sens tout à fait admirable ! ^^
schatzitachi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the heavy steps and the bouncing shoulder from this:w00t:
TvectorToTvectorT Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
is so great I see him and i fell in love if he was a toy I would buy it really aweson
Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Pretty cool !!!
ZEROMaximusAurelius Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Still the gate is animated well and aside from the shift problem it looks fine it just needs refinement, awesome work!
3ihard Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011   Digital Artist
well done
Duerkark-the-Witness Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Best thing ever.
VanoNTP Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well good work )

Too heavy weight, hard vstepping - feels low mobility unit. (does you want it?)

point to fix - leg and arm connection is too small/thick ) (and think about a ball, not a stick)

with all patience, your critic )

8/10 walk animatic
7/10 design
6/10 modelling
8/10 visualization
cmg4life Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Looks awesome as it is, if you'd wipe that stupid grin of his face would look uber-awesome.

Ofc the animation has some problems but nobody is perfect.

Overall looks cool.
K0ubA Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
Animation isn't perfect? Could've fooled me. Even the shoulder armor bounces up and down with each step. The head has a slight bob to it, and the spacing of the steps is done well so you can really feel the weight as he places his foot on the ground (love the hang time before he places it). I guess maybe the overlap on the right hand/fingers is not there or at least not as clear as the overlap on the left hand. Yes there is somewhat a lack of weight transfer between left and right but because it's a mecha, it doesn't look like a mistake. If it was an organic creature it would be extremely visible.

Really though, the fact that you modelled this, rigged it, and animated a walk cycle this well? Very few people can do that, usually they're focused on just a part.
K0ubA Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hmm after staring at it for a while being mystified by it's beauty :D I noticed that the left arm is stiff, and doesn't bend as much as the right arm. Either that or it's the awkward perspective. I'm not sure if this will help, but try breaking the elbow joint, so that when the arm goes forward, the forearm bends back the opposite way for a bit. It gives it more flexibility but i'm not sure if it'll work for a mecha like this.

Try it :)
RH1N4N Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010   Digital Artist
This is incredibly smooth! Love it, love to see more :)
FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
stormfrog Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
I love it and I think it deserves the DD :)

The model by itself is very interesting. The animation might not be perfect, but I love that the robot really stomps down its feet just at the end of a cycle. Like he is really pissed off. Hilarious! =)

Keep it up man!
Yoruko Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student General Artist
I might have just orgasmed. :I IN MY BRAIN!

Wonderfully animated and wonderful design too. <3 Love the glowy bits and the colours you chose. (Surprisingly enough! *looks at her own icon*)
FMAedfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Wow! This is amazing! I especially (I don't know why) Love the shadow. I guess it makes it seem real :)
singleMedia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
hello bro, im planning to do some mech scratchbuilding in the future, can i ask your permission to use this as my model? im a gundam modeller and i want to take a shot at mech scratchbuidling, and this one is just my type. thank you.
Rik-VReal Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I'm glad you like it but you can't use it. This is my very own model so I want to keep it mine. Thank you
singleMedia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
oh. thanks for the reply. :) that's okey i understand. thank you again.
SonAsh-The-BandiH0g Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student General Artist
WOW, So Coool
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, even if you think it needs further improvement, I think what you've done thus far is extremely impressive. :thumbsup:
TLund Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It´s a solid model, great work on the concpet stage and a very well done 3d stage.

It will be great to see it with textures, but as it is now , well it is pretty amazing.
the-darkest-white Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Really nice, I especially liked the way the feet moved and the slight shake you added to the shoulders for each step.
sztewe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
vakhtang Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Why is there bad critique? This is the best robo animation I have ever seen :) (Actually I have seen none) :D Good job and keep up the good job :)
Denneldum Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gawd it's super cool
Zangentorus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Great job,for how long you use Maya? sorry for my English
Rik-VReal Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I use Maya for 8 month.
IHaveNoLifeXD Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
:la: 5 stars
Donaldy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Whew! it's a very hi_tech and elaborated digital technique.
Enigmatic-Zephyr Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you using 3Ds Max....??

that's just freakin' awesome.... :lol:
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