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June 25, 2003 at 3:21 am #6431
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SecretAgentBob

Hi all! My name is Jason Steele, I am the guy from http://www.secretagentbob.com (legotronn posted my site here a couple weeks ago, that’s how I learned of these forums, through checking my site’s referral record).

Anyway, I have just finished my short movie “The Legomatrix”, which any of you whom have seen “The Matrix Reloaded” will probably appreciate.

Medium-Quality QuickTime
39.5 Megs – QuickTime Motion JPEG compression:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/imedi … rixmed.mov

Low-Quality QuickTime
17.7 Megs – QuickTime Sorensen 3 compression:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/imedi … matrix.mov

Low-Quality MPEG-4
18.5 Megs – MPEG-4 Compression:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/imedi … rixlow.mp4

To save any of these movies to your hard drive (in case you don’t have the proper web plug-in), you should be able to right-click the link (or Control-Click if you have a Mac like I do), and choose either “Download Link To Disk”, “Save Target As” or whatever it’s called on your web browser.

I believe the QuickTime version requires QuickTime 4 or higher, and the MPEG 4 version requires either QuickTime 6 (not sure if 5 will play it) or any newer version of Windows media player.

Enjoy!

EDIT (6/28) – Now all versions of The Legomatrix are available from Brickshelf, including a new low-quality Quicktime Sorensen 3 version.

June 25, 2003 at 3:26 am #6432
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legotronn

ooh yeah! dling right now! :D

EDIT:

*Spoilers*
Nice CGI animation, liked all the slow motion parts, looked cool. Nice! Keep it up! :)
*Spoilers*

June 25, 2003 at 4:17 am #6433
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Logan

Pretty good, an enjoyable, yet unrealistic film. First of all, I don’t like CGI lego animation, as it doesn’t seem quite right. Oh well, that’s just my opinion, so I’ll try to review this movie without opinion.
Sound 2.3/5
Fairly good music, it fit the action on the screen well. You lacked sound effects badly though. Definetly a weak spot.
Visuals 4/5
Smooth, but it is a CGI. Nice effects and design. The ground and background could have used more work, but overall, pretty good
Story/Plot 1.4/5
There really was no plot here. Just a little bit though, and it didn’t do much for the movie. If it was a test, than it was pretty good.
Set Design 2.5/5
The background, as I said before, was rather bland and eveidentally flat. The characters were fairly decent though.
Overall(not an average):5.4/10
Good, but lacking. Don’t be discouraged by me though, a bit more time spent on this could have resulted in a much better film. I”m no expert with CGI, but other CGI movis I’ve seen were much more realistic and had better editing. Good luck on your next film, bob

June 25, 2003 at 4:56 am #6434
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SecretAgentBob

Thanks for taking the time to review my film, LoganArts.

On the sound aspect – I do have a version with sound, however it just didn’t seem to flow correctly. It really took away more than it added, unfortunately.

As far as the plot goes, it was created as a tribute to the Neo-Smith fighting scene in The Matrix Reloaded. So yes, it doesn’t actually have a plot.

And I completely agree with you that more time spent could have resulted in a better film – this movie took me all of 4 days, including modeling and rendering times, whereas most animated shorts take months to years :D

Anywho, thanks for the feedback!

June 25, 2003 at 5:41 pm #6456
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Yo-Blob

i don’t know how to do cgi, so in my opinion; THAT WAS AWSOME! :o

June 25, 2003 at 6:11 pm #6466
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SecretAgentBob

“yodablob” wrote: i don’t know how to do cgi, so in my opinion; THAT WAS AWSOME! :o

Glad you liked it.

June 26, 2003 at 3:29 am #6497
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SecretAgentBob

Wow, 3 gigs worth of data transfer the first day “The Legomatrix” arrives on my website.

I’m uploading it to Brickshelf right now to use as a mirror to offset the bandwidth.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know about how long it takes for Brickshelf to authorize and post uploaded files?

June 26, 2003 at 7:11 am #6506
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Stefan

It depends. Some of my films were cleared within a week, but I’m still waiting for “il est midi” to be cleared.

Deep-linking will work, though.

About your film: I liked it better than the original! I loved the brick wall used as background, and the blurring in some parts of it. You really captured the feeling of that fight well.

Stefan.

June 26, 2003 at 7:23 am #6507
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WhiteDragon

I liked it better than the original!

Well, I don’t agree with you there, but it was still awsome! It’s a very well done little short.

I understand about the sound effects. Although they work a lot of times, some films are just better without them.

June 26, 2003 at 6:17 pm #6534
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Kyle

:( I cant download, stupid dial-up :(

June 26, 2003 at 9:38 pm #6558
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SecretAgentBob

“kylepro88″ wrote: :( I cant download, stupid dial-up :(

Just for you, I’ve made a more-compressed version of the movie, and stuffed it. (.sit format – you’ll need Aladdin Stuffit Expander to open – which should have come with your web browser)

It’s 4MB big, which hopefully is small enough for you. If not, let me know and I’ll try to make it smaller. This file will only be up for about a week or so.

http://www.secretagentbob.com/legomatrixverysmall.sit

June 27, 2003 at 7:29 pm #6614
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Kyle

:D THANK YOU! :D

June 28, 2003 at 3:34 am #6659
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titantiger

VERY GOOD! :o :wink 8) :woo

June 28, 2003 at 5:08 am #6673
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Brian of Gep

**Spoliers, or not, but wait to read my wonderful post ’til you’ve seen the flick :) **
Normally I advise against long credits like that, but I really like how you did them.

Good work, overall, but set design is lacking.

A sky should be easy to do, and building building around it should be fun for a LEGO enthusiast.

**Blah Blah Blah is over**

June 29, 2003 at 7:46 am #6771
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Antiggo

To tell the truth I did not liked it… I know, how hard it is to model in 3d and then animate it all, but it could really be better. It was very unrealistic. The background was not very good… And also you had to add there some sounds… BUT as I said before CGI animation is nothing easy, so for your first Lego CGI animation it was good. ( it was first, right..? )
The next time try to make it more carefully, and you will have great results! :)

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