So this guy sent me a message asking me if I would make a video for him. He was doing a video series using a gmod, which is a game built on the same tech as source filmmaker, the program I use for animation (and in fact the pony models I use were originally made for gmod). the difference is in gmod the only way to really make videos is either to record yourself messing around, or to use screen shots and cut them together. like, take a screen shot, move the models, take another, move the models, etc. He wanted a full animated trailer for his series. nothing big, just a simple thing, his characters facing down the enemies kind of thing.
I was kinda hesitant, but said I'd look at his stuff, but wasn't guaranteeing i'd do it. so he sent me one of his vids and sent me links to get his pony OCs (original characters). so i check them out and find out they are the OLD models. the main problem with them being their eyes are broken and are stuck staring straight ahead. They'll blink, but thats about it. I mentioned it to him and asked if he could get the one that made the models for him to fix the eyes. He's like thats fine, it's ok if they don't work. I'm like, o, k. he tries to get me to get on skype, but I don't really use that, and really had no interest in it. anyway I get busy can't really get back to him, but i do work on it. couple weeks go by and I finish it and send it to him. Here's what I ended up with.https://www.dropbox.com/s/a2flr483f9npj8w/prodigy.mp4
He get's back and is like, thats good, but could you add them running at the camera and more characters. and send me a link to another vid of his that showed stuff that wasn't in the first one and he didn't tell me about. so I go ahead and finish that up and send it.https://www.dropbox.com/s/v93cm8fqk5ky55v/prodigy3.mp4
Had issues, but the best i could with what I had. He gets back, and is like, good, good, then asks me add more stuff. Again stuff that wasn't in either vids. Plus, some of things he wanted me to add were the tripods from Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds
. and I found out with the striders, those three legged things in that first vid, anything with three legs is a pain in the ass to animate.
Already i've spend three weeks on this while neglecting my own projects and so far everytime I do what he asks he asks for more. and never once said thanks, or i appreciate the help, or anything. I'm tempted to just say, i'm done with this.
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