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#21 mloakley

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:03 PM

Thanks Jamm. Ah, the Lean Right, got it, and thanks. Never thought about the standing animations in the sitting modes. I like the either sitting back down or stay standing, both are good. 

 

And since Prim's suggestions, perhaps look forward to more updates.

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

That looks great Jam, but I'm wondering if you could make another version with a slight variation of the pointing arm. I.e. elbow bent and low, wrist bent and rotated from the current position so the thumb and index finger are on top instead of to the left and pointing slightly upwards ?

 

Is this something like to what you were thinking of?

 

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#23 primaveranz

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:39 PM

Yes that is beautiful - you are a real Pro.

 

Now I have an even better "challenge"  for you - but I have no doubt it will be a piece of cake to a man of your .44 magnum calibre - I will just see if I can find some pics to illustrate it ;)


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#24 primaveranz

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 08:41 AM

Here you go Jam, can you make a seated animation of a Hunley crew member working the crank? 

 

https://laststandonz...02/dscn6111.jpg

 

This second image is a close up but it is of a reconstruction and is much bigger than the original version which was only around 4 ft tall! Of course the height isn't crucial but the more confined the better ;)

 

http://www.sennet.or...5/sr13a1227.jpg


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 05:37 PM

Here you go Jam, can you make a seated animation of a Hunley crew member working the crank? 

 

https://laststandonz...02/dscn6111.jpg

 

This second image is a close up but it is of a reconstruction and is much bigger than the original version which was only around 4 ft tall! Of course the height isn't crucial but the more confined the better ;)

 

http://www.sennet.or...5/sr13a1227.jpg

 

That's a pretty good challenge, sir!

 

As for the character animations, there's no problem at all: I'd create a sitting posture and then a gesture for the cranking cycle, so it might be easily merged with other possible gestures.

 

But first things first: and what's needed to start working on this project is creating a model of the interior of the Hunley's cabin... which poses the real challenge. And it's so because as of this date there seems to be no such thing as an official and historically accurate reconstruction of the internal arrangement of the Hunley. For example, in the idealized reconstruction shown in the first image, just like in many other images out there, the crew consisted of the commander and eight men serving the crank; on the other hand, according to other interpretations, there were only seven men at the crank, apart from the commander, and, in fact, that would have been the composition of the crew in her last mission.  Also there are discrepancies about the commander's post: many images depicts the commander standing while steering the ship and glancing out through the little windows on her forward port; others say the commander was actually sitting.

 

Anyway, I think this would be an exciting project to work on, and a movie able to convey the oppressive claustrophobic atmosphere inside the Hunley in her last ill-fated mission, would be a pretty damn good achievement and a modest homage to the Lt. G.E. Dixon and the brave men in his crew.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:44 PM

This is only a very preliminary work to estimate the dimensions of the Hunley's cabin. It's inner height is about 4 feet. I think it's a bit too roomy?

 

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#27 primaveranz

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:02 PM

Yes there were only 8 crew in total with the commander standing in the front hatch, and she was 4 ft 3 from hull top to bottom, I don't think the hull would have been thicker than 1 inch so 4ft is a pretty good guesstimate. She was also narrower than she was tall, which might be why it looks more roomy.

 

There are quite a few pictures of the actual vessel on the museum site here:- https://www.hunley.org/ 

 

and :- http://www.digitaljo.../article/494629


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#28 primaveranz

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:45 AM

The exterior is in hand already ;)

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

Please follow the discussion about the Hunley in this new thread.


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