Wednesday, December 31, 2008

You had to have it !

Do i really have to say anything !

Sunday, December 28, 2008

buddha

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hi guys..back to dialogue i am taking it to 2nd pass i will be checking the arc and stuff...ur C&C's plZzzzsss..
Cheers ^_^

Gobelins Did it again


Man,

These guys are insane. I love each and every short movie they come up with. This is real story telling and creativity. Here in India we give importance to certain category and forget that we are movie makers or story tellers. We are gifted with everything what they have. Only thing we lack is lack of knowledge. Well time to do something about it. We have a wide variety of people, culture , environments and more than any thing we got creativity . And till now i havent seen good indian content at all. I have a few questions

What are we waiting for?
Are we not cabaple?
Arent we creative enough?

Well we indians surely dont ve much of resources, knowledge or money. Only thing we got is passion and passionate people around. So get inspired by gobelins and come up with your own content. ......go go go...:0

here s the link for the new shorts
http://www.gobelins.fr/galerie/animation/

cheers
vinay(admin)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Quadrupedssssssss.....s........s.ssss.... :)

hi guys..my first ever shot at Animating Quadrupeds..and in the mean time my dialogue is coming out good i am animating the basic lip syn now..i will upload it later..but i was trying out some NEW thing this holidays..haha..give in ur C&C's and its 1st pass..
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Cheers
Harish.k

Thursday, December 25, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!



ho ho ho! ho ho ho!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dialogues "1st pass"

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hi guys...i have working on my 1st pass now...the basic block of lip syn is not there yet...i started work on it today..need ur comments..ur C&C's plz

Dialogue: "You know how to cut to the core of me Baxter. You're so wise. You're like a miniature Buddha, covered with hair."

give in ur inputs monsters...i need help..hehe :)
cheers -harish.k

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

MY FIRST EVER LIPSYNC!!

first off, i'm not in the final sem and this is not really a lipsync cuz there's hardly any dialogue!! lol, but this is sumtin i REALLY hv been wanting to do!! was killin time today and so i thought i'd record my own voice and animate hogan to it! cant tell ya how ecstatic i feel to FINALLY see my hogan talking (or rather SCREAMING!)!! lolz

well this was just a try out (to see what REALLY awaits me next sem!), so there are some mistakes i agree. wud be glad if u cud point them out for me! but all in all, i feel REFRESHED after doing this! animation ROCKS, BOUNCES and ROLLS!!!

p.s. this has also GOT to be my shortest clip!!! another achievement! roflmao :D


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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dialogue...W.I.P!

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The dialogue assignment!!!!!! This is in the very Initial stage...working on the acting part....Need yr Comments N critics :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

weight lift (WIP) blocking

another suicidal attempt! my weight lift blocking is done and it's 40 secs long!!! (i know i have a problem.. i cant think of shorter concepts!)! but this time i've got time on my side, so i pretty much think i can pull it off! (submission is on 9th jan, though i dont wanna spend more than a week on it!)

well this has been one of the MOST interesting assignments to work on! i enjoyed playing with constraints, parents, locators and stuff! and this time i didnt think too much abt the gag, just wanted to concentrate MORE on the body mechanics. and since he's lifting a TV, i wanted him to be EXTRA CAREFUL while doing that (as advised by vinay and roshan). hope that part has come out convincing enough! ;)

btw i got the idea of lifting a TV from a real life incident: when i almost wrecked a friend's monitor!! well, some of u know what i'm talkin abt! lol! :D

c&c please!

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Jumbo

New hindi old animated movie.. just came to know that its originally a thai movie.. pretty good animation.. dont know what to expect as i've not got a chance to watch any thai animated movie till now.. well lets hope this turns out to be good..

Do watch the trailer and post your thoughts.. :)




Cheers

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Animation mentor newsletter





Hey fellas,
December news letter is up. Enjoy
http://www.animationmentor.com/newsletter/1208/

cheers
vinay(Admin)

Monday, December 8, 2008

plz sign this petition against the media

ok this has nothing to do with animation... but it sure has a lot to do with all of us...

i dunno how many of us realise this, but during the mumbai attacks, the media was actually going overboard by PROUDLY giving out every cleverly planned minute detail of the movements of the NSG soldiers, loud out on TV.

and while we at home were glued to the TV screens not wanting to miss any of the details of the NSG operations, we didnt realise how foolish we actually were to have all their secret plans let out like an open book!!

the terrorists are definitely not fools living in caves. they too might have had every information about the NSGs' movements, thanks to our senseless TRP-hungry media. and who knows, THAT might have prolonged the rescue operations even more!

thus i'm here with a petition commendably created by Vishal Dadlani of mumbai asking the govt to impose more order on the freedom of speech.

i dunno how many of u agree with me, but i really really felt this was worthy. if u feel the same, do sign the petition!

IT'S TIME TO CHANGE THE NATION!!

http://smallchange.in/

Friday, December 5, 2008

jump

hey guys been quite a while for me in this blog!! i'm actually a WEEK behind my schedule! those mumbai attacks sure had me glued to the TV screen 24/7! well i'm finally done with my jump! hwvr, some parts i'm still not very satisfied with (the run, for instance). i'll keep workin on it as the sem proceeds... but for now i gotta get started with weight lift! do give in ur c&c.

btw vinay i changed his action in the end (as u can see). abt the walk, i tried to put in a few variations, but it screwed up the animation! i'll SURELY put in the changes bro, but slowly slowly! as of now, kinda scared not to screw up the animation! lol [:D] but DO give in ur suggestions!


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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

spontaneity



Holla,
Was just goin through some youtube stuff. And found this video of a gr8 catch taken by Justin s kemp.Bloody amazing catch taken ever in the world of cricket and i was amazed by his spontaneous effort.

What i observed here , is how human brain responds and makes these kinda decisions in a span of mili seconds and how we react to it. This is a very important while animating too. Keep in mind about how a character could react to this kinda quick decisions and best part would be to get a better performance out of it.Enjoziiiiii

cheers
vinay(admin)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Gear change

hi vinay this one is with fr count...check it out and ur comments plz :)
Cheers _Harish.k
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Light a candle and fight against terrorism





Hey folks,
Another dark day in the history of our country after a terrible terror attack in mumbai. I was shocked seeing all these events on television. Think about the people who suffered and lost lives with this outrageous event . Damn, we Indians have to unite and fight this terrorism once in for all. We dont need this. We are a peaceful country. I hope this will come to and end soon.

Lets light a candle for the innocent souls who lost their lives and mourn for them for a few minutes.:(

cheers
vinay

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gear chang assig

Hi guys this is almost finished..Need u r c&c...

Thank you..

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gear Change

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Hi guys..well i am almost done with my gear change...ur C&C's to improve it...
Cheers Harish.k

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Fancy Pants !

I really don't know should I be posting this here ...cause this is not directly related to animation ...but this is coolest flash game i came across ...cool graphics ...simple, more like hand-drawn animation ...stick figure to be more precise ...nice interaction and great animation too ....jumping, killing, kicking and even wall climbing ...can keep you engaged for a while ...do try it if you like here, may take a while to load...


again sorry if am posting something irrelevant ...have a great day !

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hi all
What better way could there be..?? Than to start with a new trailer of IceAge with Scrat



I'd suggest you to view the glorious HD version
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/iceagedawnofthedinosaurs/hd/

Well apart from that i thought it'd be cool to arrange an Animation Meet.Students from Takshaa can interact with the Animators from the Studio.Lemme know!!

Philip

Thats All Folks!

the chestnut tree




this is one heck of a beautiful animation. it's done by a girl before she got into pixar as an intern. even victor navone has this clip on his blog as one of his faves!
it's really a touching piece... and since it's 2D, its appeal increases MANIFOLD (atleast for me!). very honest and from the heart.... check it out!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cadbury commercial

woooooooooooow,
Hooooooooooooooooooooooo. Check out the the commercial of our studio. I feel so proud to be a part of this studio who has a brilliant and creative crew and a great environment. Damn happy. I dont wanna say ne thing more. Take a look




cheers
vinay

Thursday, November 20, 2008

jump WIP (blocking)

okay so i'm killing myself to do this, but i REALLY wanna try it out!! PRESENTING BEFORE YOU MONSTERS, THE JUMP!!! i'm done wid the blocking, with some parts opened!! it's 30 loooooong seconds!!! but then i still have a week left for submissions, so i might JUST be able to pull it off!!! fingers crossed!! ;D
do give in ur C&C..! thanks!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gear change W.I.P 2nd pass

hi guys ur C&C's plz...Thankxxxxxss

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animation newsletter




Hey folks,
November news letter is up.Enjoy
http://www.animationmentor.com/newsletter/1108/index.htm

cheers
vinay

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Greed - A short from Animation Mentor

Hello folks,
Had never seen this short film from animationmentor. Was just browsing and i found this. And Wooooooow!. This is awesome. Great concept, innovative story telling and nice animation.
check it out



cheers
vinay(Admin)

making of wall-e





Hey people,
Found this making of wall-e on slash film. Take a look at the journey of our great film

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/06/26/votd-the-making-of-wall-e/

cheers
vinay(Admin)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Gear Change WIP

Hi guys this is the update of my previous one.Is the little dance after six convinceing???I have changed him going up step by step...


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Thursday, November 13, 2008

One plate of "Gear Change" coming up right away sir :)

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helllo monsters...good to be back...here is the basic blocking of my gear change..ur C&C's plz to improve it ^_^ i am planing of removing the first 4sec of my animation..plz tell me if u feel the same tooo..hehe..i just opened in flat mode and put it up...

Have a great weekend
cheers -Harish.k

And thats a slot machine...i still have to animate that ^_^

run hogan run!!

hmm another hogan exercise! this time i made him run! i've never really attempted a run before... so i dunno if this one is correct or what! i leave that to u guys!!
(the run might look a li'l weird from the persp as well as the side. maybe that's cuz i didnt animate the camera properly along with him!)
c&c plz!

front:
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persp:
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side
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tired walk (corrected)

whew! i didnt know the key to avoiding those penetrations was so simple: just move the shoulders up!! lol :D

well thanks for ur corrections guys, this is the "corrected" version of the tired walk... i kinda had to compromise on the rotate X of the shoulders (as u can see in the front view). and vinay i really tried dragging the legs, but then they started snapping! i'll still work on that though! let's see...

c&c plz!

front:
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persp:
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side:
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

And these too!

http://www.killerbeanforever.com/trailer.html

http://pixarblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/exclusive-first-look-at-burn-e.html

and the latest up trailer on Victor Navone's Blog:

http://www.navone.org/blogger/

Monsters vs. Aliens Trailer

Hey Guys,

Check this out!

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809918074/video/10559694

Monday, November 10, 2008

tired walk

hey guys second sem is ROCKING!! having fun animating a FULL body character! lol... well this is my attempt at doing a character walk. i tried "tired walk", and believe me, after doing it, i feel almost the same: TIRED!! lolz, well it was fun doing it... but as u can see there's an issue with the hands... they knock off the knees... if i dont do that, they go thru the geometry of the knees, which i OFCOURSE dont want. so this is the best i cud come up with, although i'm not satisfied, cuz it looks jerky... plz suggest me some methods to overcome that problem AND keep the flow going... thanks!

front

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persp

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side


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Friday, November 7, 2008

Hey guys i have done the rough blocking for gear change...Before moving further i want ur views on the concept is it working....???


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a meet with a legend: JAMES BAXTER!!



guys this was one of the MOST memorable moments of my life!! I MET JAMES BAXTER!! someone who's worked on classics like Who framed Roger Rabbit, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and recent hits like Enchanted and Kung Fu Panda (the hand drawn sequences ofcourse!). it was awesome seeing someone so IMMENSELY talented standing just a few feet away from me!!

well before i get too carried away, lemme just tell u what happened... james was here visiting india and he held a session at the asifa fest 'international animation day' held in bangalore on 6th nov 2008.

it was a 3 hour session which was divided into the first hour of teaching about acting and body mechanics; second hour of the making of the 2D sequence of kung fu panda that his studio did; and the final hour of question answer session.

the session was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! esp the part where he talked abt kung fu panda. it was AMAZING to know how he worked on it!! very inspiring!

whew! well i have found one article on james baxter's lecture on acting, body mechanics, lipsync etc. it's awesome! check it out!!

http://sewardstreet.com/blog/post/james_baxter_animation_lecture_day_one_acting/

http://www.sewardstreet.com/blog/post/james_baxter_animation_lecture_day_two_technique/

THIS man is something else!!

D making of THE MASTERPIECE

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One year

Hey people,

Wooooooooooooooooooooooah. Its been a long time. puuuffff. I was on a vacation for some days. Been to GOKARNA(near GOA). Fantastic place , awesome stretch of beaches. If u guys get a chance plz do go there and freak out, And was busy with someother stuff.

ITS BEEN ONE YEAR FOR ANIMATION MONSTERS. Wooooah. It was lot of fun, and really feels good to meet u all. Its been a wonderfull experience. Seriously, without u guys MONSTERS wouldn ve come this far. A big round of APPLAUSE to u all. U guys are awesome.

Lets take monsters to the next level. Was talking to dapoon for doin one short piece with our mascot(mond momelo) and many more things. So i need lot of support from u guys.Keep animating, and ROCK ON:)


cheers
vinay

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Student Reel 2008

Hey monsters,

Happy Dewali :)

Just in case if you haven't seen it.
Do check my reel. Any c&c's are welcome :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ballman_dialoguesSSzzZZzzz

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hi guys..i have worked on it...well this is kinda of the warm up lesson before we start dialogues..check it out and ur C&C's PlZzzzz..hehe cheers Harish.k ^_^

PRINCESS AND THE FROG!!

2D IS BACKKKKKK!!! guys i went NUTS and BOLTS when i saw this trailer!! cant believe 2D is back! the trailer is SUPERB! and the characters: AWESOME as always! welcome back disney!! we've missed ur 2D films!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ROADSIDE ROMEO the making!!



hey guys just came across this AWESOME article on the making of Roadside Romeo including an interview with the director: Jugal Hansraj! check it out, it's inspiring!

http://www.cgtantra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=213&Itemid=40

really awaiting this movie!! and to think: just 2 days more!! lol :D

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The road to animation supervisor






Hey people,
I found an interesting article on cgtalk. This is a article about the animation supervisor in a live action environment. check it out

http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=4679


cheers
vinay

traditional sneak+walk cycle

m working on a traditional sneak,the hands are giving me a bit of a problem tho :) as usual...!
comments n critique are welcome!


sn44-s.avi.MOV
sn44-p.avi.MOV

I've also been workin on this walk cycle for some time now... its not yet completed,i still havto clean up some parts of the graph... but hav a look:


walk.avi.MOV
walk6-s.avi.MOV
walk6-f.avi.MOV

----visit my blog at: http://animatedaparna.blogspot.com/

Saturday, October 18, 2008

MAD-AGASCAR-2

First of all, I'm thankful to my room-mate who got me the ticket for the preview of Madagascar-Escape 2 Africa. I was fortunate to be among some crazy lads from Dreamworks.I know you are least interested in this stuff. so here is, What I feel about the Movie.

I'll say 'Average' but worth watching once. Mr. I.S mathur ( NID professor ) once told us in our Film Language session that more and more sugar makes Poison.This movie is very good example of his statement.
So many things are happening there. Alex story is going on at one place, Melvin & Goria cooking something else, Martin at another place, Penguin are busy in their own world, New yorkers in their own, one villain ( New Character ) in his own and around 5-6 new character are also popping in to GET FAMOUS.
I will say Madagascar was far better as they had one concentrated story about someone or about a Group. But in Madagascar-2 I'm still trying to figure out that, this story is about whom.
I want to talk about many things but then you guys will curse me for disclosing it.

But there are so many thing which I won't forget to appreciate. Movie is full with Gags. Animation is Super Cool. So precisely I will say worth watching Once.

And yes there are few guys who liked the movie to the core. So its Individual thing and this is what I feel about it. I would love to listen from someone who disagree with me. So that I might see another perception.

BallMan_dialogues

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hi guysss...well its the start of sem 3...really speaking i cant believe i am into sem 3..hehe...man just 3more months...ahhh its been a lOOooonG wait
they have removed pantamine and added ball man dilog again for this sem..check it out and ur C&C's PlZzzzz..to improve it ^_^
Cheers - Harish.k

Friday, October 17, 2008

animation monster logo storyboard






hey guys i thought up a small li'l story for the animation monster logo. i storyboarded it, so do tell me what u felt about it and suggest changes. plz DO NOT pay attention to the drawings... they suck!! anyway here's what happens (incase my drawings are worse than i thought!!):

1. an empty set
2. monster guy comes in
3. falls down flat
4. dusts himself
5. sees audience, gets embarrassed
6. looks right-left, sees a board onto his left
7. directs the audience's attention to it
8. tries to pull it out casually
9. realises the board is stuck
10. pulls hard
11. pulls even harder
12. falls flat on the ground
13. gets up in a flash angrily
14. ROARSSSSS at the board!!
15. the board panics and gets scared
16. it starts moving
17. ...right to the middle of the screen
18. monster guy relaxes

personally i'm not too happy with the ending. it changes his whole character. that's what quite a few seniors have told me too! so i'm lookin for ideas. do suggest some! thanks!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vande Matram

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Hey Maansters,

Had a concept in mind 4 d competition happened in Abai fest. bout liftin a flag n saluting it........had sum spare time in hand so tried so thought of sharing it vid u guys.....tried makin it a li'l patriotic ,lets see what can u figure out of my blockin....(he he)especially d endin.........
Chao ;-p
Sabhya

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Creativity Doesnt have a limit isnt it? part 3

this is what happens when u work on ur animation for a bit too long!! lolz, this is some AWESOME shit!! u guys must have seen most of them, but i thought i'd post them anyway! enjoy!!

animation vs animator 1




animation vs animator 2




ESC

RAMAYAN RELOADED

guys i'm going crrrrrrazzzzy!! this is THE best depiction of ramayana i have EVER witnessed in my life! THIS is the way to tell our epics! check out the link below

http://www.virgincomics.com/root_ramayan/ramayan.aspx?SQS

here are some pics...

lord rama



and ravana (SUPERRRRRB!)



AWESOME job virgin comics!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tip #18: Rise Above The Snobbery

hEyy mOnstErs..I just came across this article by Shawn Kelly..I feel this relates to us artiste very well..so I thought I`ll share it with u guys.

http://www.animationmentor.com/newsletter/0507/feature_geek.html#tipTrick

hope u`ll get some gyAan from this...happy aNimAtiNg..;).

sun-E

ROCK ON TO - rOaDsidE romEO nEw sOng

CheCk thIS oUt........wOww

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=XyevpnEEAP4

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Basketball

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hi guys i took it back to blocking & made some changes. after roshan gave some tips ur C&C's PLz
Cheers - Harish.k

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Draculla ke Mohabat - Dialog 2 Blocking

Hi Partners,

Jai Hindustan!
I have started my 2nd dialog, and I have blocked this up roughly.
Please let me know your C&C's.


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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

VISUAL ELEMENTS

No doubt audience watch any film, play or short by his own will. But while watching any artwork or movie, its not their choice what they look at, and what should be ignore. its an onus on Film maker to direct audience eyes...instead of letting them wander in whole screen...or even out of screen if you lucky to have one hot chick next to you... :)

And as we all know Animator are story-teller..so its becomes more important to us use Visual Elements intelligently.
Here is few element I want to share with you guys.

SHARPNESS & BLUR
I'm sure most of will be knowing of this.One of the basic element, Figure of lesser importance in frame goes out of focus from eye.

Our eyes attract more towards the figure, which is comfortable for eyes....Its natural thing.

LIGHTING
Do I need to say Anything ?


EXTREME CLOSE UP

Any distraction ? No...so do I need to say anything here?

When you don't want to say anything then why the hell you are here Kasana.... >:

Ok..Ok No offence here is another.. :)

STATIC V/s MOVING
See this particular shot in Ratatouille, In whole frame, share of Remy & his brother is almost nil. But still we don't distract from them... no doubt lighting also have his piece of cake.
Cause in whole composition, everything is static except Remy & Co. and our eyes attracts more towards moving objects. Again natural thing...not my fault.

EXCEPTIONS ALWAYS THERE !
But if the movements are general part of movements & flow then moving object do not distract our eyes but dramatically add to the static objects.So you need to be wise.So have milk & be smart.. :)

Huaaa....
Kasana

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Long breaK

Hey people,

                     Was on a long break and olllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaa!. So many posts. awesome. Ne way check this link . A tutorial on qudraped walkcycle. Check it out


cheers
vinay

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Basket Ball

helllo monsters.... actually i am stuck..hehe ^_^ i am not sure what to work in 1pass still...i want ur C&C' before i take it to 2nd pass..plzzzz
video
Cheers Harish.k

"My Mind" Dialog has been updated below

Hey guys,

Thanks a lot for all your comments and I still have a lot of comments to tweak. However I have updated the latest version along with the old post below. Please check up.

Monday, September 29, 2008

History Lunch!!

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hi guys take a look at this one..as dapoon had a post about wall e...which was there in all the pixar movies...check this out...amazing...everything was planed when they did toy story itself...amazing...now i wonder what there next concept will be ^_^