View Full Version : Let it swing! ...alternative Nightlight Menu

04-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Couple of weeks ago, I had an idea to let the guys hangin around on our homepage. But in a special way, I wanted them animated. You guys dont know to much about the 3d background work of mine. ( heh if someone would care ;) )Its alot of work for one guy, thats for sure. Iam not very skilled yet, but lets call it an adventure ;) I have some problems "animating " the guys propely yet, but its goin on.
The image on the page you´re seein now is a bit photoshopped, heh sorry ;) Have to work out some clippings.
I got problem with the renderer too, look at no2 eyes, one is black..it always gets black... mysteries of life.

Well...thats the background.
I ripped off the homepage with IE and tried out the other menu. It looks weird because of my great web design skill, but you get a better "view" of it.

So here it is
Nightlight rip (http://www.sal4.de/new/vivento/1.htm)

A small 600k avi who wants get it in better quality ( to see my mistakes better :P )
men3.avi (http://www.sal4.de/new/vivento/men3.avi)

Just for note, there will be no change to this alternative menu, this is just fun ;)

And here..a small gag (http://www.sal4.de/new/vivento/duff.jpg), I would like to call it a present, but it isnt.

Have fun guys, keep nightlight alive =)


Edit: Limpy , you can have my old avatar ;)
Love you girl :o

04-16-2005, 05:08 PM
It looks awesome! However, like you said, it will have to just be for fun. The animated image's file size is over 2 MB, which is more than a little evil for a website to put up on every page, and would make web hosts more than a little suspicious :)

Cool to see some of your animation skill though!

04-16-2005, 05:29 PM
Ooooh, their legs dangle eerily. Mmmm.

I like it Sal. It renews my faith in you and your animating talents (not that my faith was ever challenged).

P.S. Tito Puente beats Beaker any day.

04-16-2005, 05:39 PM
Thanks Limp and Met,
I try my best and its always a new challenge.

@Limpy : just joking, dont take me serious ;)

..well have to try out psychonauts tonight...

04-17-2005, 05:37 AM
I really like it. It really is a shame that there's no ROOM to swing in the menu, they'd keep hitting the sides!

I can't wait to see about ten characters hanging off that bridge. Longest menu in the world... :)

04-23-2005, 03:33 PM
Haha, yeah. Especially since Death looks like he might let go at any moment!

Superb animation, Sal! It's looks really realistic and... swingy. :)

05-03-2005, 03:51 PM
Thanks Gabez! Well it isnt perfect and Iam sure it will take some more time for the whole "movie" ..but it was a start.

here a very sneak preview of the latest added Character on the menu


James Isaac
05-03-2005, 03:57 PM
Heh, that's a great animation. I really like the way their legs swing...

But yeah, it's a pretty big image (file size and dimensions)... it took a while to load.

05-03-2005, 05:38 PM
I just like big renders, so you can see all detail ( although there isnt much )

Like stated above, this menu will never get used.

Thansk James

05-03-2005, 06:05 PM
I never quite worked out WHY you used a shoe for his head. :confused:

05-03-2005, 06:19 PM
Oh jesus..its funny :P

05-03-2005, 07:40 PM
lol, I know.

you finished the night club yet? :D :D :D

05-04-2005, 03:47 AM
Got me, argh!

I will add " easter eggs" to the images for that! ^^