Sexy Lamps

If people get turned on by looking at sexy people, then why wouldn’t lamps get turned on by looking at sexy lamps? This great animation shows what happens if a lamp runs into a magazine full of sexy lamps.

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Puerile to the point of being offensive.

Luxo Jr. was the film that inspired me to become a computer animator. To see it co-opted into a “tee-hee” wank joke seems childish. Hey I have an idea, let’s stop by the Louvre later and piss on the Mona Lisa.

I am so sick of this type of humour showing up in CG shorts. It only furthers the stereotype that it’s a male-dominated field filled with arrested-development teenagers trapped in men’s bodies.

Not only that, but it was badly animated and the sound was badly done.

I expect better from this site.

geplaatst door Duncan op 02.12.08 om 10:39 am

Hey there.

By badly animated, I meant particularly on the hops that the lamp makes. The ins and outs are too uniform and there’s no real feel of the weight of the lamp. However, I’m comparing it to the Oscar Nominated Luxo Jr which is like the very top of animation excellence (for it’s time) so perhaps ‘badly animated’ is a strong term. I’ve seen a lot worse. I’m pretty sure the bare-bones sound cues also lend something to the overall cheapness of it that I felt was there.

I’m suffering from seeing too many demo reels of badly-modelled women with huge boobs and/or fart jokes. I think it’s a teacher’s job to steer kids away from this kind of thing and if this is a school project piece, then I think the teacher failed.

I wouldn’t hire this person is my point. Maybe I’m in the minority in that but when I have hired people, A) the animation has been of a higher quality and B) it’s been a good story or no story at all with just examples of well-done motion. I suppose I’m too close to the medium and have seen about a hundred demo reels too many in my years.

After re-reading my reply, I was unnecessarily harsh on this piece. Not my style but that’s why there’s chocolate *and* vanilla, I guess. More power to the artist for getting it finished.

I kind of used this site’s comment section to go off about a larger issue that that’s been getting on my nerves. That was a little unnecessary. I apologize. I do come by your site every day. I enjoy the hell out of it and I’ll continue coming back.

I think perhaps if it hadn’t been a wank joke at the expense of one of my favourite films using the medium that I’m happy to be doing for a full-time job, I wouldn’t have reacted as harshly.

Sorry for that. Continued success.


geplaatst door Duncan op 02.12.08 om 10:39 am

Sure thing. Will do.

geplaatst door Duncan op 02.12.08 om 10:39 am

@Duncan: I didn’t know that the animation was based on the Luxor Jr. animation that you’re talking about (that is, I didn’t know the Luxor Jr. animation). I found the animation by accident and, to be honest, thought it was quite funny and well made.

Can you make it more clear to me why you think it’s badly animated? I’m curious… And that way I’ll be able to recognize a badly animated animation the next time I run into one….

geplaatst door Fresh Creation op 04.27.08 om 1:36 pm

@Duncan: Thanks for explaining your comment. Apologies accepted. 🙂

If someone comments in a harsh way, that’s usually a sign that that person is passionate about something… Which is generally a good thing. It’s just that that passion can also be used in a positive way. 🙂

Since you seem to be quite an expert within the animation field I’d appreciate it if you could keep me uptodate on animations that you think are outstanding and must be seen by other creative minds.

So drop me a tip now and then and I’ll be more than happy to look into them.

geplaatst door Fresh Creation op 04.27.08 om 1:36 pm
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