Zombie vs Robot project X

Arm conctruction research


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The idea is to put the top texture on the inside wall of the pipe polygon and the bottom on the flat wall in the back of the scene.



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I’ll try to make the grand piano to look exactly like this one because I relay like this look.



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The Idea

Zombie and robot arm are playin one the piano. They start playing together Moonlight Sonata but zombie gets bored, stopps playing his part and instead plays something more ‘live’ then robot getts annoyed and plays something even more depressing. So  they interrupt each other and end up playing both in the same time two different things louder and faster until the piano lid closes on them.

I stil haven’t decided on the right music pieces but I have a list


I am also planning to record the music myself which is going to be right exciting thus I didn’t play on the piano for  a looong time and it’s not simmilar to riding a bike….



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Zombie vs Robot project X


Warm Bodies (2013)

Film about zombie who feels. This is what I need not just some dumb brainless piece of meat.  The way he moves is stil zombie like but he can also be gentle.

The Walking Dead – TV series (2010- …)

They are rotten a bit ripped and in all the colours you can dream of.

The Walking Dead – comic book (2003- …)

Those arms look exactly how I imagine mine – very thin and tense. I would just add a few ripps and change the skin colour


Funny human movement

I imagine that my zombie arm once belonged to one of those pianists and still has it in it. So I’d like its movement to be overexagerated.


Robot are very stiff and mechanic. But I’d like my robot arm to be more human like. A little bit like Mr. Handy from Fallout

I think I’ll also go in to this type of texturing


Chappie (2015)

OMG CHAPPIE IS LIKE THE CUTEST ROBOT EVER. I think I even like him more than Wall-E

His hands are very human like. Too human for me. but we are getting closer.

The Iron Giant (2009)

His hands are nearly perfect! Not to human not to robot but able to play piano and have any sort of expression in them.


Another example of robotic playing but by a human…. I don’t know if people who didn’t learn how to play will be able to notice this horror. But I sure can…



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Feature Pitch project XI

The Romanov’s Family

Looking from the right – Maria, Alexandra, Alexei, Olga, Tatiana, Nicholas II, Anastasia

The house Romanov was the second dynasty to rule Russia, starting in 1613 until the abdication of Tzar Nicholas II on March 15, 1917, as a result of the February Revolution. The Royal family was hold captive until 17th of July 1918 when they were all gathered in one of the rooms  at Ipatiev’s House in Yekaterinburg in the meaddle of the night and told that they are going to be transported in to a safer place after a few minutes soldiers entered the room then the sentence was read and the whole family was immediately shot and stabbed until dead.

Ipatiev’s House

Execution room

They said that there was so much blood it overcomed the threshold and runned down the stairs.. Afterward the bodys were taken to the empty mine, chopped, burned, and melted with acid. (On the way to the mine bolsheviks came across the women and her son coming back from the fish market, They told her to go home immideiately and don’t dare to look back. Woman did looked back and soon the whole country knew what happened.) Afterwards Bolsheviks told people that the Tsar whas shot dead for the crimes he comited and the rest of the family was transported in to a safe place.

Many people would come to the crime scene to pray and leave flowers or light candles. Comunists didn’t approve that sort of behaviour and Ipatiev’s House was demolished. It didn’t stop people from coming. Years later in it’s place was build The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land.

The bodies of Anastasia and Alexy was purposely burried in a different spot to confuse anyone who might attepmt to look for the royal family. Because of that there was created a tale that Anastasia managed to escape, there was no possibility that Alexei survived because he was already in really bad health and he couldn’t even stand on his own for a few minutes (he had hemofilia).

There was many impostors claiming to be Anastasia. The most known was Anna Anderson.

Those who had known Anastasia said that she was a fake but others were convinced that she was Anastasia. In 1927 a private investigation funded by Tsarina Alexandra’s brother identified Anderson as Franziska Schanzkowska, a Polish factory worker with a mental illness. After years of investigation the German court ruled that Anderson is an imposter but because of the media she was remembered as a real Grand Dutches Anastasia.

Vladimir Lenin

Lenin died 6 years after the slaughter of Romanov’s family and the real reason of his death is unknown. Also the fact of his death was kept a secret for many weeks because he was the most important comunistic persona and his death at that moment would wery badly affect the state of comunistic regime.

Fox’s – Anastasia (1997)

Plot – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_(1997_film)

“In 1916, Tsar Nicholas II hosts a ball at the Catherine Palace to celebrate the Romanov tricentennial. His mother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, is visiting from Paris and gives a music box and a necklace inscribed with the words “Together in Paris” as parting gifts to her youngest granddaughter, eight-year-old Grand Duchess Anastasia. The ball is suddenly interrupted by the sorcerer Grigori Rasputin, the former royal advisor of the Romanovs until he was banished by Nicholas II for treason. Feeling betrayed and seeking revenge, Rasputin sold his soul in exchange for an unholy reliquary, which he uses to place a curse on theRomanov family, sparking the Russian Revolution. Only Marie and Anastasia are able to escape the ensuing siege of the palace, thanks to a young servant boy named Dimitri who shows them a secret passageway in Anastasia’s room. Rasputin confronts the two royals outside on a frozen river, only to fall through the ice and freeze to death. The pair manage to reach a moving train, but only Marie climbs aboard while Anastasia falls, hitting her head on the platform and giving her amnesia.

Ten years later, Russia is under communist rule and Marie has publicly offered 10 million rubles for the safe return of her granddaughter. Dimitri and his friend/partner-in-crime Vladimir search for a look-alike to bring to Paris and pass off as Anastasia so as to collect the reward from Marie. Elsewhere, Anastasia, now using the name “Anya”, leaves the rural orphanage where she grew up, having lost her memory prior to arriving there. Accompanied by a stray puppy she names “Pooka”, she decides to head to Saint Petersburg, inspired by the passage on the necklace she still has. In the deserted palace she encounters Dimitri and Vladimir, who are impressed by her resemblance to the “real” Anastasia and decide to take her with them to Paris.

Bartok, Rasputin’s albino bat minion, is nearby and notices his master’s dormant reliquary suddenly revived by Anastasia’s presence; it drags him to limbo, where the soul of Rasputin survives. Enraged to hear that Anastasia escaped the curse, Rasputin sends his demonic minions from the reliquary to kill her; despite two assassination attempts, the trio manage to (unwittingly) foil him, forcing Rasputin and Bartok to travel back to the surface.

Anastasia, Dimitri and Vladimir eventually reach Paris and go to meet Marie, who refuses to see her, having been nearly fooled numerous times before by impostors. Despite this, Sophie (Marie’s cousin) quizzes Anastasia to confirm her identity. Though Anastasia offers the expected answers as taught to her by Dimitri, he realizes she is indeed the real Anastasia when she vaguely recollects how a boy had saved her ten years prior. Sophie, also convinced of Anastasia’s identity, arranges a meeting with Marie at the Palais Garnier Opera house, but Marie initially refuses, having heard of Dimitri’s scheme to present a stand-in in order to collect the reward money. Anastasia overhears the argument and angrily leaves. Dimitri kidnaps Marie and takes her to see Anastasia. When she refuses, Dimitri shows her the music box that he had found at the palace, and when its music plays, Anastasia is awash with her memories, convincing Marie of her identity. The two are joyfully reunited.

Marie offers Dimitri the reward money, but to her surprise, he refuses it and leaves for Russia, thanking Anastasia for her return to her grandmother. That night at Anastasia’s return celebration, Marie informs her of Dimitri’s gesture. Anastasia, deep in thought about Dimitri, wanders onto the Pont Alexandre III where she is trapped and attacked by Rasputin. Dimitri returns to save her, but is injured and knocked unconscious while Bartok abandons Rasputin. In the struggle, Anastasia manages to get hold of Rasputin’s reliquary and crushes it under her foot, destroying it. With Rasputin’s soul having been tied to the reliquary, he promptly dies and disintegrates.

Afterwards, Dimitri and Anastasia reconcile after Anastasia finally discovers the truth about herself; they elope and Anastasia sends a farewell letter to Marie and Sophie, promising to return one day. The couple kisses on a riverboat and Bartok shares a kiss with a female bat before bidding the audience farewell.”

This version of anastasia is very nice but I don’t really understand why Rasputin would wan’t to kill Anastasia after all its Tsar who wanted him dead. Also I find this film very “american” which doesn’t suit me because it has nothing of the Russian folklor and mentality.

I am planing on making my own version of the story how Anastasia survived cause I believe that you can make so much more of the real story.



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Feature Pitch project XI

Looking at the examples


Gilbert Shelton: Fabulous Furry Freak Bros/Fat Freddy’s Cat


The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers is an American underground caricature comic strip about the lives of three unemployed brothers and their journey, mainly with marijuana. One of the brothers – Freddy has a cat which ocasionally appears in the comic, there is also the whole empire of cocroaches.



Fat Freddy’s Cat gained his own series stylised to be a little bit like Krazy Kat.Cat is smarter than Freddy, but in his everyday actions is really not much different than the Freak Brothers. He really likes to tell horrible stories to his nephews.

John Kricfalusi: The Ren and Stimpy Show

It’s an American animated TV series created for Nickelodeon full of dark humor, violence and adult jokes. It’s a story about mentally unstable small dog(Ren) and a nice, wise cat (Stimpy). It’s just crazy, crazy and once more crazy.

Marc Craste

Jo Jo in the stars

Hero comes to the circus to see Jo Jo trapeze artist every night. One night he steals the key to Jo Jo’s cell, the escape together  and start dancing in the stars. Unfortunately they are noticed so in act of desperation they jump of the highest window in the tower. Jo Jo tries to carry them of to safety but Hero loses his grip and falls while Jo Jo has been captured. After years the circus finds a new attraction, they find disfigured Hero and lock him in the cell next to Jo Jo, and they reunite.

The animationwas inspired by the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song “The Carny”


The animation is based on the book by Helen Ward


Its a story about the story about the spiecies which build a big city on the grassland and turns it in to a grey ugly place. One little varmint found the seed, planted it and it grew….


Stuck on sunday

“Who are the Sunday Family? They appear to have discovered the secret of permanent happiness … and they live in a perpetual Sunday. But all that is set to change when an apparently harmless Beast turns up out of the blue. One by one everyone will discover that even paradise has its problems…” – STUDIO AKA*


Although those examples aren’t really my thing they helped me understand the meaning of the project. Also I found out that I am allowed to make ma own version of Anastasia(1997) which is awesome so I don’t have to wory about the idea any more. Now I just have to find inspiration!





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Feature Pitch project XI


This brief means… DRAWING! Im not sure yet what should I make it about. The examples added to the brief aren’t really my cup of tea but I guess animation field is big so I should be fine.

Teagan gave us this really useful example. I’m sure it will become very handy


Lets get to work then!


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Zombie vs Robot project X


Shaun of the Dead (2004) directed by Edgar Wright

This film is not a typical zombie horror movie. Actually the only horror thing about it, is the theme. It belongs to this new wave of funny zombie features. Even thought its is not conventional story for the zombie idea the story itself is very typical. A looser and his friend (also a looser) have a looser life and are trying hard to make it better. There is the metamorphosis and hero moment, someone important dies but in the end everything turns out to be perfect. Moments in between filled with zombies.

The vision of zombie

Typical freshly turned zombies. No rotting skin, bodies don’t fall apart, no bowels dragging. They are a bit whiter than normal people, their irises are white, most of them with blood all over their mouths and hands. They are dumb, slow and react to fast movement and loud noises.

I don’t find this type good for this project thus you wouldn’t be really able to see that the arm belongs to a zombie. Except that it would be alive…

The Goon

This comic book based animated feature still wasn’t release. The Blur Studio and Dark Horse Entertainment said on the kickstarter that it’s because you won’t find in it dancing animals so craved by hollywood.

The comic book written by Eric Powell was released in 1995 and its still going.

Plot. Funny but violent story about two guys fighting zombies, ghosts, mutants, and other supernatural freaks. Can’t really say more thus I didn’t read the comic, but I definitely will over the summer.

The vision of zombie

This zombie is definitely very long gone. So much green it makes me think of…

Again body doesn’t fall apart but it also seems like it’s much stronger than humans, and flexible. BUT IT’S NOT BULLET PROOF. Again seems to be very dumb and slow. It’s skin is really tightly wrapped around the bones and muscles. At this point I’m not sure if this is actually a zombie, I would call it a ghoul.

Even thought in this reference zombie actually looks like zombie it’s still not really what I’m looking for. I think that If you take his arm just on it’s own it looks more like a alien arm or something like this.

Zombies vs. Robots (2008) – comic book written by C. Ryall, drawn by Ashley Wood

Story about serious apocalypse. Not only you have invasion of zombies that came to earth from another dimension, in the same time some crazy scientist decided to revive his army of robots  and in the meantime the nuclear catastrophe happened. Wow just wow. I love the way it was drawn, very expressive, messy, leaves a lot of space for the imagination.

The vision of zombie

Because the way in which the comic is drawn I cant really tell much about them.They seem very sharp, quick and brutal. Their skin colours vary from yellow to greyish-greanish shade. Their eyes are completely white. Most of them is covered with blood.

The vision of robots

All the robots are constructed in a similar way. Mainly the corpus is in a bullet like shape, tiny holes for the eyes, short legs, with flat square feet and very heavy duty looking arms with human like hands. They are quick, small, violent and relentless.

In this reference I really like robots arms and hands, they arms are a bit to big for me but hands are exactly how I would like to look like. Also zombies are looking more believable they are dirty, rotten, not that slow and maybe not that stupid either.


I still feel like I need to do more research for both hands. But I’m getting there.




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Zombie vs Robot project X


It’s time to go back to my love – MAYA. Time to go back to all lovely errors and crashes. But I guess this is the only way to get to the top and that’s where I’m going.

I can’t wait to make and actuall movable object! I’m sure that halfway through the procces I will be tempted to throw the pc through the window but..

the vision of the finished project is so GREAT!




My plans for this project.


I’m also planning to write a blogpost at the end of every week and make some samples of how the work is going.






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