I’ve included the animator’s notes to introduce each of the videos. So sit back and see what happened when Superman met The Incredible Hulk.
Superman finds Hulk somewhere in the Mojave Desert. This is a prelude to a fight sequence in progress and will be posted some time in the future. Animation by Michael Habjan, created with Autodesk Maya 2009, composited and edited in Adobe After Effects CS3. Music done with Propellerhead Reason 5.
This is a continuation of the Intro scene I made six months ago. Hulk and Superman are in the desert and the fight begins. This is a work in progress and there is more battle scenes to come, this is just the first part. There will probably be two or three sequences to follow this, but I’m doing it in parts because it takes forever to get it done and I want share as it’s being completed. I’m open to suggestions and ideas from anyone, so let me know what you’d like to see in fight scenes to come. When all the scenes are done I plan to combine them together into one epic fight.
“This is the second part to my ongoing animation project, a tribute project to Superman and The Incredible Hulk. As you’ll notice, the models and overall look has evolved and will continue to do so in future sequences. I’m already working on a new look for the Hulk on the next one. I got professional help this time in the music and sound design department, provided by the talented Francois Gratecap, which has made the whole project that much better. So my thanks to him.
Disclaimer : This is not affilliated with Marvel or DC and is just my interpretation on how a fight between these two fictional characters could potentially go down. I’m not basing it on any previous materials such as the comics in which they appear. In this, their powers are not infinite as may have been depicted before. Also, I consider this a work in progress experiment, I’m learning animation as I go so this is far from a polished and finished piece. I welcome all comments but please keep that in mind when commenting.
About the project specs : Created on an Intel i7-990X hex core 24 GB RAM, and and i7-920 quad core 12 GB RAM. It took about eight months to do the animation. The models and character puppets have been a work in progress for years prior though.
Autodesk Maya is used for the all 3d modeling, animation, hair and cloth simulation. Z brush is used a bit for additional high detail model sculpting of the characters. Mental Ray is used for rendering. Adobe After Effects is where it’s all composited and sequenced together. I’ve done additional editing and audio track overlays with Sony Vegas. (For questions regarding the sound design and music score creation, contact Francois, his info is below) All these programs are great but you can do similar stuff with similar software.
During this production, I didn’t always have access to both workstations so that is partly why it took a few months longer than it should’ve to complete. Also I’ve been working full time job while making this, and haven’t had the time I’d like to put into it. I hope to be able to take time off work for the next project and have it finished in the summer some time.
*Please don’t copy and re-upload this.. fan edits are fine but do something different and original and post a link to my channel”
The quality of the animation definitely improves for the fight scene part 2. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the fight progresses, but is there really any hope for the Hulk? Superman is impervious to the Hulk’s attacks and strength, has his laser vision and is more mobile. Personally, i don’t see how the Hulk’s going to get out of this one.
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