The original animation was done around late summer '05... I started doing this just for fun. It sat aside for almost 7 months before the final pics of the Wii were released... and I decided to go ahead and finish it up. I almost never finished because around that time a beautiful SONY transformation ad was done by a company called MAKE. I was a little discouraged but decided to finish it up anyway... besides I needed it for my portfolio class haha
Most of the models and ani was originally meant to be an animatic that I turned in to my first of three portfolio classes. This is why you see some frames with... uhhh.. "crap" floating around and why the SNES "splits" rather than doing a full transform. haha. My last few quarters in school were pretty hectic so I never got around to polishing up the lighting/models/textures and such
But for a student project I'm still fairly happy with the result. And the response so far has been radtastic. I should have shown it sooner I guess :)
NOTE: A hand-held system spot and/or a controller specific animation could be on the way ;) time will tell. And it will def look ALOT better than this.
EDIT: for some reason the audio is off (from the upload) so you can go to www.ptacnik.com/ptacnik_wii.mp4 to view it with proper audio. Otherwise just pretend its not off haha :)
thanks for all the positive feedback. I'm glad you all enjoy!!! Your critiques are always appreciated.