Yes i have awesome girlfriend. She is backing me up every time
This animation was done in 3dsMax. It took me 3 days to complete. The first day i built the level. I downloaded some mario game images from google and made some textures. Then all i did was just creating bunch of image planes and applied the textures on them (background, mushroom enemy, brick walls, coins, mushroom, bushes, clouds) Every object was just an image plane with super mario game texture added. Then i created the camera which would move from one end to another in 300 frames.
Day two: Created the red ball and animated him. I also animated the box jumping up and rotating 180 degrees. (one image plane had two box textures on different sides) That gave me an easy way to animate box appearance after it has been used. I also created that little flower enemy and threw a quick animation on it. The last thing i animated was disappearing coins.
Day three: Added music and sound to my animation. The background music was easy. I downloaded it from http://www.sound-test.org/soundtracks/o ... concert-1/
The song is nr.5 on the list (i suggest to listen other songs too. Good stuff
Adding sound was hard. I could not find sound effects anywhere. I finally found this site http://www.dailyhaha.com/_soundboards/s ... dboard.htm
It had all the sounds. But the problem was that i did not know how to save those sound into my computer. So i downloaded a program that recorded everything you do on computer (like fraps) and i clicked on soundboard while the program recorded video and sound. After that i went into Adobe Audition and imported all the sound from that recorded video. After that i chopped the sound into different pieces and made them seperate files. Then all what was left to do was importing the video and adding correct sounds to correct places.
Thats pretty much everything i did to make my entry.