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June 8, 2010 12:48 PM   Subscribe

"For those of us who are not Ryu Hayabusa, we'll just have to fake step on small ponds and fountains." It's the return of AZO, the video game animator that can actually do the animations in real life.
posted by Cool Papa Bell (20 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
That original video was incredible, but somehow I missed until the fountain video that this guy lives here in the Puget Sound area. I was watching the fountain video and was the most impresed when at 1:20 I exclaimed "Holy cow, that's Redmond Town Center!!!"
posted by hincandenza at 1:05 PM on June 8, 2010


Missing the "badass" tag. Awesome stuff.
posted by jbickers at 1:11 PM on June 8, 2010


Okay, that guy is cool.

Can I go back and redo my life now? I want to be him.
posted by misha at 1:12 PM on June 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


That guy is kinda living the dream of boys ages 5 through 35.
posted by ignignokt at 1:14 PM on June 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah I'm pretty sure that's my dream job. Or at least I want to be able to smoothly slide over a table like when he enters his office in the last video. I'm pretty sure that one move alone would be enough to make the ladies swoon.
posted by DMan at 1:16 PM on June 8, 2010


Wasn't there a really long video of him somewhere? I remember seeing it a couple ... right, right, that, ahem, second link you posted, that's it. Golly, that was silly of me.

Frankly, that he is an animator and can pretty much do what he animates is cool as crap. thanks.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:18 PM on June 8, 2010


I'm surprised he doesn't also do any motion capture of his moves.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:27 PM on June 8, 2010


Yep, everyone else can stop making stunt videos. This guy's basically got it all covered.
posted by lucidium at 1:30 PM on June 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh no, oh man. AZO does a real life Mirror's Edge.l
posted by anthill at 1:35 PM on June 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dude needs to get an HD handheld.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:38 PM on June 8, 2010


Holy god that is the most excitement ever had watching someone eat Pringles, exercise on a treadmill and sit in a chair.
posted by griphus at 1:39 PM on June 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Yep , everyone else can stop making stunt videos. This guy's basically got it all covered.

What the what? Did he just... And with the dice... How the...
posted by him at 1:40 PM on June 8, 2010


You like the the dice stuff, him?
posted by griphus at 1:54 PM on June 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oh man, now I'm going to spend the rest of the day throwing dice at random into the far corners of the room, swearing at them and yelling, 'You were supposed to STACK, damn it!'

Thanks a lot.
posted by him at 2:03 PM on June 8, 2010


I love how the showreel contains some of the most mind-bending physics-defying crazy things ever, interspersed with just a few really, really mundane and silly things.

I think he may have done that intentionally, but I'd much rather believe that he can do all these things with no effort at all, and genuinely has no idea of what other people find impressive or why.

"You want me to walk on water again? That's nothing, I can jump from picnic table to picnic table! I can jump over this bush!"
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism at 2:20 PM on June 8, 2010 [10 favorites]


Well, it's good to see he puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like everyo-- oh shit.
posted by neckro23 at 2:54 PM on June 8, 2010 [13 favorites]


Holy Cow!
So I guess I'm buying Monday Night Combat if it comes out for the Wii...
posted by djrock3k at 6:52 PM on June 8, 2010


Griphus: You like the Pringles lid trick? The last time AZO showed up on Metafilter, I got into an argument with someone who claimed that it was easy. Just to prove him wrong, I tried it with the lid to a can of peanuts. I was wrong; it is easy! And it's fun. So go give it a shot.
posted by ErWenn at 8:37 PM on June 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


That is how you get people interested in a game they've never heard of.
posted by Hogshead at 3:41 AM on June 9, 2010


So I guess I'm buying Monday Night Combat if it comes out for the Wii...

I would be incredibly shocked if it does. While the game is not a resource-hog, the Wii is way, way underpowered for a game like this.

Also, the developers are aiming at digital distribution first and foremost. WiiWare sales are awful for developers not backed by Nintendo itself.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:33 PM on June 9, 2010


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