Pixelation

Critique => Pixel Art => Topic started by: Zanorin on October 11, 2018, 03:49:49 pm

Title: Mask transform animation (WIP)
Post by: Zanorin on October 11, 2018, 03:49:49 pm
Hey all,

Getting back into pixel art after a small break, I'm currently trying to do an animation for a character who changes her appearance based on the mask she is wearing. I'm not done with it yet, but I'd like to know if I'm doing something wrong, and what I could fix/add/improve. In the end I'd like to achieve a really smooth animation and transition, right now it's too snappy.

(https://i.imgur.com/uQOk7j1.gif)

(also I'm not sure of how to make the sword disappear...)

Edit : Changed the hairdo transition and added some fabric flaps to the transition. I also did a version with a puff of whimsical smoke, but I feel there's something off about it...

(https://i.imgur.com/KzOdbA9.gif) (https://i.imgur.com/vcVvk6F.gif)
Title: Re: Mask transform animation (WIP)
Post by: MysteryMeat on October 12, 2018, 03:42:34 am
simply have it move behind them but vanish instead of showing behind the body. Hammerspace is a pretty handy visual tool.
Title: Re: Mask transform animation (WIP)
Post by: Zanorin on October 12, 2018, 06:54:42 am
Like this ? :s

(https://i.imgur.com/OB8wZpA.gif)

^ I also further animated the transition, adding an animation for when the long sleeves sort of "pop" in. Also made the moon on her mask glow a little, tell me what you guys think.
I still find the end of the whole animation quite brutal. Any advice on this ?
Title: Re: Mask transform animation (WIP)
Post by: MysteryMeat on October 13, 2018, 03:21:14 am
there's not really any changes in her pose to make for the change, I'd add a bit of bobbing on her legs to lead into the movement more during the mask equip. If she's going to have multiple mask forms a bit of a squat-bob as she puts it on will add some life and lead into whatever change she makes nicely.
Title: Re: Mask transform animation (WIP)
Post by: Zanorin on October 15, 2018, 10:00:30 am
Like this ?

(https://i.imgur.com/o0gfQj3.gif)

I'm having a bit of a struggle with what you've suggested, it seems really simple but I've redrawn the squatbob frame over 10 times and it still feels weird  :yell:
Title: Re: Mask transform animation (WIP)
Post by: MysteryMeat on October 15, 2018, 02:29:35 pm
I can't actually tell what you've changed, so no, not at all. You gotta move the legs! can't move-tool your way out of this one, haha.
Title: Re: Mask transform animation (WIP)
Post by: Zanorin on October 22, 2018, 09:03:44 am
(https://i.imgur.com/f8986bf.gif)

Like theeeeess ? _ maybe I'm just understanding it wrong ?
Title: Re: Mask transform animation (WIP)
Post by: MysteryMeat on October 22, 2018, 07:02:05 pm
yeah, bit better. Her legs kinda still just slide into place, but with the bob it's a lot less noticeable.