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Offline buddy90

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Skipping animation

on: April 17, 2010, 01:15:17 am


So, I wanted to try some animation out, and I used this for reference.



I want to turn this into a full detailed image, but something is off about it, but I'm not sure.

Can you guys help me out?

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Re: Skipping animation

Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 01:20:03 am
Like it says in the reference, you're supposed to flip the limbs for the other half of the cycle. You're just looping the first half.

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Re: Skipping animation

Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 02:13:28 am
Oh.

...

Well I feel stupid lol.

EDIT:



OK, I added the new animations as per reference :P. How is it now?
« Last Edit: April 17, 2010, 03:00:54 am by buddy90 »

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Re: Skipping animation

Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 03:16:51 am
Still looks off in certain frames when the legs cross. I removed the problematic frames and it looks better, but a little too rough, still.



Looks like you'll have to come up with better intermediate frames when he hits the floor. It seems the originals are not good enough.

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Re: Skipping animation

Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 03:43:36 am
I think there's confusion about the movement here.  When skipping, you raise one knee passively, and hop with the lowered foot - a complete motion - before thrusting the raised leg down into contact with the ground for a strong second jump/step.  Here, your main force is the exact opposite - it's in the lifting of the leg, which should be relaxed.
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Re: Skipping animation

Reply #5 on: April 17, 2010, 04:03:15 am


It's getting better. Added two transitional frames.

Also, do you know of a free GIF maker? Mine is limited to 20 uses, unfortunately.

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Re: Skipping animation

Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010, 04:17:54 am
iaza.com is free

also, skipping is hard.


not sure how much you can learn from this, but it's an attempt
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Re: Skipping animation

Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 07:42:03 pm
www.gimp.org

Does gif animation + transparency.

Plus free. Can't get any better then that.

@ndchriste: Yours seems just a tad slow. I don't know if he's going for that and if he is, just ignore my comment.

But yeah, definitly a bit jerky there on the loop around. I thought skips were supposed to be a bit quicker, more lively. Oh well.