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Offline xhunterko

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Need help identifying finding more about a cartoon

on: August 31, 2011, 08:02:06 pm
Hey! I need help from some animation gurus! First of all let me post this:

http://twitpic.com/6e4ays

Now, the small square girl at the bottom. Does anyone know what film/animation/cartoon she's from? I had some ideas on how to go about searching but I didn't find anything. Also, the book says 'stylized stiffness' as a style. But I didn't find much on google about that either. Any clues?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Need help identifying finding more about a cartoon

Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 08:22:10 pm
That is a page from the The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams. As this is an instructional book, she may not be from anything. Just a random creation for an example walk like many of the example walks in the book. I could be wrong though.

If you read the rest of the book in context, why that walk is "stylized stiff" might make more sense.
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Re: Need help identifying finding more about a cartoon

Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 09:11:57 pm
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Just a random creation for an example walk like many of the example walks in the book. I could be wrong though.

Still though. There has to be more examples of this type in order for him to call it a type in the first place. It's just that I don't know how to look for it.

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Re: Need help identifying finding more about a cartoon

Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 11:42:28 pm
Looks like it would come from a low budget cartoon from the 60's such as Rocky & Bullwinkle.

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Re: Need help identifying finding more about a cartoon

Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 08:29:10 pm
this reminds me of what Jhon Kricfalusi would call UPA style, which is supposed to forget about  depth in animation, and instead  focus just on it's 2d "design" qualities, so they emphasize the  geometric shapes in the characters and in the composition and forget everything else, even fluidity.
http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/search/label/UPA

Notice how Loomis doesnt reccomend animating like that, it ultimately became very stiff.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2011, 09:36:47 pm by Conceit »

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Re: Need help identifying finding more about a cartoon

Reply #5 on: September 02, 2011, 08:32:46 pm
That link looks useful. I'll try searching for what's in there then. Thanks guys!
(if your curious, what prompted my search was the timlapse of the making of a ludum dare 21 game. the guy had a square shaped character with similar legs and tried to animate it the more fluid way. needless to say it did not go well. but the square girl would've been a perfect example)