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Offline HardcoreBadger

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Re: help animating game character

Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 08:08:00 pm
the leg goes too fast and too horizontally

but it could  be a style

i think this character is pretty cool for now


BUT there is a problem, the 2 legs when they are bending (in the air) are exactly the same lenght

the left leg should be shorter coz of perspective (otherwise it looks like it's a 2 frames animation and he is bending the right leg all the time)

Offline JoaoSeabra

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Re: help animating game character

Reply #11 on: January 27, 2013, 12:36:43 am
since i'm getting inspiration from styles such as the one on superbrothers swords and sworcery and animations like this:

http://media.pyweek.org/dl/8/csl-2/char_walk.gif

that is definitely the point!xP

but you may be right about the length of the leg...i'll get that fixed tomorrow!
please check it out later and tell me if you think it's better!

and thank you both for the tips!

Offline JoaoSeabra

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Re: help animating game character

Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013, 05:41:43 pm


added some details to give the idea of rotation to the torso...

made left leg a little shorter...

some changes to the arms...

did it help?

Offline Deux_Schnozzle

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Re: help animating game character

Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 07:20:37 pm
You're getting a lot closer! You've got a nice "bounce" to the walk and what you have already done is a nice improvement.
I did a quick edit, it's not perfect but I just wanted to give you an idea of what I'm talking about.



Notes:

* the trailing leg will never go exactly horizontal while "walking".
* the arms swing fairly quickly and almost "linger" for a while at the ends of their respective arcs.

Regards.

Offline JoaoSeabra

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Re: help animating game character

Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 09:29:46 pm
thank you so much!it really is a lot better!
i especially like the way the arms move now...

any ideas on how to make te torso rotate a little more?or you think that's not needed at all?

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Re: help animating game character

Reply #15 on: January 27, 2013, 10:09:00 pm
did a number of improvements...

actually i duplicated the number of frames and added some subtleties to the movement...


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Re: help animating game character

Reply #16 on: January 28, 2013, 08:58:18 am
This is your first time? It looks good so far! Your last animation had some very smooth parts like the arms. I like the hair bounce. You may still need to keep tweaking the legs though!

For beginning, I'd suggest to really try to master that walk cycle and not use a stylization. It will really improve your skill as an artist. Get those 4 very distinctly placed key frames!