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Offline sukh48

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[c+c] character walk animation Need help!

on: April 30, 2015, 02:35:33 am
This is my first time animating pixel art. Here is what I got so far


Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: [c+c] character walk animation Need help!

Reply #1 on: April 30, 2015, 08:10:22 am
Hi,

Nice animation! I really like your character :). However I do think it looks a bit stif right now. In walk cycles it's important to have the entire body move in the rithm of the steps. So the shoulders should move with the arms and the body should hop up and down with the legs. I've made a quick edit to show what I mean:

Also a little thing to notice is that when you walk you will never have your right arm in front of you at the same time your right foot steps forward. When your right hand is al the way to the front, your right foot is all the way to the back.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2015, 08:18:09 am by toaster »

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Re: [c+c] character walk animation Need help!

Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 02:24:53 am
Hey Thanks for the feedback taoster. Your modifications have certainly made a big difference with the movement and much natural to look at. Will try to animate other angles now and will update here.

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Re: [C+C] character walk animation Need help!

Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 04:20:32 am
how is this for right side walk animation?  ::)

full sprite sheet:

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Re: [c+c] character walk animation Need help!

Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 02:53:09 am
Please somebody help me with right side running animation....spent like three days trying to correct it but still looks bad and unsmooth  :( :(

Here's my current progress so far:

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Re: [c+c] character walk animation Need help!

Reply #5 on: May 04, 2015, 07:25:45 am
I feel like the forearm is swinging too far back. Even at the peak of your stride, the hand doesn't go behind the hips. It sits roughly on the waist. Example.
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Re: [c+c] character walk animation Need help!

Reply #6 on: May 04, 2015, 09:21:16 pm
It is a bit slow, and could use more vertical bounce!

I wanted to make an edit, but then screwed up the bounce rhythm, but still the idea might come across: (I did not touch the arms.. You should!)

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Re: [c+c] character walk animation Need help!

Reply #7 on: May 07, 2015, 04:22:07 am
Thanks for the feedback guys. I have incorporated what Zia and Hapeil have mentioned in their critique comments. After some hard work  and motivation from this site I am constantly improving my skills. here is what I have made for right side animation for my character:



I know this isnt perfect and pixel gurus would still have some more improvements for it.