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Offline Akka

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[WIP] blob animation

on: November 19, 2006, 05:46:59 pm
Okay, this is my first pixelled animation, and I wanted to submit it for any improvements ect.
 I know the top is mucked up right now, I was trying to get the hitting the floor to look as good as possible.


Any advice on where to go next?

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Re: [WIP] blob animation

Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006, 05:53:55 pm
Hello there, welcome to the forum. One of the basic principles of animation is squash & stretch...not that I'm an expert. But the impact needs to have effect on the form as a whole, that is, the whole blob needs to squash at the impact, and maybe stretch a little as it takes off again. It will give it much more "bounce" to the motion.

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Re: [WIP] blob animation

Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006, 06:34:41 pm
Hi, thankyou for the advice.
Do you think this is any bettter?



I think the landing looks better, but I couldn't get the "stretch" to look right.

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Re: [WIP] blob animation

Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006, 06:39:21 pm
yea I agree, theres nothin stopping you spashing your character slightly and streching im on lift-off.. before you add the details use 1 or 2 colours to plan out your animation sequence before-hand, that flick on his head should raise when he's falling, fall down on landing, keep down bouncing back up and when he stops mid air should level out.

6 frames


also his face is very vacant, put more animation into his/her/it's expression.
its half the size of yours so click on it for x2
« Last Edit: November 19, 2006, 06:50:22 pm by Terley »
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Re: [WIP] blob animation

Reply #4 on: November 20, 2006, 03:33:46 pm
Its a very cute blob-thing, Akka.
You did a great job designing and coloring it, but definetly take everyones advice. Especially study Terley's example.

Btw, Terley, you totally nailed the bounce effect. Adorable. ^_^