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Re: [WIP] Small dragon. Animation.

Reply #30 on: May 17, 2007, 08:37:47 am
Very nice, although I think a more lizard-like animation would be more easily recognizable, this reminds me more of a dog run animation...

If you decide to keep this, i suggest making his head move forward and down more with each step, showing more weight, and make the forward paws step further front, and cross his back legs when he takes a step with the hind legs (like racing dogs do while running).

No about head, but Yes about other, most likely. ))  Maybe I decide this move, but for dragon-girl. And I have only 32x64 for animation - I fear this not enough for long throw of back legs, but I am try.

This actually looks more like how a rabbit would move rather than a large lizard.
Maybe studying the movements of a kimodo dragon would help some?

Yes komodo dragon, large lizard - next move will be something like this...

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Re: [WIP] Small dragon. Animation.

Reply #31 on: May 18, 2007, 03:03:05 pm
Skecth animation - it's look like a giant lizard?
Which of type animation is more appropriate for this?

               
Maybe less head bounce? But on surface he is look not too bad...

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Re: [WIP] Small dragon. Animation.

Reply #32 on: May 18, 2007, 07:45:31 pm
if hes going to lope, his forlegs need to come down farther, he doesnt look like hes actually touching the ground.
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Re: [WIP] Small dragon. Animation.

Reply #33 on: May 21, 2007, 03:30:51 pm
Fixed some moments:
Thanks Adarias, it's better? If I right understand you.

As I say earlier, I use small jump's for animation girl-dragon. And fixed some frame - something as you say, Turbo.
           
Maybe need the same animation for both?
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Re: [WIP] Small dragon. Animation.

Reply #34 on: May 21, 2007, 04:24:13 pm
You might.  The guy dragon looks like he's trying to sneak somewhere, those are very large strides.

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Re: [WIP] Small dragon. Animation.

Reply #35 on: May 21, 2007, 10:55:10 pm
I love your animations. I like the guy animation, maybe ass a more serpent-like tone to it. And if you ever decide to animate another, Go for #4 and make him buffer and more armored, cool like. Like some kind of Rhino/Armordillo Dragon.
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Re: [WIP] Small dragon. Animation.

Reply #36 on: June 07, 2007, 02:10:36 pm
Thank, Sharm! Yes!! Sneak somewhere is funnily, it's good! Yes, it's large step, but now I cann't do step smaller (( He most move on 2 tiles.
Chaos Tayoko - " ...ass a more serpent-like tone to it..." Maybe is will be in color vertion, I do this soon...

So... What you think about sketch for jump?

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Re: [WIP] Small dragon. Animation.

Reply #37 on: June 07, 2007, 07:54:23 pm
Oooo i am liking it so far. maybe you should have him flap his wings and hover for a momment before he starts falling.

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Re: [WIP] Small dragon. Animation.

Reply #38 on: June 07, 2007, 10:12:29 pm
add one extra frame showing his front arms pushing to the ground even more. For a jump like that he needs to push with his front arms more than that. I would also add one extra frame to make his back(rear part of the character) one pixel higher.
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Re: [WIP] Small dragon. Animation.

Reply #39 on: June 07, 2007, 11:28:04 pm
In addition to what piotrek said, I think his landing could be more staggered, either with his front or hind legs landing before the other pair. I'm loving the animations so far, though; super adorable. :)