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Free Diver Animation

on: April 22, 2020, 01:38:21 am
Time to get back on that horse. It's been so long, I'd really appreciate any feedback anyone has.

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Re: Free Diver Animation

Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 08:32:33 pm
I like the way you've got things wafting as if they're underwater. That's just great. The squash and stretch on the shorts is really cool, the hair movement is a delight.

My nit-picks are thus:

 - Light source! Where is it? I'm confused by the way the highlighted and shaded areas behave. To the right and above? To the right and below? Why does it move from the top to the bottom of the swimming arm? Why isn't the face lit? Or the gun?

 - Light and shade. You're using just one line of pixels for this, which I sometimes think is a bit of a waste when you could use it over more area and get some volume and definition into the piece.

 - The shorts are a single colour and outlined all the way around, but the arms have highlights and the legs have shade. I find it a little inconsistent, as if the different parts come from different universes.

 - The way the legs move, it seems to take the same amount of time to pull the legs in as it does to release them back to a straight position. When swimming this kind of stroke, the wind-up is usually longer and the straightening action is short and explosive.

But like I said, nit-picks.

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Re: Free Diver Animation

Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 04:04:42 am


These notes are great. Thanks for the insightful feedback. I made an update. I think I could spend more time on the shorts but you're right they at least don't feel like entirely different universes. And I also saw light source problem on his arms after you mentioned it.

I tried to shade his face, but nothing really looked not weird.

Overall I'm much happier with it. Thanks so much!

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Re: Free Diver Animation

Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 02:12:49 pm
I'm happy you found it helpful. :)

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Re: Free Diver Animation

Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 04:15:41 pm
Here's a decent video reference: https://youtu.be/9K1hcdvTLAk?t=123

1. What if the anim had more flow and kick to it.

2. OMG don't look down.

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Re: Free Diver Animation

Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 05:00:00 pm
Yeah, I like the highlights too.