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[WIP] Running samurai

on: March 03, 2008, 08:25:14 am
Submitted for a challenge, but still trying to give it the touches it deserves:



Based on the piece:
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh18/Salvage_edits/samurai_edo_shoji_reference.jpg


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Re: [WIP] Running samurai

Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 09:38:46 am
It's nice.
I think that the head turn is too much though. I nearly go sick just looking at it. He'd be so disoriented after running like that
that he would see 6 enemies instead of 1 if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I'm also not a fan of the dithering on his back. It looks unpolished and unnescasery. Instead perhaps just add a few more ramps?
Maybe you could make the colours a little more interesting as well.

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Re: [WIP] Running samurai

Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 05:00:35 pm
Looks good, but I think there needs to be more inertia in the extremes; right now it looks jerky and unnatural like in anime cartoons. Think of how a pendulum's acceleration gradually slows as it nears its apex, that's how the joints should be too. You can probably do this by adding extra frames near the joints' apices.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2008, 05:04:15 pm by Lawrence »

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Re: [WIP] Running samurai

Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 05:29:19 pm
All the frames are damn beautiful by themselves,
I'm having a hard time reading the animation as a whole though.

Here are some crits:

I think there is a frame missing between frame 1 and 2 and a frame between 5 and 6.

The belt is moving around too much.

The staff/stick/pole is moving at an irregular speed, shifting in acceleration, making it twitch.


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Re: [WIP] Running samurai

Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 06:41:03 pm
The far and near leg look like they have the exact same positions, just recoloured, which creates flicker. Make the positions a bit more unique for equivalent frames.

Also, who runs like that, really? It looks like he is powersweeping the floor or something. I have no clue where this turning the head while running thing came from, but it is bugging me to no end. Take a stick, go outside, run a bit and see how you would move. I doubt anything like this.

The actualy pixelart looks good tho.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: [WIP] Running samurai

Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 07:29:37 am
If he's using the stick as a weapon, he's going to keep it as steady as possible. To reiterate what everyone else is saying, don't swivel his upper body so much, if at all.