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[WIP] Walk Cycle

on: May 02, 2008, 12:41:00 pm
Hey Guys I've just been working on a few rpg sprites, and although I'm content with my base at the moment, I'd like to work on animation (as its a weakness I'd like to improve upon). I started a walk cycle in silouhette so c+c is welcomed along with edits if possible.

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P.s. The head of the sprite is only a color reduced version, so shading advice isn't my goal at the moment, I'd really like help with the body's animation (the head is just attached on a separate layer). The sprite is walking slowly so that you might get a better look at each frame;  I'll mess around with frame timing etc to perfect it later on.

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Re: [WIP] Walk Cycle

Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 12:53:09 pm
I think the hip-movement would be ok for a girl, but for a guy it looks too strange. (or maybe like john wayne, but then he needs a cowboy hat)  ;)
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Re: [WIP] Walk Cycle

Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 04:30:24 pm
I think the hip-movement would be ok for a girl, but for a guy it looks too strange. (or maybe like john wayne, but then he needs a cowboy hat)  ;)

Hmm I see what you're saying, does this edit fix the problem?

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Re: [WIP] Walk Cycle

Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 05:45:39 pm
That'd be okay for a run or skating, but men walking really don't have noticeable hip movement, I don't think.
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Re: [WIP] Walk Cycle

Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008, 06:28:20 pm
Well I don't want them to walk complacently, I want a more dynamic feel for these sprites (they are active characters).

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Re: [WIP] Walk Cycle

Reply #5 on: May 04, 2008, 12:30:51 am
Well I don't want them to walk complacently, I want a more dynamic feel for these sprites (they are active characters).

knee movement, not hips.  hips are feminine.  If he's a bit of a ladyman, then sure.

also, if he's going to move his hips a bit, you may want to put the feet a little more centered (this is also womanly, but otherwise it's a little bit broken - you an't swing your hips like that without being feminine).
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Re: [WIP] Walk Cycle

Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008, 05:52:23 pm
I understand what you're saying, but I'm having trouble translating that to the sprite (especially the part about the knees). I'd really appreciate an edit if anyone has spare time.
 

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Re: [WIP] Walk Cycle

Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 02:46:26 am


Well, the main problems were the small size of the torso + the large hips.

The legs need to be straight.

There are some issues with his knees in my edit, but I am too tired to mess with it.

It might be best to make a generic walking model first, so you can get the motion down perfectly, then draw the character over it.

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Re: [WIP] Walk Cycle

Reply #8 on: May 07, 2008, 12:21:49 pm
i thought of the same remark-about-hips as other, but there is clearly something missing in EvilEye's edit, imho.
maybe instead of oscillating, his hips should twist (or should the shoulders alone be twisting ?)