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Please upload all your content into this thread that you would like Don to Critique in the Weekly Workshop Review. All content must be uploaded before Friday @ 5:00PM Arizona time. No exceptions.
08-18-2010, 02:52 PM
I added the background. :)
bg on 2's, stuey on 2's
08-18-2010, 05:14 PM
After adding my background, I did some thumbnails of Stuey jumping over a log. Could I try animating this? Or am I making the rookie mistake of trying to over animate?
08-19-2010, 03:10 PM
Hello Don and Dave: Not sure whether the Fri deadline is a typo or not so I figured no chances. Here is my mouse character with the secondary actions. http://www.donbluthanimation.com/videos.php?showvideo=453 And here is my complete walk with the background pan.http://www.donbluthanimation.com/videos.php?showvideo=451 As you can see I've messed up some how with repeating the pan. My mouse travels a half inch every two frames or quarter inch/every frame which I've marked. I went to the end of the walk cycle and panned the camera in flipbook to where it should be.Then repeated the cycle and continued panning until the end of the bg.
08-19-2010, 05:39 PM
here is my attempt at the secondary action.
Hi Don & Dave,
Don I did not included Pan because I realized my leg animation is incorrect. The problem is the foot spacing. Your feet are the same distance from frame to frame mine are not. From contact to squash the foot spacing is wide. From the squash to the next contact the spacing gets smaller & smaller. I tried to fix it but it was worse, so I went back to this... what is the best way to fix the legs & feet? should I erase the legs, figure out the feet spacing and redraw them? the other thing throwing me off is on my animation the head & body move backward & forward slightly. I think this may also be affecting the legs & feet.
Note: Dave I Just noticed I posted this (before 5 az time) in the wrong critque thread. sorry... if you don't inclued it I understand...
08-19-2010, 11:15 PM
Here is my repeat pan with the mouse walk cycle on 2s.
08-20-2010, 02:10 AM
Here's the assignment of the walk cycle with a pan.
Here's the walk cycle with the pan taken out for clarity. Please critique the secondary actions and the foot you asked me to adjust.
Thank you. You guys are the best.
08-20-2010, 09:30 AM
I wanted to get approval of the changes I made to the walk cycle before moving on to the background and secondary actions. If it okay I will make add the secondary and the pan the background by Monday morning and post it to the forum if approved I then can animate the rest of the scene by Thursday so next Saturday I can be caught up with what the class is doing.
Walk Cycle without secondary action.
I used the Mpeg converter you suggested and it worked quite well. (Thanks again) However, the video still corrupted. I'm not sure what's making it do that. I think the problem may be with my scanner, it's been on the fritz and it will only save images in a weird format. I'm going to try and find out if any friends or family have a scanner I can use to see if this is really the problem.
However, the bottom line is I still don't have a video to post. :(
08-20-2010, 04:55 PM
Video above, I'm currently typing a short description & some questions as an edit :)
Separate frames for Stuey as printable jpgs at the link below (its an album)
I decided to make a farm for Stuey. I watched the "Sun Do Shine" section of Rockadoodle & froze on parts of scenery I liked, then tried to draw them, & put them together to make a looping background. I made sure to include Peepers' house & made a house for the mouse in the close by fence post. I also added a butterfly (referenced from Rockadoodle as well) to eventually add a variation to Stuey's walk where it surprises him.
I'm still working on Stuey's tail, I haven't managed to get it to a point where I'm happy with yet so I've left it off. I'll work on it.
The backgrounds are moving on 1s, whilst Stuey's animation is on 2s. If Don's happy I'll finish Stuey & more him to 1s, & add the variations to his cycles, & some more ideas I have for improvements if I have time.
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