I am starting a thread here to help this forum grow, and to help me get back in the swing of animating after a few months off. I also was looking into how to embed the animations here if anyone knows a good way other than youtube.
Last edited by Bai Fan; November 19th, 2008 at 11:22 PM.
Eheheh they are very different but in this case a grid is a grid is a grid
Bai Fan, this is great but I’m not too sure of the root movement at the end when he tilts backwards at passing to get back to his pose. Instead of falling downwards, perhaps it could go up and arc backwards to settle like you did. Also the upper body could compensate to keep him balanced (tilt hips right, curve spine left and contra posto the shoulders maybe?)
Man, it’s hard to crit and describe stuff in written form.. I wish we had Pixar’s application for criting! I’ll try to think of something for the future of this forum.
P.S.: For the youtube crapassery of shrinking the video at the end, you could loop your anim a couple of times? I just clicked to see it directly in youtube though.
It's really good !! for the last animation I find that the animation of the upper part of the body is awesome, especially when the guy is screaming, but I find that legs are a bit weird, especially at the end, when he is slowly walking ! Anyway, I wanna see more !
I know we've had our words but I'm going to give you a solid crit anyways because I've been unfair to you in the past and I'd like to see you flourish.
There needs to be more power behind that kick. Have him pull further back while he's winding up the kick, bring him in closer for the contact and jerk him forward on the follow through.
His face needs more emotion going into the kick. bravery for the wind up, anger or frustration at the peak and excitement celebration or releif on the follow through leading to the surpise at the end.
I know animation is a different language than illustration but I understand the 3 act principal and you seem to have the right idea. Other than you need to push your actions much harder. Don't be affraid to go over the top.