Art: Animation question

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Animation question

    I just got Adobe Flash for christmas and I have a question for animating.

    So, say I wanted to make a wolf run. Do you guys follow special pictures, videos, etc? I want to make the run correct. Or any tips or tricks to doing this?

    Thanks.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    YUL = MONTREAL !
    Posts
    3,534
    Thanks
    276
    Thanked 129 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Be sure to get your references first. Here's somewhere you could start looking:

    http://www.junglewalk.com/
    Also something more generic but still good:
    http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com/Customer/index.aspx
    and perhaps this one when it's up:
    http://www.corbismotion.com

    Have you been animating at all before? Are you doing a side walk cycle or something more complex?

    Anyways.. practice makes perfect and getting reference from life is the best resource you could find.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Animation Meat has a lot of good resources under their notes section, including a four-legged walk in there somewhere. So that should make a pretty good place to start.
    And I second looking at reference, but not just from life though it's quite important. Look at other animated wolves and wolf-like animals, like some dogs. Anything you can think of that had a wolf in it, tried looking it up and watching that clip at full speed and frame-by-frame.
    You could also try the movement yourself once you've studied it. You might look and feel silly and anyone walking in the room might judge you, but it helps so much.
    Good luck to you!

    Last edited by Kamikaze Echoes; January 10th, 2009 at 03:44 AM. Reason: forgot the link, oops.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Look up videos on YouTube. The best way to learn how to draw something is to see it moving, not holding still. The refrences posted are good, though.

    Good luck

    Call me Oblivion (devArt account)
    Carpe Diem - Seize the day
    Carpe Noctum - Seize the night
    Carpin Denim - There's a fish in my pants
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook