Saturday, 4 May 2013

Troll Walk Animation Test

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I wanted to practice animating something other than human characters so did this test on the Tiny rig. Upon reflection, there are a few things I would do differently - primarily making it more "troll-like" in it's posing and overall movement. Anyway, I thought I'd archive this animation and leave it as it is. There's always next time!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

New short anim

It's been a while since I last did some good old stick figure flash animation and I had a blast!

A little breakdown:
The core action/block was done in 1-2 days. Spent the remaining week detailing the animation and polishing.

Primarily I focused on getting clearer silhouettes  cleaner staging, better flow and appealing poses, more exaggeration and texture in timing for comedic and entertainment purposes. I experimented a lot with different eases in and out of poses with different offsets and timing to get a varied effect for every action - learnt a lot in doing so too!

Overall, I still love the fact that I'm learning much from animating something as simple as a stick figure :)