At 1/28/10 02:10 PM, Mabelma wrote:
Thanks Jazza for making this thread, it is greatly appreciated and I think this is the exact thin people need to get motivated and animated. Thanks.
Well Jazza I'm a big fan of you work and I wanted to ask you somethings, I may ask more things later.
How do you get all colors of the animation to look good with each other like in your animations? What exactly do you have to keep in mind when choosing colors?
I'm a FBF animator like most people but I'm still learning and I'm having a little trouble with getting fluent moves in the character, so the question is how do I make things more smooth what can I do to make it feel natural, I've heard about in-betweens but how do I do them properly?
Hope you can answer my questions and keep up the amazing work Jazza.
great questions, and thanks for all the props!
well i guess it's all part of developing an eye for these things, but if i were to give tips i'd say, don't go the strong colors. when i pick a color, say red, it can be easy for the inexperienced to pick that preset color. yuck. dim all of them down a bit, and add two layers of shade, a darker for the shadow and normal for the rest.
ok, inbetweens are exactly what help here. how it works is say you have a character you want to animate at 30 FPS jumping in the air. frame 1 you would draw the normal stance, frame 5 draw a crouch/brace, frame 10 a leaping pose and frame 15-20 in the air. they are what you call the key frames. with the onionskin tool selected (expanded to one frame each side) blank a keyframe between them and draw what fits! too easy! the animation sorts itself out.