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Important: Give me your thoughts, I'm considering to do another Ostrich, but add a bit more of my own style to it. This one is a combination between a Donald Duck Ostrage (not the movement however) and my disgusting addons to it.
At 15 hours ago, Tyler wrote:
2. You're trying to do full animation when you should keep it limited. Flash, typically, is very limited and you're better off being conservative with the art you make. You can pull off more consistent, and equally effective animation by using pieces (which is kind of what I mentioned above) or consider investing in a lightbox and scanner and drawing each frame by hand and scanning in. This usually helps me keep my lines consistent.
I read about limited animation in a book forwarded by John Halaas (or so I think it was). It was about timing and such. The main reason I haven't gone with the limited one is because I'm just practicing to keep my lines steady. I agree, and this latest one actually reuses the same lines on the head part, since the head on an ostrich doesn't move.
Thanks however. I'm going to incorporate more limited animation, as soon as I got the basics down.
At 3 days ago, Sacros wrote:
as for your description on how you made this new walk cycle, well, its clearly different from what zeurel suggest from the go
i dont want to walltext you on why you should try again, i hope you realize whats wrong while doing the tutorial again
Durruh, I don't want to act like I'm a total retard, but I am trying to follow what the tutorial is suggesting. However, I'm going to incorporate what I learned from it, solely because I still believe a skeleton is needed beneath a sketch. If you are referring to the fact that Zeurel does his walkcycles in a more diagonal view, then rest assured that the next one (which only needs some fresher lines to it) will be that way. :P
At 3 days ago, Otto wrote:
Hell, just watch what this guy has to say for a bit - they're only snippets but they say a lot very quickly.
I didn't mean just straight up try and draw '3D', just remember when you're drawing to imagine the shape as a whole.
I showed that clip to my mom when she came bugging me 10 times in a row. However, I still animate way better with a TV on, or headphones on my head. I think that part just comes down to who you are. However, give me some feedback on the new one. Trying to take what you said into consideration, especially on the Ostrich's feet movement.