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Running Cycle Tutorial

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Jan 10, 2011 | 5:03 PM EST

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Hope you find this usefull... At the end you got many links to download it, one its in megaupload because for some reason newgrounds didnt let me upload the CS5 one :/
Thanks for finding this usefull :)



Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Very basic

Well, I see where you were going with this, but dear god this is basic.

I would have at the very least provided the full animation in the flash so we could watch that. As it sits, this is just a short slideshow with some download links. Not in any way useful to me personally.

I suppose the tutorial could be helpful to some, but even if it was it would be nice to see the animation in motion...

No music, no background, no end animation. Just an ad plastered next to a slideshow.

Sorry about the low rating. I assume your intentions were good but there just really isn't any effort backing this.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Real basic

This seems to be an alright tutorial for showing someone how to make a running person but I think it would have been nice if the final frame showed the final product which would have been that thingy running as shown in the tutorial.

Kind of bland and dull though. No music, no background, nothing really. It kind of felt like a watch this real quick and download these and nothing else. Could have added a short loop I guess to spruce it up a bit and make it a bit more interesting as well.

Aside from all that there's not much else here to see.

Overall, it's ok I guess.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Good tutorial, but a little basic

Don't get me wrong - everyone needs to start somewhere. I've been there before with different tutorials and have seen better set out examples. What I'd have suggested was that you show the audience a more expanded version, where individual frames, tweens or so forth are shown how to be made and incorporated.

An end product of the running cycle would have been nice to see, rather than just giving people the links to your productions set up for various versions of flash. You're not running out of space, why not have half of the screen showing your animation up until that part of the tutorial, as opposed to whoring out an advert, which I declined to click on the principle that you're trying too hard.

If you've not shown people how to tween or use other facets of the program, then educate them on those and link to other tutorials through some buttons that are available on certain parts of the tutorial. I'd work on the drawing of the buttons, just to make it look more polished and professional. The stick figure / mannequin can be tolerated, as we know that is a work in progress, but the button is something that should look tidy.

Tutorials are a great way to help other authors and hone your skills at the same time. Keep working on them and they will come good.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Quite excellent running tut, simple easy.

hey MonoFlauta,

This is a well-produced tutorial on running cycle, easy to navigate. I found the diagrams simple and easy-to-follow, the buttons smooth and polished. There was a sense of usefulness as I read this, even though I probably will never use it.

It is nice to see how you animate running, and this adds to the 'education' factor. One of the downsides is that it is too short, leaves the animator wanting to learn more than just how to make people run.

It's a very nice animation of running, not just average. The diagrams are explained succinctly and you use it to good effect. It would be nice to add some more examples of how this run cycle has been used in your animations/games.

It's a good thing to have tutorials for animators at NewGrounds, helping to make this place better. That's why it gets thumbs up for me, because you care about the next generation of animators enough to pass on the knowledge. I love people who do that.

So generally this was nice to watch, served its purpose, and is useful. You have made it in a useful, short and easy format, which is all it needs. Well done. Thanks for letting me watch.

--Production-- = 17/20
--Watchability-- = 18/20
--Genius-- = 16/20
--Flair-- = 17/20
--Tilt-- = 16/20



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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Handy animation

this is good im sure some people will find it very handy, next time try and add some menus and stuff like that also at the end the list of links didnt work on my computer

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MonoFlauta responds:

Mmm can you please tell me why they didnt work in your computer?