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Jan 13, 2011 | 3:47 AM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place January 14, 2011

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Oh, hello there newgrounds, I didn't see you there.
Now that you're here maybe you'd like to have a look at my latest animation.
It's pretty abstract... don't say I didn't warn you.

Over the past year or so I've been working a lot with design principles and elements and wanted to make a stripped back piece with a focus on basic shapes and principles of movement. I found an old book of origami patterns and did some basic planning, then BOOM here we are... My main focus in animating this was using easing in and out and overlapping actions to create a more effective whipping action in the folds. This is entirely frame by frame animation, I don't believe that you can create realistic exaggerations of movement with tweens, though I'd love for someone to prove me wrong because animating it would be much quicker.

I've added a section showing how to fold your own paper crane if you're interested. If you fold 1,000 of these suckers you will achieve enlightenment... and paper cuts.

*edit* DAILY 2ND & FRONT PAGE - THANKS A LOT EVERYONE!

Reviews


sunnygurl3sunnygurl3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

lol

If I had done this, I would have to have gone through 50 different paper pieces just trying to figure out how it looks when you rotate it XD (after i figure out how to even make a crane :P)


TheBoogley responds:

I did go through quite a bit of paper... :)


mika-jmika-j

Rated 5 / 5 stars

that`s crazy

my head hurts. but i love it


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TheBoogley responds:

you know what you need? paracetamol :)


XraVirAXraVirA

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Are you happy now?

My head hurts...
Make more like this.
:)


TheBoogley responds:

yes, I'm very happy! :D


EmroxEmrox

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Curse you Boogley!

You made me get up and get some paper.

I like how the unfolding is not simply a reverse of the folding. Seems like a lot of work for such a subtle detail.


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TheBoogley responds:

yep, I'm never going to do it again...

actually, because the shapes were so simple it was easy to change things and work through it. :)


carlos198carlos198

Rated 5 / 5 stars

the loading paper looks like if it were warming up

wow. The whole movie looks like an origami lesson :D!

i really liked the video,i mean, i think you used like 1.000.000 frames! (just kidding :P)
but the only think i didnt liked was the music. But you desserve a 10 on this!


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TheBoogley responds:

Hi Carlos, people are really divided on the music, some love it, some hate it. I love it, and it was the only reason I made this animation in the first place. Thanks again for leaving a review and letting me know what you think! :D