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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.




Rated 5 / 5 stars



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TheBoogley responds:

there's only one solution Ben, never sleep again. :3


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great work.

Absolutely stunning animation. and I found it VERY entertaining much to Zarfot's disagreement.

Ps. The title screen will NEVER cease to amaze me.

TheBoogley responds:

now you and Zarfot must FIGHT TO THE DEATH!!! 8O

thanks :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

thanks for the instruntions

realy help my origami skills i have a book but its in japanese

TheBoogley responds:

japanese is great if your japanese, if not it can be a little confusing :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


You've took the art of origami and transformed it to the art of epicness. I thought this had a very unique and new concept. As well as some good, odd music.

TheBoogley responds:

cheers! I'm glad you liked it Gozar!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I'm amazed that this is all FBF it must've taken some well invested time to get it just right. whenever I try to make anything FBF I just can never get the movement as smooth as I want it to be any tips?

TheBoogley responds:

thanks!! :D
tips, eh? hmm... learn how to build easing in and out, and overlapping action into your movements, and spend time on it. lots of time watching, getting advice and fixing faults