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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


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


benwithaswordbenwithasword

Rated 5 / 5 stars

NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOT MORE NIGHTMARES! Dx


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TheBoogley responds:

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


Sguiggoth90hSguiggoth90h

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


devyniandevynian

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 :)


gozargozar

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sweeeet!

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!