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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


Holllllyyy crap man, your FBF work never fails to impress me but this is on a whole new level. Just awesome.

TheBoogley responds:

Ha! Thanks man all this fuss over a bunch of squares and triangles :3


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Amazing. i even somehow following direct instruction could never fold a paper crane, but with this abstract animation i finally did it! truly amazing.

TheBoogley responds:

glad I could help, is there anything else you need me to help you with? :3


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I feel somewhat confused, yet enlightened at the same time!
You should do some other folds maybe, other complicated ones.
I'll try this next time I have some paper.

TheBoogley responds:

Thanks, but I never want to animate a folding sheet of paper again. EVER! :O
well, maybe I will... :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


whenever I hear about origami, paper cranes or orchids, I can't help but think about Heavy Rain. Great animation btw, did you use some sort of 3d animation?

TheBoogley responds:

nope, it's entirely 2D, just carefully drawn and inbetweened. :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I'm finished with the crane, now I wand to kill detective shelby for making them.

TheBoogley responds:

he's no Magnum PI that's for sure :3