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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 4.5 / 5 stars


that was some trippy shizzle, nice work man :D

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TheBoogley responds:

ow! you tripped over my nizzle! :O


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Smooth mindbending shyt

I don't think I need to put a reason why this got my nine. But I don't really like abstract that much so thats why this isnt a perfect ten. Great concept though.

TheBoogley responds:

you'll never have to explain yourself to me, my love is unconditional. <3


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

What about.?

man, i would like to see this stone....

TheBoogley responds:

what? like carved? :3


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I just realized


TheBoogley responds:

woah 80


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

All FBF huh?

I think that is pretty impressive! The animation is very smooth and I think the exaggeration on the folds is perfect :)

I would like to see this built upon further as it is an interesting concept.

TheBoogley responds:

thanks, I really enjoyed working on this project, and plan on building on it in a way, playing with optical illusions and insights into perception using design principles and elements.