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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 January 16, 2011


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 January 14, 2011

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 January 13, 2011

What about.?

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

TheBoogley responds:

what? like carved? :3


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 17, 2011


This is such a well made piece. You've got loads of complex movements all going on, but they seem so simple, it never becomes overwhelming or hard to watch.

I really can not tell if you made that crane in 3D or if you've just got a really amazing talent for 3D objects in 2D space.

Good job.

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TheBoogley responds:

it's 2D all the way through, the spinning crane was pretty hard to get right, took about a whole day!
thanks for the review! :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 14, 2011

I just realized


TheBoogley responds:

woah 80