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Free Run Treasure Hunt

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Jul 27, 2010 | 4:14 PM EDT

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A stick-figure is on the hunt for treasure.
my first real attempt at animating. Be gentle!
Any suggestions for improvements are more than welcome.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

hehe nice i guess


Rated 3 / 5 stars


its okay, but the animation was pretty bad when jumping over boxes.

Woodsy93 responds:

I know, I had trouble getting it right. :/


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I don't go easy

Though it is far more interesting than most of the stick animations I've seen (considering this one isn't what I've seen thousands of times over in the past week), there are a few notable issues that you should be more careful about in the future. On a side note, it still isn't the most original idea out there, but has the chance to stand out above the rest. Just add more to it.

First being the resizing of your stickfigure. Try to keep him the same size throughout the entire animation or at least provide a reason (say, mushroom) for him all of a sudden becoming bigger. If there is no reason, don't resize him.

Another point is the lack of any opposition or conflict for this fellow stickfigure. I'm not saying other stickfigures try to kill him, I'm saying traps or obstacles that don't simply require him to climb or jump over to stand in his way. It adds that little bit extra

Not only that, but for a nimble guy as you demonstrated, it would seem he could just leap off the wall by the treasure chest without ever having to press that button. Just a little technical error within the animation. When he jumps off the wall to get on the ramp, he reaches about the same height he would have needed to vault off the wall on the opposite side, reaching the chest.

Background could use a little more work rather than plain gray. Why not add some character to it, for example a window or bricks to show it being a wall.

At times, the run cycle is fantastic, while others it looks sloppy and three framed. Try to maintain consistency with your micro animations

If it helps any, do the motion of the action you are trying to replicate yourself and simply observe what it looks like. Then go and animate it (just, not jumping from building to building, that may not end well)

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Woodsy93 responds:

I'm definitely going to make my next animation more consistent and have conflicts for him.

But when he presses the button, the environment changes so he has to go the other way.

Thanks for the advice. :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

as a fellow new animator

great job! much better than what ive been doing


Rated 3 / 5 stars

pretty good

not sayin im much better or anything but the turning around and jumping ovr boxes is a little chopy but good running :D and what is that song called?

Woodsy93 responds:

yh, i cudnt get the movement right, but i will get there. And it is a looping snippet from Welcome home by Coheed and Cambria