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Folding Cranes

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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.



High on Origami

After that video I feel like I should have been tripping balls. That was a visually complex delight! Your choice for music worked REALLY well with the vibe of the flash. Really awesome. I think it really stands out from other pieces on Newgrounds.

TheBoogley responds:

thanks eye-twister, it's really great to get appreciation for this kind of work on newgrounds!

you know they say that...

if you fold 1000 cranes you will be granted a wish. good movie, hope you get your wish :D

TheBoogley responds:

I wish is for people to like this, so I guess it's granted :)

i love you

god i love you, this made me feel like if i am high 10/10 sir

make more of this :D

TheBoogley responds:

I guess i love you too <3

wow #2

officially my second "wow" of the day. Fantastic animation, flawless. I love that you use different color paper, and the zoom out was like "whoa". The music at the beginning kind of irked me a bit because it sounded like asylum music. That aside, this still deserves a 10/5.

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TheBoogley responds:

the music is definitely strange, creepy and bleepy, and that's what I like about it.
Thanks for the review! :D

okay, this was interesting


TheBoogley responds:

well, that's great! :D

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Credits & Info

4.27 / 5.00

Jan 13, 2011
3:47 AM EST