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Penguinx



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27th April, 2004 at 11:32:07 -

Well, I am satisfied with this character's design, so I decided to animate him. Is this an entertaining/technically correct idle animation?

See anything you would change about the character or his movement?

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Thanks in advance!

 
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27th April, 2004 at 11:39:21 -

I'll I can say is...WOW. :rools on Keyboard, keyboard explodes, I crumble into a crispy pile of Lazarus Dust::

I think that is great the way it is. How'd you make it?

 
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27th April, 2004 at 11:46:56 -

That's excellent. I think he should move a little faster, but that might just be because it's a GIF.

 
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27th April, 2004 at 11:54:46 -

I think it's excellent how it is

 
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27th April, 2004 at 12:43:13 -

hey that guy is pretty cool. look at the smooth eye movement animation. good work! well i think you shouldn't use him as avatar-too small-looks crappy

 
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27th April, 2004 at 13:45:25 -

that's fantastic. animation is great. only thing i dislike is his legs, when he's facing his right, they seem to pointy at the knee

 
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27th April, 2004 at 16:37:56 -

Thanks for the comments. I can see how his legs look a little pointy once he shifts positions.

The animation was drawn in Graphics Gale. I did a layer of mouse-drawn sketch and then drew a layer for the head, chest, arms, legs, and backpack. Using GG's layers makes the whole thing much easier.

 
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27th April, 2004 at 18:13:11 -

I like the cartoony swinging style animation part, but when he's facing right , the entire shirt shading turns into an inconsistent, pillowy shading style. Anatomy wise, A guy couldn't turn like that when hes on his knees, I know its cartoon-styled, but when he instantly slides while semi-crouching, it kinda annoys me.

 
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27th April, 2004 at 20:11:39 -

I actually like the shading on his shirt while he turns. and its definitly not inconsistant. I think he did a good job and should be happy for what he has done.
It doesnt matter to me how he turns(if his bones or anatomy wise or whatever)it looks smooth and it definetly does not annoy me.

 
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27th April, 2004 at 20:27:27 -

Your opinion, kiddy.

 
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27th April, 2004 at 20:42:41 -

ooh, shutdown.

 
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27th April, 2004 at 20:52:53 -

The animationa Great, just what's up with his legs When he turns to His Left, Our Right?

-Kiddy? That some sort of insult?

 
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27th April, 2004 at 22:10:01 -

i know ? Kiddy Wtf is that? But there is no reason to get all offended . I mean you said it your self it is an opinion.

 
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28th April, 2004 at 10:26:35 -

It's like two cats in a bag in here.

To explain the animation's movement: He is supposed to be simultaneously crouching downward by bending his knees forward and spinning on the tips of his foot. Think of a pivot-step in basketball. While not the most realistic motion, this is only my second or third animation and I am relatively happy with the results.

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29th April, 2004 at 06:45:16 -

Saw this over at Pixelation, nice stuff Penguinx. have you done the mummy/skeleton you were working on yet?

 
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29th April, 2004 at 08:02:21 -

I'd like to see the transition from stopped to walking/running animations. I start having a rough time with animating my sprites when it comes down to high detailed work, myself.



 
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29th April, 2004 at 10:44:04 -

When the character runs he holds the gun with two hands pointed forward and it bobs up and down with each step. This is my way of allowing the run animation to still fire and look allright.

I am working on a giant mech character right now and will post that as well as this character's walk animation this weekend.

About the mummy - I scrapped that design I posted to pixelation. It was really rough. There would be more work involved in fixing that mummy than just making a new one.

Mummy in question:
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Previous attempt:
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29th April, 2004 at 10:55:26 -

about that idle animation, id say that he should do it a little more discrete mabye only turning just enough to see behind him.
the animation looks wierd to me but its drawn brilliantly, well done for that.

 
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29th April, 2004 at 12:22:30 -

oh jonny my good friend...C&C doesn't stand for Click and Create (not in this context) It could also stand for Command and Conquer lol

 
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29th April, 2004 at 12:38:54 -

Well, all I have to say is WTFOMFG THAT IS TEH ROXXORZ!!!!!!1111!!!1one!!!
Indeed.

 
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29th April, 2004 at 19:09:12 -

Awesome Spritist!!#@@!#!@!@ V@ !H4X!#@!@#!@!!!!

 
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29th April, 2004 at 20:48:09 -

what a nice animation, its nice to see someone not ripping graphics from crappy games

 
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29th April, 2004 at 22:02:10 -

Cool. Though if you're gonna use him as an avatar, I suggest you crop and resize the thing to a proper square shape.

 
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30th April, 2004 at 10:21:49 -

The avatar is definitely a temporary situation. I'm drawing a few things this weekend that I plan to use instead.

 
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