#26 09-18-2012 3:23 pm

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Re: Beginner Exercises with examples, and explanations for you to follow!

Here's my first attempt at the first one in 2D. Always good to go back to the basics! (Note that this includes ZERO flair on 2s, so the next version will have some "cheats" to make it smoother and more interesting. This is bare bones on purpose, just to start from square one.)

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#27 09-19-2012 11:17 am

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Hey JK, great stuff! Good to see this in 2D as well smile I would probably already start stretching the ball in the third drawing, but that's just my take on it smile

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#28 09-19-2012 4:58 pm

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https://dl.dropbox.com/u/74481708/Untitled-1.jpg

i posted this on my thread....sorry for being cranky about posting it here again..but i have been waiting for a feedback...
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#29 09-19-2012 5:54 pm

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Re: Beginner Exercises with examples, and explanations for you to follow!

wolfor wrote:

Hey JK, great stuff! Good to see this in 2D as well smile I would probably already start stretching the ball in the third drawing, but that's just my take on it smile

Really? That early, huh? Well hey, I'll give it a shot. Doesn't hurt, nice thing about this exercise is it takes very little time to make a big difference. smile

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https://dl.dropbox.com/u/74481708/Untitled-1.jpg

i posted this on my thread....sorry for being cranky about posting it here again..but i have been waiting for a feedback...
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What feedback are you looking for? It seems like it will work alright, but really until you get it animated there's no sure way to tell.

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#30 09-19-2012 6:26 pm

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Re: Beginner Exercises with examples, and explanations for you to follow!

wolfor had explained me timing...was working on it..but when i tried it was not that great..so just posted the planning for him to point my mistake...i tried it again...its posted in the personnel and demo reel section... ( my ball bounces are every where..so m trying hard to stick to my thread... tongue)

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#31 09-20-2012 9:02 am

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Jennifer, to me this looks good, but as JK said, there is no way telling unless I see this animated smile

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#32 09-21-2012 1:25 pm

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Re: Beginner Exercises with examples, and explanations for you to follow!

I am so glad to see people starting to do these!!!

and great job on the explanations Wolfor. Thank you very much for doing them! And making the obstacle course. I got busy and it kind of went to the back burner for me. Though I feel yours is way better than what I would have done anyways smile Good job.

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#33 09-21-2012 2:45 pm

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#34 09-21-2012 2:52 pm

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Jennifer, Usually a bouncng ball will always continue with the same pattern. So your first three bounces drop down in 2's (starts at 10, then 8, then 6) This would probably carry on in 2's (from 6, it would go, 4, 2...)

Not a huge deal in this case but I think its useful in a really bouncy ball.

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#35 09-26-2012 1:05 pm

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hello people..i hope nobody minds when i come knocking on this post.. big_smile ...need feedback..my post goes down and down in the list..and have a question also...

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#36 09-27-2012 8:26 pm

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Re: Beginner Exercises with examples, and explanations for you to follow!

Went back in for another pass, now on ones with more fluidity (though still rough around the edges, I guess clean up will be next, eh?)

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#37 09-27-2012 8:30 pm

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@JKR

at the top of the arc, there's 2 drawings that are exactly the same, makes it feel like its sticking, I would make these 2 slightly different


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#38 10-16-2012 6:30 pm

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Hi there, I've started with the bouncing ball exercises. Here's the first one...Please do let me how is it and i could i improve it even further.

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#39 10-18-2012 12:19 pm

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Re: Beginner Exercises with examples, and explanations for you to follow!

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@JKR

at the top of the arc, there's 2 drawings that are exactly the same, makes it feel like its sticking, I would make these 2 slightly different

Ah, good call, Kyle. I'll change that next time I go to tweak it.


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#40 10-29-2012 7:28 pm

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Should I start Bouncing ball practice in step mode and do the spacing my self in every keyframe or I should make key for every extreme and then passings then use the Graph Editor to do the spacing for me.

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#41 10-29-2012 11:41 pm

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I think you try it both ways, and see what fits best for you! There is no 'right' or 'wrong' smile

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#42 11-02-2012 8:40 pm

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Thanks for your reply Wolfor, I heard that I should left as least key frame as possible for the computer when I'm key framing in step mode so i thought I should do the spacing my self in order to fill the frames.working on spacing is OK for the simple bouncing ball exercise because I can figure out the timing of my ball and each frame number for my extremes and passing by the video I take from the ball. but every things changed when I am working on Obstacle course exercise.
How can i planned it out when I don't have any video to find out the timing and frames number. I heard that a Planning should be in detail, each pose and each frame should be Specified in a planing. but I really don't know how to start with Obstacle exercise? can you explane it for me. many thanks

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#43 11-02-2012 11:18 pm

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No, for planning you shouldn't key every frame, you do that in refinement. For planning, you only key the key poses, and as soon as that timing is good, you key the poses in between. I found keith lango did some great tutorials on scene planning, and they're quite inexpensive obtainable through his website.
There are other great tutorials as well, of course, but these came to my mind first big_smile

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#44 11-06-2012 9:31 am

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#45 11-09-2012 6:48 pm

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Hay frnds i need your help these days i m trying to learn offsetting withot shifting key. Nd please  tell when shoul i start spacing thing. Be  after shifting keys all spacing nd tyming thing lacked.which method should i use.nd 1 mre i want to gain my tecn. Knowlage so which book or from which i use for that please help..i want to learn these thing.

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#46 11-29-2012 9:46 pm

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Re: Beginner Exercises with examples, and explanations for you to follow!

Hi folks, I was just reading through these great exercises and came across something I could maybe help the community out with. I noticed that the author talked about the rotation was 100 times the scale of the location graphs in the graph editor, well, there should be a spot in your software that you can display rotation in "radians" instead of "degrees" one radian equals 60 degrees so this will make your rotation graph a lot closer in scale to your location graph. I use blender  so I can speak for where this feature is in maya or max.

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#47 11-30-2012 12:31 pm

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hmm, in Maya I never heard of the possibility to change to rad, but I never tried, either smile Just had a look, and yea you can use that measurement as well! But in Maya 2011+, you can also have the curves viewed in normalized mode, then they are the same size as well.

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#48 12-17-2012 1:20 pm

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Thanks for this helpful tutorial!
The example of  bouncing ball was rightly explained!
Keep sharing

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#49 12-31-2012 5:48 am

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thanks, learned a lot

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#50 03-19-2013 5:51 pm

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wolfer,this is an awesome post which is very helpful,and I am darn sure that it will help many animators/beginners to improve..yipppi!!


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