#51 09-12-2011 5:54 am

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Re: Animation Exercises

I just came across this thread yesterday and will definitely begin working on this very long list of exercises. It would be nice to see more exercises added to this list. It is a great list, that you can learn a lot from. I will be sharing my results in the thread I already have on the forum.

I just read through the list and some of these could be rather challenging for us beginners. I think someone mentioned earlier but it would be great to see some more exercises centered around the 12 principles.

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#52 09-12-2011 6:48 am

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Hey guys,
is there is a popular choice from the list which could be used for this week's mini-challenges. I have a few more complex ideas, but been if there's anything people would like to try together just let me know.
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#53 09-12-2011 8:18 am

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please let me know thanks!!!!

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#54 09-12-2011 9:11 am

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Hi Steven

Well my mini challenge for this week is the simple walkcycle but I am sure that one has been done and maybe to simple for a lot of people here, but not for me.

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#55 09-12-2011 2:20 pm

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Steven,

I think doing the "Dancing" one could be fun, especially if specified that you should put it into a loop. Then we'd have time to observe the movements as it played a few times through. Plus you could add some simple sound over it to jazz it up even further when you put them all together. Could make for a nice show piece to post here and there and perhaps get more folks to join in next go around. Just a though, but I know I'd be very interested by that.
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#56 09-12-2011 7:04 pm

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hey,
yeh not sure about returning to a walkcycle yet, but if you havent done one, it really is a must on your list of things to do. Some walkcycle tutorials have been collected together here http://blog.11secondclub.com/p/walk-cycles.html. I can not recommend the Animation Resource Centre tutorial enough. But also shoot your own reference! Use books like eric Luhta's how to cheat maya and also Animation Survival Kit, as you a normal walkcycle is quite open to interpretation. But by shooting your own reference and taking notes on how your body is moving, will help you understand what is happening.
The one Matthew Finch started also has some great tips http://blog.11secondclub.com/2011/06/wa … ence.html. Its not a vanilla cycle though and unfortunately his pc crashed before he could finish it.

The dance one could happen soon, but may need some planning. Maybe the next one. How does a basketball dunk sound? and if you have seen the work of Kyle G, you will realise there is plenty of room for creativity

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#57 09-12-2011 7:32 pm

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Sounds fine to me. As long as you post a link to this Kyle G stuff you're speaking of. smile


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#58 09-12-2011 7:38 pm

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here the link to the great kyle g!! I hope your recognise him when you click the link

http://kylekenworthy.blogspot.com/2011/ … ocess.html

but can really slam dunk it any way you wish. One of my favourite films growing up was space jam!! I believe I can fly, what a tune!! I'll get out from this thread now and post on blog in a couple of hours. Usual rules will apply

p.s. more of kyle's basketball work http://kylekenworthy.blogspot.com/searc … results=12

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#59 11-08-2011 5:28 pm

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Hey I've actually seen this topic for the first time today. It's a marvelous resource, I think, so I stickied it. Hope I didn't do anything wrong, there big_smile

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#60 11-08-2011 6:03 pm

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Hah! I requested a sticky way back when I created it. Thanks Wolf big_smile

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#61 11-08-2011 6:12 pm

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Camaro wrote:

Hah! I requested a sticky way back when I created it. Thanks Wolf big_smile

Yea that's actually why I did this in the first place big_smile Did you update the list as other people threw in their ideas as well?

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#62 11-08-2011 6:16 pm

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Nope, guess I should do that huh?

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#63 11-08-2011 6:31 pm

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that'll be great smile Should I move this thread over to the mini challenges? I'm not sure, but probably not I guess. Well whatever... indecisive me big_smile

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#64 11-08-2011 7:02 pm

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Nah I think it's fine here. And holy crud almost 20,000 views O_O

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#65 11-09-2011 5:12 am

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Camaro, this thread is worth 20k hits.  I'll be pulling from that list for a while now.

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#66 11-09-2011 5:29 am

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Hah, I edited it exactly two years later, according to my little note.

Imll actually clean up and revise the list a bit, look forward to it smile

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#67 11-10-2011 3:41 pm

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Awesome Update... it's making me question which one I wanted to do now... hrmmm.... choices choices...

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#68 12-03-2011 12:13 am

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Revised and edited!

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#69 12-04-2011 2:12 pm

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Thanks so much! There is a post on everything here!! big_smile

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#70 12-04-2011 11:58 pm

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Re: Animation Exercises

hello good sir's Im a beginner at animation, Im wanted to ask what do you or what to animate on the when i get to flour sack stage? and were can i get this?? using 3d max

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#71 12-14-2011 4:28 pm

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I haven't come across a flour sack for 3D Max but highend 3D would be the best place to look. I would start off with something small like a jump, or a fall then splat type thing. Keeping it simple then try layering in some personality.

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#72 01-05-2012 6:40 pm

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I'll be completing the whole list as fast/best as I can.

My grammar says you misspelled "Dispair" and "Javiline"
corrections are
"Despair" and "Javelin"

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#73 01-16-2012 6:33 pm

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good idea to have a list of what you want to achieve.


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#74 02-04-2012 3:05 pm

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This is a cool workflow big_smile
Thanks!

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#75 07-29-2012 4:16 pm

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Great thread. Currently I'm doing ball bounces and squash and stretch exercises. Will have to post some vids for feedback soon.

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