#1 03-01-2016 7:45 am

acolors
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Getting in Shape the Animator's Way in 3 sec or Less (parkour)

Here is a mini challenge I've come up.
Choose ONE exercise of
parkour
free running
urban training
any work out or extreme sport will do
to
get your character in shape the Animator's Way in 3 sec or less
.
Do not make it real
animate it (squash, stretch, anticipate, follow through and overlap)
you know
all that boring animating stuff.....lol... just kidding
I'm not talking of an ordinary jumping but jumping on different levels
jumping & claim a wall at the same time ect.
I'm looking for extreme moves here not ordinary cycles which was
probably done here already.
then
let the members here to criticize, discuss & help improve your puppet moves.
All animations are welcome
I think animation should be not longer than 3 sec
(put on a loop or repeat a couple time before posting it here for easier viewing)

3d can use interesting, unusual camera angles (easy done)
in 2d foreshortening drawing for interesting, unusual camera angles
is going to be harder to achieve but possible.
For a background use primitive shapes for 3d no need for fancy b/g
as this mini challenge is all about character(s) animation,
movements, actions & poses.
.
My last suggestion
DO IT DURING VOTING TIME
Have a break from 999 clips to judge ....lol
Below are some samples & inspiration for you to see what I mean
(you find more on YT)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX7QNWEGcNI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5qCUauRrSE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zbzA-ziYVY
Do have fun! smile
cheers.
PS.
I did try some old posts here to only find broken links & errors
to individual pages. I think YT account links work the best
as long as channels are not cancelled or deleted.
catch you on the flip side
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#2 05-05-2016 8:05 pm

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Re: Getting in Shape the Animator's Way in 3 sec or Less (parkour)

Here is my try at some simple parcour like jump
https://vimeo.com/164915187

Last edited by comicsserg (05-05-2016 8:13 pm)


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#3 05-06-2016 12:12 pm

acolors
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Re: Getting in Shape the Animator's Way in 3 sec or Less (parkour)

Hello comicsserg,
A pretty well done animation of this jump, with anticipation & follow through.
I like like his feet slide down under his weight on the vertical wall.
& your clear staging
Very natural claiming up. So, how long did it take you to animate this ?
Did you use references ?
Now,

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here is my quick straight ahead animation. I call it animation sketches.
I know there are some points that can be improved but
I do not want to spend a lot of time on it.
I've just done it for fun quick "animation sketch" with no details.
BTW no reference video was used I just did try to imagine the movements.
It has been done
in a nice not expensive Toonboom program for children
& beginners shame Toonboom is not selling it any more I'd buy it another copy
for a tablet.
cheers.
Ps.
I've found my own old audio mix which is almost synchronized
with this video..... well I have to slow it down a bit, so it
sounds funny to me ....not to you coz you do not know the original....lol
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#4 05-06-2016 12:53 pm

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Re: Getting in Shape the Animator's Way in 3 sec or Less (parkour)

thanks a lot smile

yea it was the idea to slide his feet a bit from the wall as I thought he would not get a good grip on it from the vertical hang smile


nice sketch it can be imroved if you add more inbetweens to it and add maybe a bit anticipation at the beginning before the run


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