Shake dat hat.
12 months ago
This is dope
Is this 3D?
awesome animation, love the motion
Looking at this through old school 3D glasses right now, looks brilliant! @Paul Ungureanu
Love this one!
@Tommy Brabham All I have is some passive polarizing ones. Which don't work :\
@Juicefoozle great flow and motion.
hah saw it on twitter nice one Juice!
Erhmergerd. I love this.
always bad ass! what program you animating with?
@Paul Ungureanu The old school red and blue lens ones work fine. I recommend.
What software ?
Very nice ! :)
Animation is smoother than a baby's butt nice work.
Radness! Pure Radness!
Wish I had 3D glasses, this is great
I'm obsessed with all things 3D right now.
first of all: thank you very much, didnt expect so many likes and comments. i originally just wanted to have this as animated profilepic for my twitter channel ( http://twitter.com/Juicefoozle ), but somehow it didn't work very well there, and before i just put it into the trashbin of fails i thought i might share it with you guys.
@Jetpacks and Rollerskates and @Nicolas Garcia :
i used aftereffects for the animation, it's a mix of rotation and vectormask shape keyframing. rendered it as PNG sequence wich i loaded in photoshop as layers of one document and made a gif out of it.
to answer the question about how it's so smooth:
one reason is the high framerate of course. this gif is having a rate of 25 fps, gif settings 0,04 sec per frame.
another trick is one of the rules of classic animation called overlap. overlap makes movements a lot more natural and smoother. to explain short on the example above. i have 3 different motions here: the rotation of the head, the swing of the beard and hair, and the movement and deform of the cap. all three change their direction from back to forth movement, if they all would make that change simultanously it would look stiff, and mechanicaly. so here is where the overlapping happens, the rotation changes it's direction first, the beard and hair swing change direction 1 frame later, and the cap makes it's change 2 frames later. it's a minimal change with a great effect in making the whole movement look more natural.
when you are absolutely new in animation think of this as a chainreaction of which movement affects another, to arrange the timing in that order. movement always happens in waves.
another example, cause i'm in a nice writing flow right now (and in the mood for procrastination) is the movement of a tail: it starts at the root, and has a delay in each joint till the tip is reached, and thats why it swings in an S curve, and not stiff like a metronome.
or think of a running person that abruptly stops. will the whole body swing to the front simultanously? no, the hip will start, the chest will follow, which will be followed by the head. the more you exaggerate that the cartoonier it will look.
another quite similar technique is "follow through" (not used here, cause its a loop, and sometimes its hard to tell whats a follow through and what's an overlap). which is continuing the arc of a motion after the main movement is done. for example, someone throwing a stone. you wouldn't stop the movement of the hand and arm after the stone leaves the hand, nope, the hand cotinues to move in it's arc. (arcs in motion are a super interesting topic too).
btw. i think some of my examples above (the running person that stops) are the "follow through" principle, and not the overlap, but they are sooo close that it's easy to mix them up and confused them
(in my opinion it doesnt matter that much what you call the principle as long as you understand what to do to make an animation look better, so if you're a real animator feel free to correct me)
i think you get what i'm trying to say,
if you're interested in more check out these articles:
btw. i'm not a classic animator, but i find it very usefull to know about classic animation principles because it helps you with animations of all kinds, even when it's "just" an UI arrow flying in and flying out, with a bit bouncing, stretch and squash and anticipation it all looks smoother and nicer.
too much text, did not read
looks like he's got wicked allergies. Achoo. Achoo.
@Eric Crow haha, yeah, i actually am sneezing every 10 seconds at the moment. damn allergies every summer.
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