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josephlyw
02-19-2005, 10:05 AM
Hi guys,

I'm playing with Lowman again ~ thx lichiman. This time he jumps over a block. I'm not sure if my timing is right but right now I think it's ok.

Critiques are welcome!

Click me (http://www.freehomepages.com/josephlyw/Jump_Block22.mov)

RickJohnston
02-19-2005, 10:19 AM
I like it, but i would work a little more on the build up to the jump, he seems to jump a little too easy. Mabye have him bending over a little more with some more arm motion.

im learning as well just my 2 cents.

Kalic
02-20-2005, 11:46 AM
You got lowman to jump over~ haha

Your idea is pretty nice, and what i've notice is your character seems to be abit too stiff. Also, as Horns_1 suggested on the build up, add more anticipation would be key.

My suggestion is, it might be better @ the build-up to have the character looking at the block where he's going to jump over to show what he's about to do and have the knee bend more. Also, loosen the shoulder a lil more and perhaps give the arms a more dramatic swing will help.

For the timing, it's about right. So good job and keep it up!

josephlyw
02-21-2005, 07:27 AM
Thx guys,
I agree that the anticipatin and the arm motion is not enough, i'll try to push them hard when i have time ...hopefully I can post an update ASAP!

:)

thehive
02-21-2005, 02:50 PM
from what i can see your guy lacks followthrough , also hes in the air too long almost floating
then falls to the ground , its a good base but just pay attention to his weight

josephlyw
02-23-2005, 08:30 AM
thx for the critiques. Here's another version of the animation. I added a run in the beginning instead of that funny pose.

this one is rough and not final of course. the timing doesn't look good. i'll fix it soon:)
LINK (http://www.freehomepages.com/josephlyw/Jump%20real.avi)

C&C are welcome!

jchristo
02-23-2005, 08:54 PM
Hey there. I like the feel of it. The anticipation to the run is a really funny pose. It just looks to me as if he would fall over. I'm not sure if you specifically avoided this or not, but maybe add a little more torso twist during the run. That will add more fluidity to the run. I do however think it looks funny like it is. The way he runs seems to go with his character, and the first pose.

josephlyw
02-24-2005, 08:48 AM
Thx again everyone, here's the latest playblast, I hope you like it.
I added head movement to him and fixed the arcs.
Critiques are welcome!:)

Click me (http://www.freehomepages.com/josephlyw/Jump%20real.avi)

josephlyw
02-25-2005, 08:49 AM
Hi guys. I've decided to change his arms. They are now dragging backwords during the run. I think this looks better. Any C&C are welcome.:)
Click me! (http://www.freehomepages.com/josephlyw/Jumpreal.avi)
(http://www.freehomepages.com/josephlyw/Jump%20real.avi)

josephlyw
02-27-2005, 11:14 AM
Hi everyone,

I finally decided to render this thing. I added motion blur to it. Hope it helps to cover up something :scream:

Persp angle (http://www.freehomepages.com/josephlyw/Real_jump_low.mov)

Side Angle (http://www.freehomepages.com/josephlyw/Real_jump_side.mov)


This exercise took me too long, I'm not going to update it anymore but as always C&C are welcome.

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