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tiamatdraconis
03-15-2006, 04:58 AM
I've been doing this, but going in an endless circle because I have no suggestions or reference from anyone, only what I find online. The internet is great, but I've yet to find stuff such as a simple walk video that i can use as reference.

What I'm curious about is if there are any people here who did this as well and found anything useful that a solo student can use. I'm also interested in hearing some stories about how you developed as an animator using only yourself and your computer.

alvinmagic
03-15-2006, 05:07 AM
In regards to finding reference footage, www.framepool.com is a fantastic site to find just about anything you can think of.

tiamatdraconis
03-15-2006, 05:17 AM
Wonderful! I like that site already.

stewartjones
03-15-2006, 12:03 PM
Get yourself a mini DV cam or something, and you can shoot your own reference! :) Framepool rocks though! Good luck on your journey!:thumbsup:

scrimski
03-15-2006, 12:18 PM
http://photo.ucr.edu/photographers/muybridge/1gallery567.html

tiamatdraconis
03-15-2006, 10:20 PM
Another awesome reference page. Thank you!

madheavy
03-15-2006, 11:43 PM
check out this blog: there a plentitude of links including to some gymnastics footage--
http://www.lostpencil.com/wordpress/
Don't give up! GAMBATTE KUDASAI

SirRon
03-16-2006, 06:13 AM
Don't forget BBC Motion Gallery (http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com/Customer/index.aspx)!

KielFiggins
03-29-2006, 05:30 AM
These should help a bit for all sorts of reference, tutorials, rigs, ect:

http://www.3dfiggins.com/side_page.php?id=68

FAQ:
http://www.3dfiggins.com/FAQ/FAQ.html

Enjoy.

NicoCorrao
03-30-2006, 11:45 AM
Here's a pretty decent collection of links. I would have to say it's a pretty good idea to check out cg-char. Not even to be an active poster at first but run searches and explore their articles if it's character animation it's probly talked about on cg-char at some point.

I'm sure there are some great one's missing here but this should be a good start, sorry for double posting if I did.

www.toonhub.com (http://www.toonhub.com/) probly the most thorough collection of links for anything animation

http://carlosbaena.com/anim_material.html great resource links for any animator

http://www.cgchar-animation.com (http://www.cgchar-animation.com/) a forum dedicated to the art of character animation

http://mag.awn.com/index.php?ltype=pageone&article_no=1549&page=1 review Shoulder Motion

http://www.animationmeat.com/ traditional Animation Resource

http://www.10secondclub.net/ monthly Animation Contest

http://www.keithlango.com (http://www.keithlango.com/) various tutorials and other useful things

http://www.comet-cartoons.com (http://www.comet-cartoons.com/) tutorials and phoneme reference

http://www.gettyimages.com (http://www.gettyimages.com/) great video reference material

http://www.efootage.com (http://www.efootage.com/) more great reference material

http://www.framepool.com (http://www.framepool.com/) even more reference

http://www.dailywav.com (http://www.dailywav.com/) soundbites

http://frogstar.com/wav soundbites

http://www.wavcentral.com/ really extensive soundbite collection (be wary of ads though)

-Nico-

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