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jor_dreams
07-06-2006, 08:47 AM
Hi!
I'm new member, from spain; i hope learn a lot of things with you ( write and read english too :P )
Starting, this is a squash and strech exercise with balls; make with 3dmax... mmm...
what do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-zfktybyhE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-zfktybyhE)

sinbad
07-06-2006, 11:32 AM
Hey jor_dreams

This is looking fairly nice... but needs refinement. I would say that both balls feel too similar in weight, its always good in animation to go for contrast between 2 characters, especially between small and large characters. The squashiness of each ball feels over done and too similar, as if they were made of dough, be more subtle, put in more contrast. Some part suffer from from floatiness or where the characters seem to me moving for the sake of it, dont let the computer interpolate like this between poses. Refine your animation be planning it out carefully into story beats using thumbnails, and get contrast into the beats. Add subtle overshoot and settle, try not to move everything all at the same time and at the same frenetic pace, if one character is leading the eye, take the other into a moving hold. You obviously understand weight so its a good start, keep going!

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