View Full Version : It's a little spooky! (Animation critique, please =)

01 January 2005, 10:09 PM
Hello all~

Since I'm a newcomer to the forum, I thought I'd post some work I'm doing right now on a short animated project. The following are animation tests to see if I could convey emotion through just body language without use of facial animation. See if you can guess what emotional states the skeleton is in =)

I'm hopefully going to use this for my demo reel, so please, any crits or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

The files are in divx 4.12, btw.

Spook Test 1 (
Spook Test 2 (
Spook Test 3 (

Thanks everyone =)


Naisa Evoli
01 January 2005, 01:06 AM
My guess:

clip 1: Disappointed?

Clip 2: Really really upset (like i just got news someone died or something)

Clip 3: Boredom/upset (like he has to sit there and wait for someone)

Kit Kat The Cat
01 January 2005, 06:22 AM
Well the first one was more disappointed than angry.

The second one looks like despair, but can be stronger with the poses to show it.

The third, I know it's suppose to be exhausted, but it needs stronger poses as well to show it. Kinda looks like he sneezing too in this one. When it lets out a deep breath try smoothing the arcs and slow it down a bit. At the end of his breath hold that position just a little bit and also move the shoulders a bit to show how tired he is.

01 January 2005, 09:13 PM
Thanks a lot guys! This is some good input.

01 January 2005, 12:46 AM
Broken Links?

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