View Full Version : Weekly Animation Session 2 - Run


SheepFactory
07 July 2008, 04:11 PM
Welcome to the second weekly animation session.

This weeks topic is: Run


New animators should focus on making a vanilla run and focus on the mechanics while experienced animators should do a run with character. You can have it loop or have the character run across the screen it is up to you.

You can use free rigs\biped\etc.

Please upload your videos to vimeo (www.vimeo.com) and post a link here if you need free video hosting.

Good luck everyone and dont forget to post your wip's in this thread.


-A

SirRon
07 July 2008, 05:44 AM
Thanks SheepFactory, glad to see some extra activity going on in this side of CGTalk :D

Dresse
07 July 2008, 05:38 PM
think i'm gonna try this one in 2D...
I'm gonna go for a fat floaty happy fairy run :)

AkaKico
07 July 2008, 06:07 PM
http://vimeo.com/1430737

Second pass.
Nice little animation sessions to keep up the skills. Keep it up!
Would be nice if there is a video hosting site that let's you go frame by frame. Much easier to critique that way.

Chris

Dresse
07 July 2008, 06:12 PM
you can click "download quicktime version" at the right bottom corner of vimeo... Like that you can see it frame by frame...

SheepFactory
07 July 2008, 06:24 PM
http://vimeo.com/1430737

Second pass.
Nice little animation sessions to keep up the skills. Keep it up!
Would be nice if there is a video hosting site that let's you go frame by frame. Much easier to critique that way.

Chris


Nice start Chris. I think you should add at least 2 more steps to the animation so we can see the run better or just loop it. Right now it is a bit too short. Can't wait to see more.

Dresse
07 July 2008, 08:07 PM
rough frames:
http://vimeo.com/1431464

somewhere I'm not really satisfied with how she runs... i wanted it to be more floaty and happy...
anyway, i will look at it again tomorrow with fresh eyes...

thebrianproject
07 July 2008, 02:46 AM
I'm in. I've never done a challenge before, and I have been wanting to forever. Count me in again I say!

AkaKico
07 July 2008, 09:39 PM
Newest pass!

Spent most of my time fixing problems with my rig.

http://vimeo.com/1430737 (http://vimeo.com/1430737)

Dresse
08 August 2008, 07:43 PM
nice, but i would make the contact point (where he lands and launches himself again) less long. Now it's like he does a little jump everytime...

AkaKico
08 August 2008, 08:02 PM
One more time! http://vimeo.com/1430737

thebrianproject
08 August 2008, 11:15 PM
Pretty close to being done. I still have to offset and check some of the arcs. I'm thinking about adding some butterflies floating around him or a necklace or hair for secondary animation.

http://vimeo.com/1449878

AkaKico
08 August 2008, 11:34 PM
Don't have permission to watch on Vimeo?

thebrianproject
08 August 2008, 01:37 AM
sorry about that. fixed it.

thebrianproject
08 August 2008, 06:12 AM
sped it up and added more ups.

http://vimeo.com/1451870

hikari151
08 August 2008, 02:13 PM
Haro everybody~ this is my first time joining a mini challenge ;D

This is my first run cycle done recently, for my animation class.

http://www.vimeo.com/1453130

thebrianproject
08 August 2008, 06:11 PM
nice run Hikari. I really like the rig and shader on it too by the way.

hikari151
08 August 2008, 03:11 AM
thanks ^^

your run is pretty cool too :bowdown:

saxifridge
08 August 2008, 05:36 AM
I didn't get passed blocking due to being crazy at work this week. :( I am going to finish this in the next week though, and I plan to keep doing these.

http://www.vimeo.com/1462688

SheepFactory
08 August 2008, 07:49 AM
Nice blocking William. Looking forward to the finished one.

AndrzejDybowski
08 August 2008, 01:45 PM
Hello

Nice animations people!
Here is my entry. Critics are welcome:)
http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=3YD-Z-g8SOk

AkaKico
08 August 2008, 04:40 PM
http://vimeo.com/1430737

Final Pass. Liked the little jumps he was doing, but tried Dresse suggestion and liked it even more!

hikari151
08 August 2008, 05:50 PM
nice blocking~


can i ask how do u block the movements as if they're are several still images.. as in the poses are hold for a few frames before the next one..

graph editor i suppose? but how~?

sorry~ newbie here ;D

j0hny
08 August 2008, 06:26 PM
Good start here with animations.
I will start to post my short animations, after 1-2 weeks, because I learn now animation in Maya( moved from 3dmax)

So , i will be soon a often guest on this challenges)

Succes))



sry my english)

AkaKico
08 August 2008, 06:44 PM
nice blocking~


can i ask how do u block the movements as if they're are several still images.. as in the poses are hold for a few frames before the next one..

graph editor i suppose? but how~?

sorry~ newbie here ;D

"Stepped Keys"

Don't know any other name for them.

thebrianproject
08 August 2008, 06:45 PM
looking forward to it j0hny!

hikari151
08 August 2008, 11:37 PM
"Stepped Keys"

Don't know any other name for them.

Thanks a lot! i think i found it ;D

it's called Step Tangents in Maya's graph editor.

ankheilw
08 August 2008, 04:39 AM
So, I'm only a week late. Not bad, that beats my average. You guys are throwing up some awesome stuff. I had some time tonight, so I put together a fun little run. Still very rough, but it will have to stay that way.

The video is here:

http://www.vimeo.com/1469164

Just a fun little zombie run to look at. Al crits and comment welcome. I know the right hand is jacked, but I'll fix it in about a year:)

thebrianproject
08 August 2008, 06:08 AM
hey Ankheilw. Could you make your vimeo clip unprivate because it won't let me view it. I did the same thing. It makes whatever you upload private for some reason ty.

ankheilw
08 August 2008, 12:02 PM
Thanks man, sorry about that. I made it public so it should be available for public viewing.

Dresse
08 August 2008, 09:48 PM
So, I'm only a week late. Not bad, that beats my average. You guys are throwing up some awesome stuff. I had some time tonight, so I put together a fun little run. Still very rough, but it will have to stay that way.

The video is here:

http://www.vimeo.com/1469164

Just a fun little zombie run to look at. Al crits and comment welcome. I know the right hand is jacked, but I'll fix it in about a year:)
haha! i like!

hikari151
08 August 2008, 06:50 AM
Haha the zombie was brilliant ~ ;D

PLWoods
08 August 2008, 12:31 PM
My entry to this weeks challenge, C & C welcome :D

http://www.vimeo.com/1484295 (http://www.vimeo.com/1484295)

thebrianproject
08 August 2008, 05:20 PM
beautiful run Ank!

Tris3d
09 September 2008, 02:48 PM
Better late than never!!

Run Cycle (http://www.vimeo.com/1633207)

oneonta Hobbit
09 September 2008, 04:46 AM
I am also sorry for being late. Well.... I am kinda new here. Been looking for something like this for awhile. I am gonna try to often as long as these sessions continue.

Anyway here is my biped run.

http://www.vimeo.com/1707401

Please feel free to give me feedback. Be harsh if you must, I can take it. :-P

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