View Full Version : Demon Flying Cycle _Please Critique

Tad Ghostal
10 October 2009, 05:14 PM
Update V.5:

All comments are welcome.

10 October 2009, 11:58 PM
The body needs to go up and down, either in the motion path or in the base animation itself.


You don't have the secondary motion in there. His feet need to wave rhythmically when he beats is wings. The flapping of the wing creates lift, which creates movement, which creates follow through movements.

In general, the motion is very unrefined and simplistic - I could rotate and key the wings and position the body up and down in 5 minutes or less. That's not enough "work" to constitute good animation. You need more thought and movement in the body - NECESSARY MOVEMENT - to make it look alive and awesome.

I guarantee you if you put that on a motion path, it will still look terribly wrong. You need to address the secondary motions much more. Grab some bird reference and watch what they do with their feet and lower body.

Tad Ghostal
10 October 2009, 04:01 AM
Thanks for the response. All I had really done so far was the wing movement, I more had just wanted some thoughts on that.

Tad Ghostal
10 October 2009, 12:55 AM
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Tad Ghostal
10 October 2009, 01:24 AM
Version 3:

10 October 2009, 03:45 AM
Nice start. One thing that sticks out to me is the head overlap of the person being carried. I think it looks like it is opposite of what it should be. I think it should tilt down as he is being pulled up and then turn up as the bird is lowering him. Quite a lot of the overlap on him looks to be that way to me. Good luck!

Tad Ghostal
11 November 2009, 08:08 AM
Thanks for the comments, Chris. Here's an update.

Version 4:

Tad Ghostal
11 November 2009, 05:14 PM
Version 5:

11 November 2009, 05:38 PM
Good job so far! When his wings flap downwards its supposed to propel him upwards with a lot more force. It looks too linear on your animation. Also, when his wings are vertical, gravity should take over and cause him to fall slightly until his wings flap downwards again to recover his fall. Hopefully that makes sense. The character in his talons is working great though. Really funny! Keep going!

11 November 2009, 09:21 PM
Nice work so far, Edward is right about the up & down movement, right now it is feeling very linear. He's a quick & dirty test to help explain it better. Keep going!!

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