Paul F Diaz - Animation Session 11 - Action Cut


#1

Hi guys!

I have a little bit of spare time, I 'll try to give this a shot. I’m going to figure out a couple of ideas and then hopefully post something. :slight_smile:


#2

Hello,

Sorry for the delay, I finally found a little bit of time. After thinking about a couple of ideas I narrowed it down to this one. Below is my Step animation pass. The character I’m using is by http://www.gregtowner.com/Bob.htm. :slight_smile:

100 frames 4 sec 2.7 mgs

http://www.paulfranciscodiaz.com/animations/ActionCut.avi


#3

I love it! I hope you do a lot of facial animation for this one, I can see a lot of twisted agony before the cut, and wild desperation after.

Poor guy. That helmet is sorely equiped to protect him in a few seconds.

~Raised


#4

Hi Paul,
great idea - I like your “Research Scientist” :slight_smile:

Two things:
I’m not quite sure, but I would try to cut a little bit earlier, maybe 2-3 Frames. So that the back-movement of your character (specially the left leg) is shorter.
Another thought … stay closer with your camera on the scene, when you do your action cut. There is a lot of empty space around it at the moment.

Just my 2 cents … :wink:

  • Susanne

#5

Thanks for your comments, they are really appreciated!:thumbsup: I still have to push these poses a little further thats why the camera is a little back. I’ll hopefully have something to post soon, once again thank you.:slight_smile:


#6

I like it too, very funny. For some reason I love the animation detail of the helmet at the end …

my comments would be to lose the “to be continued” at the end. we can’t read it and it doesn’t bring much to the story - the countdown does it all

And when he’s pulling the wires, his bottom is just rotating, not translating at all. that make the previous anticipation a bit still and you lose the pushing of the legs.

Also when he lower down in anticipation, before jumping on the bomb, i would push his bottom foward a bit more. it seems it just translate Y down at the moment.

:slight_smile:


#7

Great Feedback!:slight_smile:

Here is an update, started smoothing the first half and pushed the last pose in the 2nd half. Still lots of more work to do:)

http://www.paulfranciscodiaz.com/animations/ActionCut2.avi


#8

Update

I guess this is going to have to be it for now. I had a lot of fun with this session and once again thanks for everyones feedback.:slight_smile:

http://www.paulfranciscodiaz.com/animations/ActionCut.mov


#9

hey great work.

It’s funny cause the helmet is moving in the wrong direction when he jumps, but it kind of works… maybe because of the squash and stretch business … how ?!!

otherwise the glasses are a bit disturbing at the end… it make me loose the track of the animation of his face… but that’s just me, maybe.
and I still love the helmet bit and all the tinny details, like the chair swinging, the strong poses etc…

Does the guy says “COME ON” at the end??? niiice


#10

It looks great paul! Nice work!


#11

Thanks for the comments!

Cecile - Yeah I wasnt sure about the glasses but felt that it was more dramatic if they flew off. I’m happy that you saw him say “Come on!” at the end:). I was hoping that it would read too.

Awake - Thanks man! Your animation worked out quite nicely:thumbsup: !


#12

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.