Animation: Kneel to Stand


#1

Just finished this up for school, I’d like feedback if you have any =) thanks, file size is around 1.2 megs.

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#2

Hi Tukata

IMHO the downward movement of the body when he steps forward is to much, you lose a lot of force and weight that way …
the way the arms are dangling looks a bit strange, I guess you are trying to avoid that lifeless feeling …

But the getting up is really nice, good anticipation, a lot of strengt in the movement and I like the way the head anticipates the movement of the body


#3

Nice character, and great texture.

The animation is just a bit weird. The way the hands move during the time he moves from kneeing pose to standing pose. Also the bending of the knees doesn’t seem natural, I don’t think it adds. Try it yourself, knee down and get up. You’ll notice that your knees doesn’t contract down again once you reached the max height (probably a bit but not alot). Also near the end when he gets up, his body seems to be moving slightly to the right? What’s that for?

I think when a character moves from a kneeing pose to a standing pose both feet will move slightly. In your character only on foot has moved, and another has stayed still the whole time. Try it yourself move from a kneeing pose to a standing pose, your feet should move, unless it’s just me. Note, also your character has heavy armour thus it has a higher chance of moving it’s feet to keep balance when it gets up.

I like the way that you character is always moving, “Moving hold”.

Hope that helps. By the way these are just my opinions.


#4

Thanks for your comments! Thanks for pointing out the foot, it hadn’t occured to me which is why I really enjoy getting feedback. I am a little hazy on which part of the knee animation you dont like it’s it when he’s getting up or as he’s settling in after he gets up? I do agree that I think I put a little to much emphasis on the settle and will make that more subdued.

Thanks again for your comments, they all help a lot!


#5

Also the bending of the knees doesn’t seem natural.

Here I was refering to “as he’s settling in after he gets up”.


#6

alright great thanks for the clarification, I’ll take care of that right away!


#7

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