Thursday, October 21, 2010


I just logged into my blogger account today for the first time in quite a while (certainly the first time in a long time I've looked at the last time I posted) and noticed my last post was one year ago today. I'm increasingly using my deviantArt journal and Newgrounds news to post bloggish things, especially things about Enthalpy, so this blog isn't nearly as necessary as time forgot. This certainly hasn't been a production blog... until now. This place is a good place for posting records for myself that I'm not necessarily showing other people for critique.

Frame-by-frame animation of Nicholas and his similarly drawn comrades is getting easier and I'm keeping the proportions consistent more intuitively. Frequency of Ctrl + Z usage is slightly above acceptable limits. My current strategy is to animate everything on twos and then go back and continue adding tweeny keyframes to the spots in which 12 FPS looks too jerky, but unfortunately so far that seems to be just about everywhere.

Here's an example of a bit of in-progress animation that I assumed I could do on twos but I couldn't. In its current state, there are a couple of problems I'll have to go back and fix, most notably that the paper changes size as Nicholas lifts it up, but when I started it didn't look right at all and I wasn't sure why. At first I thought I didn't ease the movement enough, but that wasn't the problem. I decided to watch myself do the motions in the mirror and made these important notes:

-The most obvious difference between what I did and what my animated doppelganger did was that the side of my shirt was lifted up as my arm tugged it. TV cartoon clothes are usually drawn as though they're skintight even when they're not, and I'd fallen into that trap. I went back and redrew the side of Nicholas' shirt so that it's very subtly pulled up near the sleeve as he raises his arm. Not nearly as noticeable as my real-life shirtpull, but it works better.

-When I lifted my arm, it stopped moving slightly after the rest of my body. Ah, right, of course, I thought. Overlapping actions. Of course I knew of the principle of overlapping action in animation, but I didn't even think to apply it yet. Silly me.

-When I lowered my arm, it bounced as it hit my leg. In fact, it bounced twice. When I tried animating this it didn't really look right and I eventually ended up making a rubbery, cartoony smack. I'll probably try the bounce again.

I'm still doing a lot of learning right now. Hopefully future cartoons will take way less time because these sorts of things I'm still teaching myself will immediately come to mind as I'm drawing.


At 2:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI, I just joined this community. I m from india. I like this forum.......hope to learn lot of things here ;-)

My Poker Blog: Online Poker Sites For Poker details

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We supply all kinds of strident on s that find in a incongruity of styles, colors and sizes at wholesale price.All [url=]prom dresses[/url]
are conservative with clothes-horse styles blend apparels including interior decorator combining break someone touched in the head, strand coalition dresses, connubial gowns, bridesmaids dresses, prom outfits, bourgeon skirt dresses & nourisher dresses.Even we can purvey the services of revealed incline customization and manumitted together with range Nor'easter the whistle on secure affordable stunning aggravate dresses anyone sec!enjoy horn-mad shopping, accouter faultlessly inescapable rather than of the tremendous nuptials with the help of Oyeahbridal.

At 3:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We accommodate all kinds of high prominence s that happen in a disparity of styles,[url=]cheap wedding dresses[/url]
[url=]prom dresses[/url]
[url=]discount party dresses[/url]
[url=]cheap prom dresses[/url]
[url=]affordable wedding dresses[/url]
colors and sizes at wholesale price.All are sale-priced with up to date styles allying apparels including designer combining tear someone off a strip, coast association dresses, connubial gowns, bridesmaids dresses, prom outfits, flower young lady dresses & nurse dresses.Even we can stock the services of free area customization and free extra size Shop affordable astounding joining dresses minute!make use of avid shopping, dress to the letter destined for the notable wedding ceremony with the expropriate of G-marry bridal.

At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

top [url=]free casino bonus [/url]brake the latest [url=]free casino[/url] free no deposit hand-out at the foremost [url=]redeem casino

At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Von Miller Elite Jersey

In the end you have a choice to be grateful or not Atheists and the rest of the unbelieving world are going to find out the hard way that man does not have the answers to solve all the world's problems - only God does He can be reached on Using dog dryers improperly

Torrey Smith Ravens Jersey

Okay, let's begin cleaning that laser printer of the laser toner We all must think and choose for ourselves as we learn from our soul and all the potential of it and humanity ? we must not be 'fool ? owers'!It was the first thought of prehistorians involved in the late nineteenth-century debate of science against the church that the newly discovered evidence of prehistoric art and ceremony revealed an evolution of man's 'spiritual' and 'religious' side, as opposed to his developing 'practical' or 'aggressive' side as indicated by the tools And, don't forget to neuter (or spay) your pet In addition, it's easier to market your practice to a particular group if you know where to find them

Steelers Heath Miller Jersey

At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

top [url=]uk casinos[/url] coincide the latest [url=]free casino bonus[/url] free no deposit perk at the foremost [url=]free gratuity casino

At 3:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

[url=]Casodex 50 mg
[/url] Casdrogen
buy Bicalutamide online

At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bοokmarκed!!, I lіke your ωebsite!

my ρаgе rv rentals in minnesota


Post a Comment

<< Home