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Drifts
11-04-2008, 11:36 AM
http://www.trportfolio.net/upload/view_upload.php?id=671333

Is there enough easing, or did i go this all wrong.

Rabstar
11-04-2008, 12:00 PM
HE changed colour.. THe flip was overeased.
But otherwise, I love it.
And also, yyeh, the starting&end positions dont look good...

Drifts
11-04-2008, 03:18 PM
Over eased?... i never knew that was possible lol

Kitsune
11-04-2008, 03:37 PM
It was nice! The only thing that I found strange was the double backflip. You seemed to rush him into finishing it in the middle or end when you could have simply had him jump higher.

Well done. The gradient used to fill in the motions were surprisingly good looking too.


THe flip was overeased.

God. Don't listen to him.

Omega
11-04-2008, 04:24 PM
The first flip WAS overeased; barely noticeable but still evident.
Movements were alright; not too awkward anymore.
I still don't think it's fluid enough.
Smooth animation though.

It's pretty good.

Drifts
11-04-2008, 04:26 PM
Thank you guys but one quistion... if it's over eased how can it not be fluid?

Omega
11-04-2008, 04:32 PM
In my opinion, 'fluidness' involves both easing and the smooth transition from one movement to the next.

Watch Cicada's animations. The movements are eased, but not so eased that it makes the movement look robotic and unnatural, and on top of that, the easing is spaced out properly so that it fluidly transits to the next movement.

So, if a guy does a punch and a kick, the punch's easing and follow-through should be conditioned for the upcoming kick. The stickfigure that punches should move, or ease, in a way so that it fits the kick.

Dunno, these are my thoughts.

Kitsune
11-04-2008, 04:51 PM
In my opinion, 'fluidness' involves both easing and the smooth transition from one movement to the next.
Well what does this have to do with the ONE movement in question? Your talk of transitions from movements to movements are true, but you said that his flip was overeased. Now that I look at it again, yeah, it was a bit extreme on it's easing, but whatever. I don't see what's wrong with being EXTAREEEEM!

Omega
11-04-2008, 04:55 PM
Well what does this have to do with the ONE movement in question? Your talk of transitions from movements to movements are true, but you said that his flip was overeased. Now that I look at it again, yeah, it was a bit extreme on it's easing, but whatever. I don't see what's wrong with being EXTAREEEEM!

Well, overeasing is good if you use it for style and feel. If you look at Stone's older animations, they have a lot of stretchy movements with lots and lots of easing and exaggeration to generate a cartoony feel.

Kitsune
11-04-2008, 05:09 PM
Yes iknow inkow. :3333

RawGreen
11-04-2008, 09:37 PM
Thank you guys but one quistion... if it's over eased how can it not be fluid?

the human eye, animate somebody blinking....at a moderate to fast rate, there should be no frame where the eye is closed completely.

that was a crappy example but it's good.

Kitsune
11-04-2008, 09:51 PM
http://www.stickpageportal.com/forums/image.php?u=39717&dateline=1222267812http://www.stickpageportal.com/forums/image.php?u=39717&dateline=1222267812http://www.stickpageportal.com/forums/image.php?u=39717&dateline=1222267812http://www.stickpageportal.com/forums/image.php?u=39717&dateline=1222267812

leik taht?

Flashorama
11-04-2008, 10:44 PM
HE changed colour.. THe flip was overeased.
But otherwise, I love it.
And also, yyeh, the starting&end positions dont look good...

He didn't change color. There two animations in one. The first was the dark red foreground stick who completed the flips while the lighter color was the one who flailed.

On topic: Very smooth. The easing was good but it did not flow with the rest of the animations smoothness and make it looked like he slowed down time while all of a sudden he picked up speed. Unless you weren't going for realism.

Request
11-04-2008, 11:18 PM
Nice easing, but it is eased to a point, were it looks slow motion.

Endo-K
11-04-2008, 11:51 PM
I think everybody has pointed out the flaws. I'd like to say your improving A LOT. Keep it up.

Drifts
11-05-2008, 02:46 AM
Thanks for all the comments guys, it's really apreciated.