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Creepin_Bro
03-20-2016, 05:47 AM
Animation: Click Me (http://sta.sh/0d83vacvrzf)

any one got any advise on the axe kick? (last attck)
it looked not like an axe kick and more like putting his leg up and down

Crap i put this in the wrong place this needs to be in the beginners section

Conflate.
03-20-2016, 08:53 AM
Animation: Click Me (http://sta.sh/0d83vacvrzf)

any one got any advise on the axe kick? (last attck)
it looked not like an axe kick and more like putting his leg up and down

If you want to the axe kick look realistic, then you must make the sticks torso go foward as the leg goes up, and go back as the leg goes down.

Unbounded
03-20-2016, 10:49 AM
To piggyback off of what Conflate. is saying, for the axe kick, the entire body should be moving forward. As the foot starts coming down, the torso rotates a bit backwards to maintain balance. On top of that in your practice animation you're starting off with the front leg. To get a bit more force behind it you can have your character step forward and use the back leg for the kick. Of course you can still use the front leg if you so please, but it would lack the "oomph" that the back leg would have.

A quick reference can be seen here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IvPiUtUsSE

Actually, another way to think about it is if you follow the same general movements you did for the second kick, but just raise the leg higher like you would for an axe kick, you'd have a pretty alright looking movement.

Maroon
03-20-2016, 12:08 PM
Exactly what they said, studying from a reference is best way to learn.. You definitely should work on your posing, but I think the main problem is your easing, space and timing. When you push your legs up it wont just stop in the air for 4 frames, right? like what you see in the video his feet would keep going until he pushes it back into the ground.

I think the bouncing ball is great way to start understanding easing.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_tg3UQYzQG0E/TRw_lj-1McI/AAAAAAAAAK4/PbjLJXG_YRY/s1600/Timing_Williams2.png
you can try animating that yourself.

Creepin_Bro
03-25-2016, 01:59 PM
thanks for the advise guys I'll be doing another practice but I've switched to line tool, cause it looks WAY better