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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by vultraz » July 9th, 2015, 7:25 am

The bob has been committed.
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Kwandulin » September 1st, 2015, 7:02 am

An attempt at a bob for the Runemaster. To spice things up, I tried to vary the breathing animation by adding another cycle, in which the runemaster closes his eyes while exhaling (just like the Guardsman/Stalwart/Sentinel).
I hope you like it!
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Jetrel » September 2nd, 2015, 3:46 am

Kwandulin wrote:An attempt at a bob for the Runemaster. To spice things up, I tried to vary the breathing animation by adding another cycle, in which the runemaster closes his eyes while exhaling (just like the Guardsman/Stalwart/Sentinel).
I hope you like it!
It's really good on all the micro aspects (the bulk of the work). One macro thing that doesn't quite feel right is how he's oscillating 'forward' during the animation, and then snapping back. The recovery part of that feels really stiff - the easiest fix is probably just having him not hop that one pixel to our right during the animation.

It's possible to fix it without removing that, though - I think the more damaging thing is just that the whole body moves at once.
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Tom_Of_Wesnoth » September 2nd, 2015, 11:13 pm

Jetrel wrote:
Kwandulin wrote:An attempt at a bob for the Runemaster. To spice things up, I tried to vary the breathing animation by adding another cycle, in which the runemaster closes his eyes while exhaling (just like the Guardsman/Stalwart/Sentinel).
I hope you like it!
It's really good on all the micro aspects (the bulk of the work). One macro thing that doesn't quite feel right is how he's oscillating 'forward' during the animation, and then snapping back. The recovery part of that feels really stiff - the easiest fix is probably just having him not hop that one pixel to our right during the animation.

It's possible to fix it without removing that, though - I think the more damaging thing is just that the whole body moves at once.
I think that moving forwards effect is caused by his arms moving backwards, or if not caused by it, definitely added to.
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Rhoders » February 18th, 2016, 10:40 am

I cloned the horseman standing animation to the lancer, hope this is useful.
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Kwandulin » February 18th, 2016, 12:47 pm

Looks pretty tasty. Nice work!

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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Jetrel » February 19th, 2016, 1:49 am

Looks good to go in!
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Whiskeyjack » February 19th, 2016, 2:08 am

I´m not an arts person, therefore please ignore me if I´m talking garbage, but it looks somewhat strange to me.
Especially the side-to-side shifting of the riders head looks somehow unnatural (perhaps not for some kind of dance, but a heavily armored knight on a horse?). I guess it´s meant to go back-and-forth, but with the whole sprite shifting around the (almost) still breast plate, it just doesn´t evoke that impression for me.
Otherwise this looks great though, don´t want to only criticise here :)
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Rhoders » February 19th, 2016, 9:45 am

Whiskeyjack wrote:Especially the side-to-side shifting of the riders head looks somehow unnatural (perhaps not for some kind of dance, but a heavily armored knight on a horse?). I guess it´s meant to go back-and-forth, but with the whole sprite shifting around the (almost) still breast plate, it just doesn´t evoke that impression for me.
The head moves by the same amount as in the horseman standing animation, but I've made the breastplate move more if you think that makes it seem more natural? Thanks for the feedback!
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I've also started on a NE bob for the lancer using a baseframe Jetrel posted on the forums a while ago - does it matter that there's currently no attack/defense animation for this direction?

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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Rhoders » February 19th, 2016, 11:01 pm

Here's the NE bob:
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Just noticed the shadow is motionless through the final three frames, I'll fix that in the morning. Any feedback appreciated!

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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Amorphous » March 19th, 2016, 11:47 pm

I don't have anything very useful to say other than looks very good! It would be awesome to see animations on all the horsemen. :)

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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by aquileia » May 15th, 2016, 4:08 pm

Rhoders wrote:I'll fix that in the morning.
Unfortunately, that's one of the surest ways here on the forum to get no response as people are waiting for that update before posting...

I think it'd look even better if, during frames 5 & 6, either the front legs gave in a little or the cloth on them covered them further down.

I hope you don't mind if I give it a try:
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In any case, I prepared the commit, your animations will be in-game as soon as I passed them past the art people.

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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Rhoders » May 19th, 2016, 12:56 pm

Thanks for sorting that out. Sorry I haven't been active in a while, but now that I've finished my exams I should be able to finish cloning these standing animations.

Do I need to change anything for the lancer standing animations or can I move on to the knight now?

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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by aquileia » May 23rd, 2016, 1:36 pm

Rhoders wrote:Do I need to change anything for the lancer standing animations or can I move on to the knight now?
The animations are good to go in and will be in the next development release.

As for what to do next, I'd have a humble reqest - Jetrel posted a ne-run for the lancer, but the cloth wasn't shaded. Would you do that? I attached the extracted frames of his gif for convenience.

If you do the knight, keep in mind that the se-bob is already done:
http://forum.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33585

For the se-run, you could start off GbDorn's work in that thread.
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Rhoders » June 2nd, 2016, 12:42 pm

Ok I'll have a go at the lancer ne-run when I next get a chance, thanks for sending the frames.

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