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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Jetrel » May 13th, 2015, 7:45 am

@Kwandulin: Niiiiice.

@Zoomo: It's good. Tone down the shifting of the cape near his feet, slightly.

"I'm not sure exactly what to do on the feet.." <- nothing. The robe resting on the ground should be still, it's only as "drapery" - only when draping in the open air, that it should have any capacity to move, and the amount it moves independently should taper off to nothing the closer it gets to a solid object it's attached to.

This is pretty good, so I really encourage you to finish this!


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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Zoomo » May 13th, 2015, 5:33 pm

Is this toned down enough or should I do it more?
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Jetrel » May 13th, 2015, 8:49 pm

More - the bottom of the cloak moves side-to-side about 3 pixels; drop that down to 2 or so. Right under the belt the movement is fine, it's how much movement there is down at the bottom that's the problem.
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Zoomo » May 15th, 2015, 6:05 am

Ok, I tried to tone down the movement of it a bit more. I also messed with a few other bits like the little shadowed pouch on his belt. Is this good to be shaded?
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Jetrel » May 15th, 2015, 6:45 am

Yes, go ahead and shade it now. :)
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Eagle_11 » May 15th, 2015, 11:52 am

Maybe the staff shouldnt move, seeing how it's base remaint static. On the other hand i dont really know how much of that sway will remain after shading.
Currently it can get perceived as bends the shape of his staff through sheer strength as if an Ogre.

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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Crendgrim » May 15th, 2015, 3:08 pm

To me it now looks like the robe magically snaps back into its original place. Maybe it would be good to have one intermediary frame?
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Zoomo » May 16th, 2015, 4:48 am

Here it is with the shading, I tried to take into account what you guys said about the little leg flap and staff. I also made it display at a speed similar to other standing anims.
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Adamant14 » May 16th, 2015, 7:03 am

Looks very good to me, but one thing seems strange, it's the movement of the beard.
The beard moves way too much up and down, like it is not attached to the face.
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Jetrel » May 16th, 2015, 8:14 am

Adamant14 wrote:Looks very good to me, but one thing seems strange, it's the movement of the beard.
The beard moves way too much up and down, like it is not attached to the face.
I think this one issue ought to be fixed - in one particular frame, the beard is especially low. If we move it up a pixel in that frame, I think this problem will go away.

Other than that, this looks great, and seems ready to go in. :)
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by GunChleoc » May 16th, 2015, 8:39 am

Yep, looks great :)

I think the issue with the staff is that the bottom section doesn't tilt.

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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Eagle_11 » May 16th, 2015, 8:44 am

The movement of the staff looks somewhat more natural now.
The orb in his hand seems to lag behind, getting its shape expanded into an oval and then shrunk back into an circle as the movement occurs.
The movement of his beard is indeed weird, the beard and mustache are attached to the head and doesnt move seperately on it's own like that, but it can be used for funny comedic effect if desired.

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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Zoomo » May 19th, 2015, 5:15 pm

Does this look good? If so I'll post the pngs.
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Jetrel » May 19th, 2015, 6:18 pm

There's a dark line on his face during the first descending frame (underneath his nose and such), other than that, this looks quite nice. I think if you're able to fix that, we're probably comfortable with this being ready to go in.
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Re: Standing and idle animations?

Post by Paulomat4 » May 19th, 2015, 7:01 pm

I believe his armmpits jump ab bit too much when he breathes in. Maybe reduce that by one pixel? Other than that it looks very good! :)
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