fighter-axe-melee animation

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Re: fighter-axe-melee animation

Post by irrevenant » May 17th, 2008, 9:52 am

Vendanna wrote:Now you only would need to replace the axe with the hammer and you would probably have another attack made and would require less work.
I anticipate Jetryl saying this would look cheap...

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Re: fighter-axe-melee animation

Post by Jetrel » May 19th, 2008, 8:22 am

irrevenant wrote:
Vendanna wrote:Now you only would need to replace the axe with the hammer and you would probably have another attack made and would require less work.
I anticipate Jetryl saying this would look cheap...
Maybe? The worry is more that this would look somewhat indistinguishable from the axe animation - which is currently an issue with the current hammer animation.

Another thing that'd really, really help differentiate these would be if I made contact-splash animations (e.g. flashes like the woses do when they impact on the ground when dying). Simple to make, but lots of effect. I should make a point of experimenting with them tomorrow night. The same can be done even with slashes, though I think those need a couple frames, and need to be halos floating above everything else. It would also help differentiate misses and hits.

To keep the sprites flowing: if quietus makes a unique hammer animation for the fighter, while he's porting the melee-axe animation to the steelclad and lord, I'll port his melee-hammer animation to the steelclad and lord. Repetitive work like that ain't fun, and Quietus is proving himself good enough that I should share some of the load.
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Re: fighter-axe-melee animation

Post by Rocket Slug » May 20th, 2008, 3:32 am

Idea for a hammer animation: how about a standing two-handed overhead blow? Make it nice and dramatic with a big wind-up and finish.

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Re: fighter-axe-melee animation

Post by jdsampayo » May 20th, 2008, 2:19 pm

or maybe right handed for the hammer
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Re: fighter-axe-melee animation

Post by Jetrel » May 21st, 2008, 6:49 am

Committed: Subtle edit - on frames 5-6-7-8, changed the shield so that for a few frames, we're seeing the inner side of the shield. Things like this help give animations that three-dimensional feel.

Archive of it attached - it really was a subtle tweak to an otherwise excellent animation.
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