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Re: New animations

Post by Velensk » June 23rd, 2011, 4:38 pm

Speaking as someone who has little experience with sprites but some with weapons.

That particular stroke would be very risky to any living fighter. It looks like he's swinging at a mans ankles. If the target has his weight on his back foot (as is very common) then it would be almost trivial to move it out of the way (you could probably do it without even stepping out of reach for a moment) and very hard to recover control of your weapon if things go wrong(or even if things go right). In addition you expose so many vital targets that you're practically asking for death. Now, it might not be quite as bad for an undead warrior but I imagine a draug could do better all the same.
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Re: New animations

Post by artisticdude » June 23rd, 2011, 4:55 pm

I think the animation would look more powerful if there was more of a stretch involved when he raises the axe in preparation for the downward swing (currently I get the impression that he's resting the axe on his shoulder before bringing it down), and if the first frame of the downward swing encompassed more of the downward movement than the second frame (so that the first frame has covers about 70-80 percent of the swing, with the second frame finishing out the other 30-20 percent of the movement before the recovery).
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Re: New animations

Post by Sleepwalker » June 24th, 2011, 4:33 am

TSI and Artisticdude have good points.

The main thing that bugs me right now is the fact that his arm completely stops in place an extra frame in mid swing. It should move a little bit at least.

The point of him hitting low is just to make it clearer that he is attacking a unit below him on the battlefield... But to make it look less like he is chopping away at someones feet there are some thing that can be done:

Let his lowest point in the swing be further to the left, i.e. let the axe reach between his legs or left leg. ( <- Best fix. For bonus points have the axe be foreshortened.)
The shadow in addition to angle is a guide to how high we perceive the strike to be, so increasing the shadow distance might help.
Make him lean forwards a bit more - it can help but it looks good as it is.

In frame 5 I would have his arm be further up and more out from the body... having it positionally close to the hitting blow in frame six makes it loose power.

Possible cape anti-wobble and inertia fix: Have the cape be closest to his body in frame 2 but leave the others as it is.

Nitpick: the shield looks paper-thin when you see the backside of it. Give it a visible rim on the edges turned to us.

Otherwise I totally dig the torso, face and shoulders animations. 8) The leg to our left too, but I would check the wobbliness of his kneecap.
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Re: New animations

Post by bonehead11 » July 22nd, 2011, 9:04 am

Jetrel wrote:That punch is pretty nice, overall. Care to post PNGs?
Forgot about that...here they are.
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Re: New animations

Post by Tefaas » August 13th, 2011, 4:25 pm

I am Tefaas from Russia. My nick in wesnothlife.ru is DV.

I make new animation for Spectre.

P.S. Sorry for my poor english language.
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Re: New animations

Post by beetlenaut » August 13th, 2011, 6:09 pm

You put the spectre's head on the wraith's body. You can use this to give the spectre an animation on your own copy of wesnoth if you want, but I hope you know that the developers will never add this to the game.
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Re: New animations

Post by Tefaas » August 14th, 2011, 6:51 am

Yes, I know.
I think, somebody can use this animation, until the developers make something other...

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Re: New animations

Post by thespaceinvader » August 14th, 2011, 9:37 am

No.

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Re: New animations

Post by Jetrel » August 26th, 2011, 8:29 am

thespaceinvader wrote:No.

No animation is better than bad animation.
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Re: New animations

Post by Theoden » November 2nd, 2012, 12:09 am

Tried to draw a death animation for the swordsman based off the spearman animation... not sure if it's any good though :?
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Re: New animations

Post by Major » September 23rd, 2013, 7:55 am

It's been a long time since I was on here, after booting the ol' game up I decided to come take a look see.
I took a look through some of my old stuff and noticed that I had abandoned the Spearman North facing stuff like a complete [censored].
I fiddled around with it a bit and wondered if you still want it done seeing as the game doesn't have any North animations on the spearman yet.
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Re: New animations

Post by Major » September 24th, 2013, 3:01 am

Just in case.
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Re: New animations

Post by thespaceinvader » October 13th, 2013, 10:28 am

Major wrote:Just in case.
I'd say that looks good to go, but I've not got commit access at the moment since the changeover to the new repository. Can someone with commit access have a go at it please?
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Re: New animations

Post by Major » October 14th, 2013, 4:04 am

Boo.
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Re: New animations

Post by Jetrel » October 14th, 2013, 4:47 am

Overall, these are quite nice - if you can post PNGs of them as you go, we'd love to get them in.
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