I know ... refer to survival kit
think some of my proportions are off
Thought it might be better to animate this using puppets
but right now I'm finding that it doesn't make much sense
animating with puppets cause in the amount of time taken to build a proper puppet and animate it, the thing could have been done traditionally already
so what's the point?
well ... i made it this far so i might as well finish
feedback is appreciated
(no i know there's no puppet stuff here, im just planning stuff out for the puppet, i thought it might turn out better that way)
Hey, maybe a mixture of puppets with rotation and position tools like in AE would do the trick, not sure, but you have the principals of foreshortening right I guess your problem is inconsistancy in the models size and weight.
you would definitely benefit from refering to dick's book on animation. There several problems with your keys right now. The arms for instance look very awkward. You may just be trying to animate a very bizzare style of walk, so if thats what you want, then go for it, but in general, when trying to learn how to do something correctly, use normal, natural movements as a goal, then once you understand things, you're free to bend reality and make stylized walks. That aside, the biggest issue is his body height, and where you have him the highest and lowest. This is really hard to discuss without images but all of your extremes that you have in there currently should actually be closer to the same height. It's actually the passing frames in which your characters head will be the highest and lowest, not these extremes. You can kind of see the problem where you have his head at the highest point, and yet his hips are at their lowest. this makes no sense. when people walk they don't really accordian themeselves, a walk is a controlled fall. the body falls forward, the legs catch it and push the body away from the ground. its a lot more similar to a machine than an accordian. Now animals have ridiculous accordian strethcing when they run, but not people. Does this make sense?