Wednesday, August 1, 2007

ANIMATION EDUCATION - run again lola -- run again

shel here....putting lola through the paces again....



run lola run 2 from handmadeheroes and Vimeo.

she has a little less style this time but i'm getting a better understanding of the basic movement of a run cycle, so i'm willing to trade for style for knowledge at these begining stages. i would much rather my "styles" come from choices i have than from not knowing how to do it any other way!

this is my forth try, (2 and 3 were the kind where everything falls apart before it comes back together again). now i'm itching to practice some more stylish cycles to play with different moods......but i broke my wire armature at the knee--had to tape her leg for the last couple frames.....so.....time to make another one (big sigh).....but in the mean time i may just see how much more mileage i can get out of this girl with tape. since i'm holding her up with wire for each frame anyway (no tie downs cuz she's running in place)..... maybe i can get away with it.....

i fantasize about armatures made with really small ball and socket joints that thickish aluminum wire (cut to whatever length i want) can slip into and then get stuck in there and not come out, ever. i want a wire spine and collar bones (for smooth arches and shrugging), with wire fingers....oh....and strong ankle joints with easy access tie downs.....and i want them to be easy and cheap to make at home......(really, really big sigh).

9 comments:

Craig Harris said...

Huge improvement Shel!! Great work. Really starting to feel that push and land. Keep it up!!

adam said...

She's cute, but she needs some juice in her caboose. ;) Great animation!

Animator X said...

Excellent work! Love the character design. I think that Adam's right... She needs some more trunk space.

Matt said...

This is just amazing! I can't believe how fast you've put this all together. It looks wonderful.

Jeffro said...

I have to agree with the Craig. There's a huge improvement. That's great to see!

Eric said...

Thats a really good run cycle, match the character really well. Great work!

Shelley Noble said...

Absolutely awesome work, Shel. Run Lola, run! xoxo

Brian "My Fault" Nicolucci said...

Wow, super duper job here. Really fun watching your animation progress and blown away with how fast you are moving along. A definite natural!

Ethan said...

Looks great Shel- you have animation in your blood! I've always felt dancers/athletes would easily make the transition. You guys are well on your way to having a family-based studio!