To Go For a Walk
Since I started animating last week, I animated 1081 frames. – So I already have approx. one-tenth of my Orpheus film finished right now.
During my last shooting session I did a really crappy walk cycle, and I really wanted to change that. I had another look in one of my favorite animation books, The Animator’s Survival Kit (a must-have for animators, I suppose).
I studied the concept of the walks again, and finally managed to achieve a kind of walk that I like:
The walk is just a small part of the nearly 300 frames I shot today, but I also don’t want to reveal too much.
I have to do some more clean-up work on this sequence, due to stupid technical issues and the hence resulting light flickering. I’ll do that tomorrow, I’m too tired right now.
Today’s pro tip #1:
Never work tired on your animations or editing. Things get worse, believe me.
Today’s pro tip #2:
Always copy your original fils before you start editing/photoshopping or whatever.
Actually I am so happy with the animations. Everything is coming together in a lovely way, and I’m astonished how quick the animation progress bar grows.
Yours in animating,