Centaur Run

Centaur Run

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Centaur Run

Title: Centaur Run
Pixel Artist: big brother  (Level 11 Admiral :: 70898 points)
Posted: 8/12/2009 13:21
Palette: 20 colors
Statistics:  39 comments    59 faves    0 avatars

I made this sprite for a puzzle game mockup I'm working on. I didn't try to conserve colors since I want the shading to look smooth. I used the Muybridge photos as reference. The framerate might look better in Promotion rather than a browser or Microsoft Picture Viewer. 8 frames.


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JustinGameDesign (Level 8 Marshal) @ 4/13/2014 21:17

What kinds of puzzles was this guy going to solve? Looks great anyway.

jenyafio100 (Level 1 Private) @ 6/8/2012 06:25

suqwire: he is the best horse ever.

he no has head and has human body.

like an superman.

yellowbouncyball (Level 2 Corporal) @ 11/13/2010 13:43

sure that is how they are portrayed in the movies... but... have YOU ever actually seen a real centaur run? :P  haha I think it looks sweet.  Maybe with the arms he gets more momentum -  i think it looks cool

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 2/24/2010 05:32

Awesome, but as you can see in different fantasy movie like Narnia, centaurs keep their arms practically still, like a human riding a horse.

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 12/17/2009 22:45

Oh wow . . . didn't know about Muybridge's work. Great to know.

Love the sprite. Biggest gripe is the rubbery waist (area between hind and front legs) flexy movement. Don't ask me how to "improve" it, though.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 10/31/2009 12:59

The head movement ruins it for me. I don't see why so many people incorporate it into their run cycles. It is a cancer to a good run cycle.

TheChan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/18/2009 23:01

Why didn't you make it leaning forward?

orenshtiv (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 10/17/2009 11:30

this one could've work for this weeklly challenge! xP

ATM (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/9/2009 09:33

Woow!  This motion is so charm!  Especially, a tail is pretty wounderful! Umm...!

Shrub (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/29/2009 05:12


big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/18/2009 10:40

I'm not worried too much about realism here. The swinging arms convey a sense of urgency that's lost if I hold the upper body still.

ben2theedge (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/18/2009 07:05

The lower half is good but I don't think the motion of the human part of his body makes any sense at all, a quadrupedal run cycle has a completely different balance than a bipedal one, so there's no need for him to be swinging his arms or turning his head; having him just hold still and bounce with the gallop like a horse jockey would feel much more natural.

Sterner Regnix (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/17/2009 04:30

I could watch this little centaur forever....fantastic animation.

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/16/2009 08:29

Nice dude=))

His swinging arms motion makes him extremely cute in appearance. Remind me my childhood when I tried to run away from the evil chasing puppy.=)Thouhg his front arm in mid position interfair with a belly breaking the flow a bit. I would keep it longer in extreme state, but thats  not really critical just caught the eye. Awesomly done.=)

KGladiator (Level 1 Private) @ 8/15/2009 10:51

Love it. Helm is right about the head motion though. Still, great job! :D

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/15/2009 08:04

That's great, I love it, besides the fact that he can't see where he's gallopping towards due to the excessive head movement! Makes him look panicked

Noet (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/15/2009 06:27

amazing animating skills :o I wish I could make something like this.

blendaz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/15/2009 05:41

Great,smooth animation :]

susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 8/13/2009 08:48


Yogurt (Level 6 Centaur) @ 8/13/2009 05:23

I don't know about the arms swinging, makes it have "character?" I dunno, but I like it and dislike it at the same time. One thing I noticed is when the hooves are in the front, they look kinda like if her were running with loose socks on haha. and the human part of him seems to get fat when he's facing more towards us, and skinny when he turns, not that big of a deal though, hardly noticable.

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/13/2009 00:50

hmmm.... took a second look at this and I don't mind the swinging arms. Maybe it fits for a cute/funny puzzle game. Nice anim did you use 'stretch' technique for the front hooves to make it look faster?

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 8/13/2009 00:13

Nice and smoth animation ^^ 

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/12/2009 23:53

 great horse-like running animation but the body + arms just seems too jerky to me. Still great though, hope you get a job soon :o

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 8/12/2009 23:20

I love the way the mid section flexes.

Rock3go (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/12/2009 22:37

 un diseño muy limpio, excelente animacion, muy realista, felicitaciones por el gran trabajo realizado 5/5 and fav.

hotnikkelz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/12/2009 19:40

neat :) i'm like your biggest fan!

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/12/2009 19:00

 Really smooth. Great job.

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/12/2009 17:59

 Funny and cute!  GJ

wenruto (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/12/2009 17:18

so cool i love it good job love the animation

MrSmiley (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/12/2009 16:33

 The front hooves are about 3 pixels too wide. Good job!

Nessiah (Level 4 Gas Giant) @ 8/12/2009 16:29

I think it might be better if he doesn't swing his arms it looks like the thing is unbalanced for some reason, at least an imo

Alcala (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/12/2009 16:03

Awesome animation, great job.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/12/2009 15:46

Awesome. He's cute.

Jooble (Level 2 Peon) @ 8/12/2009 15:21

Agree with sharp - Never seen a err... "conventional" centaur swing their arms.

But saying that, who sticks to conventions? Great anim :)

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 8/12/2009 15:16

I usually don't care much for sprites, but I could watch this for a while... I can't believe it's so fluid!

One thing to bother me: the two arms get exactly in the same position at some point, this is confusing.

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/12/2009 15:02

This looks great, and it does looks mooth, just like you wanted it to be. Colors are tasty.

I don't think a centaur would swing it's arms while running either, I think because a lot of the force of the run is coming from far behind him, and not in his front, but I don't know, I think it adds character to the animation. Actually, if I had to imagine a scenario to describe this piece, I'd say something along the lines of human turned centaur and is still getting adjusted.

Good work!

Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/12/2009 14:56

His front hoof is morphing into like a hand.

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/12/2009 14:46

 ITs great but why does he swing his arms? Surely he should lift them up and down or something. Swinging the arms would be for running because legs are swinging forward (im guessing).

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