My first animation...

My first animation...

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Title: My first animation...
Pixel Artist: Geolm  (Level 3 Private Eye :: 796 points)
Posted: 1/9/2012 17:16
Palette: 9 colors
Statistics:  8 comments    2 faves    1 avatars

...and almost my first pixel art. Hi everyone, I love pixel art but I am coder (you know these guys who have very very very bad taste). But I decided to give a try, so I've downloaded ASEPrite and I am currently learning stuff from tutorials and an animation book. So there is nothing fancy here but just an exercise, actually it's the first example in my animation book. I hope I will have some time to pixel.


PS: there is a lot of color used for this tiny ball but hey I'm learning and besides my goal was to produce my first animation...


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Muziak (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/12/2012 23:41

nice and smooth first animation :)

Blackbeltdude (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 1/12/2012 09:54

Not bad for your first animation; it totally hits on an important principle of animation (squish squash).

However, I wouldn't thin out the ball nearly as much when it's coming down. It makes sense to do that while it's going up, because of all the energy it has (the exaggeration is also nice). When it comes down however, that's when it lost some energy. On that point, it would make sense to do some bounces where the hieght isn't as high as the first bounces. When you bounce a ball, it gradually loses hieght.

Though, since you want to loop this animation, what you have works for that... But since you're trying to learn about animation, this is good to keep in mind.

Geolm (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/12/2012 08:48

Thanks for your comment, I agree I could have added a frame to make the ball more "bouncy". I have to learn some many stuff, but it's cool I like it. And yes, I am programmer, guess what I work in the video game industry, I am specialized in 3d rendering but I love 2d pixel art, I love 2d games.

FinalFrenzy32n8bitside (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/12/2012 04:09

Coder? That is a name of an programer!

_Connor (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/11/2012 20:13

 that's really smooth, my only complaint would be that it needs an extra frame when it hits the ground, or maybe even two. Right now it looks like it's jumping rather then bouncing.

Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/11/2012 17:06

 smooth and simple 

ECPixel (Level 8 Marshal) @ 1/11/2012 02:25

Good animation) 

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