Yeti... at LARGE!!!

Yeti... at LARGE!!!

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Yeti... at LARGE!!!



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Title: Yeti... at LARGE!!!
Pixel Artist: Wayne  (Level 1 Rookie :: 925 points)
Posted: 7/9/2012 02:28
Statistics:  67 comments    233 faves    0 avatars

Originally a gorilla... evolved into a Yeti.

UPDATED:  I touched up a few things and now have the BG scrolling.  Here's the original post.


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sledzenielotow (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/18/2018 01:41

haha, good :D


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legendarySchoolboy (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/5/2017 19:42

This is flipping amazing 


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legendarySchoolboy (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/5/2017 19:41

This is flipping amazing 


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UltimoGames (Level 6 Made) @ 3/20/2016 14:59

very good!


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pferguso (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/28/2013 23:21

 That's the coolest running yeti I have ever seen!


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jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/23/2013 00:54

wow!                                   


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/19/2013 04:19

Wow, you have made the pixel art in Wreck it Ralph? Awesome :D


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22mg (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/30/2013 08:48

 wonderful animation work, so smooth!


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Wayne (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/27/2013 10:37

 Thanks Stasis!  Don't know if I can post my work related pixel art and animation, but I'm currently working on personal stuff in my spare time that I'll post when done.  


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Stasis (Level 2 Corporal) @ 1/25/2013 07:55

I'm sad you only have two pieces here on PJ. Your animation is awesome and I'd love to see more!


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Wayne (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/2/2012 11:42

Thanks everyone!  And thanks to those who voted!

Philippe, good observation.  I'm not saying that this animation couldn't be improved, but the "odd" arm in this frame is intentional.  The arms in this frame was drawn not intending it to be viewed as a still image but in motion.  I drew the wrist up on the right arm so there is a flick in the wrist just after the arm moves forward and before the arm lowers.  It goes along with the flow of energy.  The left arm is drawn outward so we "feel" the of the stretch-forward motion.

 


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philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/28/2012 04:10

After looking at it for a long time I can see there is something really odd on his arm on this frame.

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff368/philippejugnet/Frame.png


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Pirata (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 8/19/2012 06:06

  Good job!


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_Connor (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/19/2012 04:58

 I still prefer the original. The lack of parallax gave the environment a great sense of enormity.


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Muziak (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/19/2012 02:58

reflection is impossible


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EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/17/2012 10:09

Very well deserved 2nd place, sir! Congrats!


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Geolm (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/17/2012 07:21

smooth and lively animation


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TropicalSnowcone (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/16/2012 20:10

um yeah just... awesome. yep that covers it.


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Laughing Llama (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/16/2012 17:38

Loving it with the parallax.

Fantastic! :D


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/11/2012 10:48

Great update, glad I could help!


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reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/1/2012 17:20

 Fantastic animation! Good job...


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Mikebissle (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/27/2012 07:42

Lovely animation, sir. :)


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Wayne (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/23/2012 00:55

Thanks!

I've updated the piece.  It now has a few things touched up and scrolling BG.  I had a bit of trouble getting the scrolling BG to look the way I wanted due to strobing, but having the BG pan subpixel solved that problem.


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Mike B. Piece (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/22/2012 10:09

 The animation is so good! =D


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Wayne (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/18/2012 01:27

Thanks everyone!

Currently I'm tweaking the parallax BG. I tried moving the BG at a rate of 1 pixel per frame but felt it was too fast so it's currently on two's.  I'm not entirely sold on the parallax and am still tweaking things.  I found that if I only pan the mountains and not the sky, it feels as if the mountains are much closer to us than the sky, which makes it feel like a small mound of snow on the side of the icy path rather than large mountains in the distance. 

Muiriled, I went ahead and tweaked a few things I didn't like on the Yeti, including removing the motion lines on the arms and smearing them instead. It hard to tell but I like it better. I haven't resubmitted anything yet until I finish the parallax BG. 

Hapiel, I thought about having the mountains cycle at 75 pixels, which is smaller than the canvas width, but decided not to because I didn't want to see the repeating pattern on screen.  But for some reason I didn't think about making it cycle outside the canvas width at 90 pixels.  Thanks for the tip. 

I'm not planning on tweaking the sky drawing further although I know it would look better with dithering. It is what it is. If it looks under developed that's because it was. 

 

 


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James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 7/16/2012 17:46

 Great animation.  I really like the hang time in the air.  Nicely done.


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Grimm_Dingo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/16/2012 14:26

this is quite brilliant, gorillayeti, that is indeed quite a smooth & dynamic animation, great job  


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fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 7/16/2012 06:31

Wonderfully smooth and believably lifelike animation.


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Muiriled (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/13/2012 17:06

The animation timing and smoothnes are amazing there.

The paralax would help, but the only thing that for me is disrupting this of total awesomeness are the two motion guidelines you used in the left arm when it touches the ground. I'd preffer increasing the arm width and/or reducing the lines lenght to no more than one pixel, mut maybe it's just me. It's a matter of perception after all.


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Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 7/13/2012 14:50

I do NOT want to run over ice at that speed. Good job!


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Ambient (Level 6 Major) @ 7/12/2012 19:50

Just another mind blown here...


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Dredlockz (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/12/2012 01:32

 Loved the smooth animation, and the reflection effect, good job! 


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Antiboton (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/11/2012 11:12

 Amazing! ...no more comments O_O


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PorkerPain (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/11/2012 07:46

This is so smooth


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 7/11/2012 04:16

Oh, and if you are going to do it, please do spend some time on making something nice, I mean do not keep the mountain and air you currently have. I think you can do better (but keep it low contrast or it might interfere with the animation too much)


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 7/11/2012 04:15

The solution to your problem would be to make a mountain background that is only 75 pixels wide, which then loops and overlaps. That would require only 75 frames and allow you to keep the width of the piece 82 px.
Of course you could also do this trick with 60px bg or even 90px bg!



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albertov (Level 4 Button Man) @ 7/11/2012 04:11

 From an animation point of view, this is awesome! Perfect timing!


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Wayne (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/11/2012 02:59

Thanks everyone for the VERY nice complements!  Your comments mean alot to me as you guys are super talented pixel artists, many of whom I have much respect for.

Calv and Daanvdk, yes I agree with you guys about adding parallax to the BG.  When I drew in the BG, my original intent was to have the mountains slowly scroll as if on a multi-plane setup.  I quickly dismissed it after roughly calculating in my head (which hurt afterward) the total number of frames of the gif, if the gif were to cycle...

But after seeing it without the parallax, and you guys commenting on it, I think I'm going to give it a shot. :)

So, at 15 frames for the cycle, and the width of the piece being 82 frames, if I panned the mountains 1 pixel a frame, the least common denominator, which is the total frame length of the gif, would be 1230 frames.  But if I reduce the width by 2 pixels I can get the total frame length down to 240.  I think I'll do that.  Phew! :)  

Depending on how the parallax looks and the mb size of the gif, I'll decide whether I should resubmit.  Thanks for pointing it out.  I think it'll be a nice touch to the piece.


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SolarLune (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/10/2012 16:32

Yeah, that animation's really sweet. Nice.


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T-Mind (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 7/10/2012 11:57

Wow man, it's amazing how natural this is, the timming blows mi mind! Great one :D


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talha (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/10/2012 11:40

 it s like pixar did pixel art. pure awesomeness


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/10/2012 11:29

More please!


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Heavy Metal (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/10/2012 10:53

hahaha very nice animation


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weezllane (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 7/10/2012 09:38

The timing is incredible.


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Daanvdk (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/10/2012 08:35

Amazing animation, only thing that maybe could improve it would be some parallax scrolling in the background.


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The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 7/9/2012 16:31

Definitely has that Disney squash-and-stretch animation quality to it. They done taught you well, boy.. : ) As an extreme amateur to animation myself, I'm definitely fav'ing this one for technique. Fantastic job!


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Ashkin (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 7/9/2012 16:21

Great animation!


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Wayne (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/9/2012 13:28

 Thanks everyone for the nice comments! 


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LachieD (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/9/2012 13:20

 Brilliant!


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Dex (Level 11 CEO) @ 7/9/2012 13:13

excellent animation, sir! love the reflective ice 




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