Walking Novice

Walking Novice

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Walking Novice

Title: Walking Novice
Pixel Artist: Adarias  (Level 11 Special Agent :: 30038 points)
Posted: 2/6/2006 14:15
Frames: 54
Statistics:  13 comments    22 faves    0 avatars

Tried a different style for the walking, got rid of the slipn'slide that i like so much, but anyhow, if this gets better review i might stick to the 'real' way of doing it.  This is only for the walking animation, the head is not actually a part of the sprite, so dont give me any guff aobut the head not moving right, i havent animated it yet

any comments about the legs and arms?


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Grewoss (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/27/2017 08:30

Great looking :)

Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 3/6/2014 08:40

Niiiice man, really, really pro looking.

chess (Level 8 Shodan) @ 7/20/2007 02:38
great animation good colours nice design! love it.

Scotteh (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/17/2006 09:02

Nice, smooth animation. good palette too

AndyOaks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/18/2006 06:40
A rule of thumb is to try and avoid copying parts of your last frame over to the next frame.
It may appear to be a quick way of generating parts of your animation but it'll almost always
look wooden. In this case, the torso and head have been cloned throughout the walk animation and simply offset into a bobbing motion. As pointless as it seems, clearing the next frame and redrawing it from scratch will give you a much more natural animation flow.

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/4/2006 11:13

For a diagonal walk, his legs seem to spread out on the step a little too wide. It seems like the feet end up like:

left --- right

instead of:


left /

Am I making sense?

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 2/7/2006 15:04
i actually took a bunch of videos on my camera before making this, and found that when people walk/march deliberately the way this is, they really barely move their torsos at all

i do need to figure out the arms though, i thnk i can just cut-paste thing to line the arms up a little differently and more naturally

thanks for the tips

lunarknight (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 2/7/2006 09:04
Nice smooth animation and I agree with Kwigbo that some torso twisting would definately add to the overall smoothness of the animation.

kwigbo (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 2/7/2006 08:34
If your lookin to perfect it i'd say the left arm snaps forward a bit to quick. The movement should slow as the arm reaches the peak of its movement. Are you going to add any kind of torso twisting? cause that would add alot to it. I love looking at your work though very good.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/6/2006 21:21
your wips are better than most complete works. most here couldn't crit your work (not qualified) and the comment is always the same, awesome

Stitchy (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/6/2006 21:15
Novice! It looks awesome so far. As usual. :p Can't wait to see more~ <3

halfDemon (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/6/2006 19:43
The animation is nice and fluid.

kwigbo (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 2/6/2006 17:42
That animation is awsome I love it.

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