Detective walk

Detective walk

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Title: Detective walk
Pixel Artist: awkner  (Level 1 Jukyu :: 77 points)
Posted: 12/8/2014 15:39
Statistics:  14 comments    21 faves    0 avatars

Walk cycle for an unfinished adventure game. Also fluid/high framerate study


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Makapixel (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/15/2014 11:34

It was my pleasure! I like what you did initially and it's awesome you went for such a high frame rate at such a small size. Typically the smaller characters get the less work that has to be done because the space between parts gets smaller ie, less frames are needed to blend. However, the smoothness is really appealing. Honestly if the frames move by fast enough any amount of frames, even a high amount, is okay. I know back in the day feature films are 24 fps but just recently this year a Disney animator Glen Keane(and his crew of animators) at google did an animated short called  'Duet' at 60 FPS for android phones. If a master from the Disney renassiance is okay with and likes the smoothness of high frame rate than that's gotta mean it's okay. Animation is far from being conquered. Keep experimenting! You've definitely inspired me to think about my animations in a higher more smooth frame rate!

awkner (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/15/2014 05:20

Whoa, that's awesome! Loved what you did, the drag on the arms is especially cool to me! Guess it didn't occur to me that there's plenty of space to do subtleties like that in a 16-frame cycle, haha. And they really do make a difference!

Thanks a lot for taking your time to do that, really really appreciate it!

Makapixel (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/14/2014 12:50

It's an admirable ambition to attempt a 16 frame walk cycle (8 frames per step)I hope this isn't too forward but I did an edit for your Detective. I've edited legs, arms, coat and a small edit for the head/shoulders) I've left everything else alone. Here is a list.

-Changed the arms so they drag more. This means making the arm slow down before switching directions

-Changed the legs so that they are smoothly following through on an arc. The legs were popping on frames 6 and 14 because no movement of bent leg was happening for 6 to 7 and 13 to 14 (you have the right idea for sure though)

-Changed how the foot lands. When the foot steps we naturally strike with the heel first, then the ball of the foot. This is why foot steps have that Tap-tap sound. 2 hits happen really quickly.

-Changed the leg so it drags more as it's transitioning from contact to passing.

-Rehauled the overlap for the coat(I liked yours a lot but I took a crack at it for fun)

Please feel free to use whatever aspects for my edit that you want. I do not expect you to edit your animation to match mine. I understand how hard it is to go back and edit. This is more for your future animations.

Great work!


Gypopothomas (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 12/11/2014 17:01

Cannae beat a super smooth walk cycle. I could watch it for hours.

sNade (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/10/2014 07:08

Holy crap, that's pretty! Love it! 

awkner (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/9/2014 17:00

you guys! thanks a lot everyone!

and yeah, I reckon he ended up looking like the Tenth, haha! oops

nedink (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/9/2014 16:47

Reminds me of the Tennant's Doctor. Really like!

sahwar (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/9/2014 11:04

Awesome! Instant favorite!

BathMaster_2000 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/9/2014 05:37

great animation

artylo (Level 1 Private) @ 12/9/2014 05:10

Really cool animation. I like the choise of colors

Bitslap (Level 7 General Manager) @ 12/9/2014 00:21

Reminds me of the Doctor =)
Good job =)

Goodlyay (Level 6 Centaur) @ 12/8/2014 21:08

I like it! Really shows how smooth low res can be if done properly.

AlcopopStar (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/8/2014 19:06

lovely walk!

Mr Special (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/8/2014 18:18

Silky smooth! This is really great, I feel like the hair/head should move a little smoother. Still really awesome though.

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