I still need to add sound to the animation, and I also need to fix the window frame. Currently the texture is sketchy on it.
[Fred walk sketch]
I wanted to have Fred walking, hunched over, and rather flat footed so he is stamping his way.
- Started from the feet up
- Got one foot moving as I wanted then did the opposite for the other foot (make notes on values used because it is very hard to remember and tedious to keep checking)
- Check the leg movement and adjust if needed
- Adjust the degree of hip swivel
- Hunch the back and the shoulders
- Animate the movement of the shoulders
- Make the fingers curl in on themselves to look like the man has arthritis
- Get the arms to swing starting at the top, down to the wrist (adjusted last)
- Tweak any awkward movements
Feet movement (side view) : https://youtu.be/l8RxGMgJrxI
Feet movement (front view) : https://youtu.be/jRSQd5TsLII
Hips (front view) : https://youtu.be/Z8yEo0xFaww
Upper half (side view) : https://youtu.be/NhBh25mLB9U
Full body (side view) : https://youtu.be/oc7i045jies
Feet (side view) : https://youtu.be/hGHOyDzyHRc
Full Body (front view) : https://youtu.be/O42___eQuuU
Full body (perspective) : https://youtu.be/UbtYQ8oeh2Y
Shoulders (front view) : https://youtu.be/jRLFszNULN8
Full body (side view) : https://youtu.be/wWlGmrFxILI
Top half (front view) : https://youtu.be/2g6luugfrGI
Hips (front view) : https://youtu.be/NK2_DrIW3FE
Feet (front view): https://youtu.be/qO2ux2OGsXY
I found these resources (cited below) to be particularly good in working out how to make the character walk not only believably but in a way that conveyed it’s persona.
Draw with Jazza. (2012). How To Animate – Walk Cycle FBF (Frame by Frame). Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzhjNele4_A. Last accessed 9th Aug 2015.
Jasmin, F. (2010). A Walk Cycle Tutorial. Available: http://www.fjasmin.net/walk_cycle_tutorial/index.html. Last accessed 9th Aug 2015.
Williams, R. (2001). Walks. The Animator’s Survival Kit. London: Faber and Faber. p102-173.
This was the final camera test that I did, once I had the final photograph and photo frame added in.
Now I just need to render it.
After adding in the photographs to the set, I found that when I looked through the camera that I was using to film that the first photo was slightly out of frame.
Therefore I had to adjust the camera’s starting height accordingly, and this is the result.
I’ve decided to do two versions of my animation.
Verizon One will feature a couple of bananas that split up.
Version Two is based off my previous illustration.
Banana Split Post: https://nataliehcole.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/banana-split/
(Literally the only difference is the photographs).