Friday, March 25, 2011

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Gifs are fun, but I had so much trouble just getting a good export :/
A long time ago I used to use a program called Animagic for making gif files (digmon blinks and stuff, ahah), it was excellent, but it's not really anywhere online anymore.
Photoshop can't get an accurate frame rate, and even then I was still having trouble with it for some reason.
I ended up having to do it in Flash, but I couldn't really change the quality much. Oh well.



I'm glad I did this walk though, I've noticed a lot of mistakes and there was a lot of trial and error with the tail, but I think it'll help the next time around I do one. Would love to do a run of this guy, but I gotta start on a dialogue test.

24 comments:

  1. that is really good. The attention to detail is brilliant!

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  2. really cool))) nice feeling of rotation!!)

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  3. Hey, Amanda..linked from Pete Emslie's blog through "Boris"'s link. Excellent..but Animagic's already taken by Rnakin-Bass..Excellent animation, anyway..

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  4. This is great !! Just out of Curiosity how you you make one of these in photoshop ?

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  5. Very nice walk! Soft, and I love the design.

    I remember animagic. That program was really great! I don't know what I would use now to make a proper gif.

    (PS: the word verification is 'trani')

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  6. there is a sourprise for you on my blg :D

    http://folliamomentanea.blogspot.com/2011/04/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  7. Hey no way! Were you working at Roughhouse with Paul Dutton? What did you do on it? I wonder if we will ever get to see it, seems its only gonna be released in France lol

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  8. Ah sweet! No I was doing rough animation, and a tiny bit of clean up. But some of the other crew were doing clean up and inbetween. Yeh I heard there were like 8 companies involved or somethin crazzzzy like that

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  9. Thank for the comments!

    Brant, there's an "animation" window in photoshop. You can google it to find details, but basically, each level in your file can be set as a separate frame, and you can change the speed it plays at.

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  10. haha if I see the dvd out here or something Ill let you know! My friend saw it in the cinema in Paris - aparently its in 3D! Anyway nice to make contact with someone who worked on the same film from across the pond. Small world this animation malarky! Ill be back for more updates :D

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  11. These contain so much quality, congrats Amanda! Makes me want to animate even if I'm not interested much in being an animator. Inspiring!!! Besos

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  12. love love love, please can we work on something together, can i pitch you a script, u will love it please

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  13. So cute! and smooth! and squishable! <3 -Girlish squeal-

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  14. wow! really great walk! love it

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  15. Hey Amanda, thanks! yeah I hope so!

    Wow I love your gifs, nice animation!
    Can't wait to see more ;)

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  16. this is adorable!! very smooth and well done! :D

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