Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hello,

I'm new here at monsters.

I would like to recive critiques for my pendulum exercise.

Flying Pendulum Test!-Update 2 from Andrei Radacina on Vimeo.



Regards.

4 comments:

Unsound said...

hi nice start...

but the tail of the pendulum's very very stiff... in my opinion if u track the ball at the end of the pendulum in the start it should have a sort of sleeping s curve... ur ball is travelling very stright from time 1st second till almost 3rd second

also a little rotate can make ur ball look more lively (the second half makes me think the top of the pendulum is alive) and a little overshoot is gonna add more believability...

in last half i like the loop da loop it makes... very nice... in antique where u made it go back and then come back and go for a spin (weeeeeeee) if u make a small 0 shape, it'd make it nicer. what i mean is as its taking the antic going screen right it should go slitghtly up and then as its going back to screen right it should go down a bit...

the animation is a bit linear and has little slow in and slow out... and when its taking the second loop da loop again its going in a stright line...

in the end the SPLAT!!! i think the ball would be going faster to make that huge effect... and u can make the tail hit its head...

if u wanna add detail make him fall in stages... he goes down abit pauses (for a frame or so) and he gos lower again just u give a feeling that the surface on which he made SPLAT!!! is rough. for reference watch road runner show (any actually) where poor coyote gets hit on mountains...


i think i may have gone overboard with this post... forgive me if i did...

HAPPY animating!!!

Prasad said...

I agree with what Vedanth said above ...adding those slowing-ins and slow-outs will make it look great, also i missed moving holds especially during it's first stop ...i would suggest that during the first antic, make it rotate it a lil bit, hold the pose there for few frames and then make him move really fast forwards, this will give that 'character' to it. And I again agree about the coyote ref ...last part you can make it fast just give that impact. Else nice !

Prasad said...

Something like this :

http://boxstr.net/files/6353413_jgptx/pendu.mov

Just to get the idea what i was trying to tell, excuse certain things ...done this very quickly in flash and that to after a long time ...

But was fun, once agian animating on 1's :)

andrei said...

Thank you aunsound and prasad!