this was an old website animation I never posted
OOPS. I forgot this Tumblr exists!! Here’s a short promo vid for a re-release of a Coatsink game. I gave it faces and silly animations. yayy.
what’s happened here is this guy lives forever and he accidentally blasted into space. This is his life.
A tiny bit of superglad frame by frame :)
Hahaha… turned out that Lloyd the bear’s limbs are probably too stubby for IK.
I did this little thing with good old puppet tool.
I don’t know if any of you use After Effects to animate…
AE was what I originally started animating in… using a combination of puppet tool and the parenting system…but since getting a tablet and ToonBoom I haven’t really been using AE for animation [just compositing]
HOWEVER with the new designs for the game I’m wondering whether a more FLASH-esque style might suit it better. I’m not gonna lie - I’ve been playing the Scarygirl game [http://www.scarygirl.com/] and really love the whole vectorised/flash look it has… though I don’t want to go THAT flash looking for the superglad game [for a start I don’t know how to use flash]
So I am trying out the Inverse Kinematic script for After Effects. I’ve just got a rig working and am going to experiment with how it looks.
I just thought i’d share the script with you guys[if you don’t already know of it], because it’s SO GOOD!! I’ve already animated using this method before I knew there was a script, just using expressions and it was SO time consuming… This is the first time i’ve used it and it’s a total DREAM. [I’m a bit over excited]
I would try and explain Inverse Kinematics here but i don’t really understand it myself…seriously…I know what it does inside my brain… but i can’t put it into words haha, I am just gonna assume you animation nerds know what I’m on about…hahah I even just wikipedia-d it and got bored reading the first sentence.
you can download the script here: http://www.duduf.com/ressources/duik/en/download.html
watch the English tutorials here:
AND just saw this on the abobe blog. I’ve not watched it yet but it looks seriously impressive:
I bet it hurts my brain though.