Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ninja Drop animation

I started taking a class in animating for physicality. The first piece I did was of a ninja dropping from the ceiling and then slinking away.

First step was to sketch out thumbnails based on my video reference.

I then took these and blocked in the key poses for the animation.

From there, I took the feedback from my class session and fixed some of the poses. I then I began splining the animation, first using linear and autoTangent and then finessing them a bit.

There was a number of issues, especially the "sticky" hand resulting in the IK/FK switching, which I hadn't done before. I fixed the issues I could and polished the splines, resulting in this rendered version of the animation, the final so far.

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