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linetest cat-thing? by Remarin linetest cat-thing? by Remarin
Ayy first week of studying animation, and boy I feel like these next 2-3 years I'll be learning quite an amount of useful stuff.

--total 8 frames, animated "on twos" (i.e. 16 frames a second?)

This first little animation exercise didn't have any specifics, we were asked to do something random with the main purpose to check out how to use the linetest program and camera set-up thingies. I'm not very used to animating traditionally, so instead of a normal run-cycle I opted for a more leaping kinda cycle. I don't remember how much time we had to make this,, 1 hour? 2? Doing alternating foot-fall patterns would've risked getting messy and unreadable with the amount of time we had.
(concerning the one frame with a weird shadow - the prof is hoping for a better lighting set-up in the future, because right now the best is to just use the natural daylight and I noticed a bit late that you cast a shadow on the images by just standing next to the table oops)

So far most classes were mainly just listening to info about the oncoming semester and explanations on the material. Though I expect things will speed up quite soon!

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for anyone interested in the terms: "linetest" as we were told, refers to when traditional animators scan the roughs to test how the movement flows,, they'll sometimes do temporary quick adjustments right then and there if something looks off, and then when it looks better go back and do the adjustments properly.
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Blustreakgirl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing look with so little frames
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LovingArticHusky Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks good. But the big skip between the last frame and first frame stands out a lot to me ;-;

Everything else is very smooth tho.
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CrazyDragy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Student General Artist
Cool! Sounds nice so far, I hope you learn lots of cool interesting and useful stuff! Haha, I've had the shadows thing when I was trying out smth like that too x'd mine was allot worse tho lol.  Everything looks pretty darn nice!
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ganja--gal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018
sweet
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MonoFlax Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I am glad to hear you still get to study animation C: My semester starts out this coming monday, I'm super pumped myself :D
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FinnaBinna Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
digging that tail omg
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ghoxtdoqx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can u teach me how to animate xDDD
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Caederyn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Student Filmographer
So basically animating on twos means that each new frame is flashed twice on screen before the next unique frame shows.  A full second of animation is usually 24-30 frames per second, depending on if it's for TV or not.  The standard is usually 24 frames on a 6:9 ratio or 1920x1080 (widescreen).

Break down of animating on (whatever number your doing)

Animating on 1's = 24 unique frames
                    2's = 12 unique frames
                    3's = 8 unique frames
                    4's = 6 unique frames

(I'm currently a senior animation student.)
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Remarin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Student
Oooh thanks! I basically just duplicated each frame to make it run slower, so even though the number of unique frames is 8 instead of 12 I was unsure what to call that
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Caederyn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Student Filmographer
No problem!  Glad to share some knowledge to others.  (And yeah animation can be confusing, but after some time, you get the hang of it.  All becomes second nature.)
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Snicker-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo, smooth ^^
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xXxMKayxXx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing, it sounds exciting. :) I can tell you're going to do great! I can't wait to see you progress as the weeks go by. :nod:
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Kagisnad Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
hop hop hop
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