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Old 22-03-2003, 12:28 PM   #1
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Hi,

here is a playblast of a bird character of mine doing a simple jump from one place to another. Keen for critz on weight and general animation.

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very nice... the landing is possibly a little rigid (though thats being picky) which makes the 2nd half of the jump look like its lacking velocity, but its a VERY minor niggle. looks great anyway

is this part of a story or just a test?
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in my opinion there must be more "weight" in the landing of the bird. and after that the bird has to try to hold it's equilibrium. i don't know how to explain this correctly. but i hope you understood! sorry for my bad english...

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Hi,

thanks,

Have created more followthrough in the landing (maybe needs more) and added some minor changes to the wings, legs and Centre of Gravity also. I want there to come across a sense of urgency in his leap. eg. as if he is being pursued or pursuing something himself.

Yes it is a test for a little animation for the demo reel. I eventually want him to 'swing' from tree to tree in a similar fashion. The trees taking the weight of him as he lands on each one, etc....

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