The thing that I discovered is that I am much better with tree pulp and dirt in a stick than I am with a tablet. I did a partial scene with the aforementioned tree-pulp-and-dirt method, and it looks so much better than anything else I've done so far.
Here's the au naturelle scene bit:
And then here is the compiled bunch of animation fragments I've created so far in vague order:
I think it's pretty obvious which one is better. >_>
The lab computer I chose to use tonight had tons of images of tomatoes on the desktop... Huh. Weird.
Again, understanding how to run eludes me. It all looks really, painfully mechanical. And bouncy. Leapy, even. Like a deer or some kind of deer...thing. Antelope, there's a thing that leaps! Famous for leaping, in fact.
I'm now thinking a little bit of ways to avoid animating a full run cycle. Oh, I knew I was going to hate myself for picking the action scene.
In the meantime, here's another one of those Things I do instead of working. To be fair, this might be part of the end of my animation, so there's that.
Egon's looking to get a kick to the... ouchie parts. >_>
And also, because I'm desperate for some help, please, somebody, anybody, laugh at my hideous attempts at a run cycle and tell me what I'm doing wrong. It's so bad.
According to the hit tracker, I'm getting hits from some really random sites. How am I getting linked form there? Are people accidentally getting linked to my blog? So weird.
I haven't done any more with regards to The Goons story, aside from working away on them thar animation clips. I keep seeing other people do legit animatics with their storyboards, and I wonder if I should too - I don't feel like my storyboards are detailed or good enough to really work for a neat animatic. I'm jumping right in to the animation. And it's actiony stuff, to boot.
Ah, well. Gotta keep truckin', I suppose.
In the meantime, I will blather momentarily about NaNoWriMo! The goal is to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month - specifically, the month of November. I've been doing it annually since I was 14, and winning since I was 17. I've already had some setbacks this year - like not having my own home for the first week of November - but yesterday I sat down and wrote 5k and got myself caught up. I feel rather good about it all.
So, hopefully that clears up the reference in the last image I posted on this blog. And now you know something new! Isn't that exciting?