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April 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm #422119
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miniworld

I am finding any sequences with walking when animating a pain, especially as it is easy to knock the characters and my setup doesn’t have the option of onionskinning unfortunately. Any suggestions? I have cut corners sometimes with the walking but still got some to do.

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April 28, 2013 at 10:13 am #422142
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Theo Zhykharyev

your set is moving or you can’t get the right amount of frames you have to take for a walking cycle?

April 30, 2013 at 9:39 am #422149
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miniworld

I mean that the character is so tiny it’s a lot light trying to animate a real scale model ant. My hands are too big to manipulate the legs easily and the legs are too stiff.

April 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm #422150
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Theo Zhykharyev

There is nothing I can suggest you but getting used to it. Comfort comes in timec

April 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm #422151
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jahnocli

1) Even some free stop-motion programs have onionskinning. Seek ‘em out.
2) To loosen legs, get some light machine oil (eg, for sewing machines) and rub it on the joints with a paper tissue. This frees them up.
3) There are plenty of tutorials for Lego walk cycles on the web. Google is your friend.
4) Buy a couple of large forceps. Invaluable for fiddling about with minifigs.

(Ha ha – that last bit didn’t sound right!)

Good luck.

May 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm #422264
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BarudBrickFilms

Watch my tutorial on YouTube. It’s new, so you’ll find it easily on my channel.

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