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Run Cycle - In progress by Axazel Run Cycle - In progress by Axazel
Here is the base I'm going to work from. I'm trying to weed out any errors right from the beginning so feel free to give me your opinion!
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:icondrag0n25:
Drag0n25 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
if you were going for a 3/4 turn, thats great!
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:iconavrilnisbeth:
avrilnisbeth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Nice!! what program did you use?
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:iconscotcampbell:
scotcampbell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Artist
very cool...how do you upload animations in deviant?
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:iconavrilnisbeth:
avrilnisbeth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist
You select the animated gif that you want to upload. Its going to ask for a preview image so look for an image of the gif that you use (jepeg) and your gif will appear on the screen. It will start to move after it is uploaded in the gallery.
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scotcampbell Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Artist
My files are mp4's, I need to figure out how to convert them, thanks.
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:iconexerne:
Exerne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Nice ^^
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:iconlucialesrosebell:
LucialesRosebell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have a problem you see, I have to make a video for visual univercidad and need your help. You see, I'm grabbing a drawing that is running and then fly, but I find it difficult to pass video.

The progam I use is After Effects.
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Filmographer
Ooohhh noooo.... I'm soo late. I hope by now everything has worked out for you. I think I've fainted. 
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:iconlucialesrosebell:
LucialesRosebell Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do not worry, take A + in the class.Cheer 
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Filmographer
Oh good! Congrats! La la la la 
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:iconthredd:
thredd Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
great gesture use lines still in tact
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Filmographer
This is good to know - whether I was succeeding at keeping my lines in tact before or not, I wasn't keeping it in mind. I will in the future! Thanks Thredd c:
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thredd Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
i think - i am not sure-
i didn't write what i meant very well - 
so i must clear this up
just in case ...

when i wrote
"great gesture use lines still in tact"

i meant

"great gesture use - as in very free gesture = very awesome, as in 
great use of gesture --
and yet your lines =form - are still in tact = awesome "

i am sorry!

i do not know why i didn't communicate that better - i must have been tired!

i was loving your picture and i fav'd it i think for that [those 2] specific reason.

!!!
be well.

:heart:
thredd
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:icondeus-lux:
Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing how well this image this has turned out, the movement is so realistic and fluent!
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Filmographer
Thank you! 

It's funny, I look at this now and see where it could be a lot stronger ^^; Perhaps I'll upload the next part in the progress soon?
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:icondeus-lux:
Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate that when we look at our old work that we thought was okay at the time and see it really isn't. Haha!!
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:iconoriginalcoldplayer:
originalcoldplayer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so great i've always wanted to do animation how does it work? 
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Filmographer
This animation was created in Photoshop, using many layers to make parts of a whole gesture. Sometimes I put the pictures together in Photoshop (for shorter animations such as this) and at other times I'll compile them in Aftereffects.

A good book to start learning animation foundations is "The Animators Survival Kit" by Richard Williams. www.amazon.com/The-Animators-S…

You should go for it! :nod:
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:iconoriginalcoldplayer:
originalcoldplayer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm i think i just might! I saved the link thanks a lot for the help! :D 
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Filmographer
Anytime!
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:iconracotaco:
racotaco Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is amazing i have so much respect for you ;o; i want to do stuff like this one day!! <3
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Filmographer
Thank you! You can do it! Never too early to start learning :D There are a lot of good 'how to' animation books out there. Best of luck my friend~
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racotaco Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou for responding omg ;o;
oh okay thanks 8D you wouldnt be able to reccoment any would you? if its okay ;o;
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Filmographer
The Animators Survival Kit is a REALLY good starter book in terms of animation: www.amazon.com/The-Animators-S… . I also have "Idea's for the Animated Short" which is great in terms of creating thoughtful characters in short stories: www.amazon.com/Ideas-Animated-… Another good read is "The Illusion of Life": www.amazon.com/The-ILLUSION-OF… .  Not really a how to, but helps to wrap your mind around movement.

Other than reading and just tinkering, I suggest watching many kinds of animation! Try and copy scenes you like. Storyboard out your favorite movies to see what choices they make in terms of gestures and environment. And most important - love what you're making! Even if it's taking forever to make, if you love what you're doing someone else will love it too c:
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Avelita Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist

Errors? I can't see any because the frames are going so fast. Which is a great thing to me because I really do love fast and fluid creations like this! :)

The only nit pick I have, friend, is that ovalar thing bouncing at her neck.. That's sometype of enlarged hood right? Or maybe a sack? lls idk. But it's a lovely base. Certainly. ~*

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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   Filmographer
Ah! Thank you for your observation! The oval is meant to be a backpack; but it doesn't seem to be adding to the image as of yet, does it? It has been a while since I've looked at this myself, so now would be a really good time to finish this. If there are any further suggestions you have let me know on this or the next draft. I really appreciate your help! Nod 
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Avelita Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist

No problem~! :D

Just let me know when u have the finished project xuz, i'd love to see it~*

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ml8533323 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
cool!!!!!!
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   Filmographer
Meow :3  Thanks!
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OtakuXFreak Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm trying to learn how to animate, but I don't really know what are some good programs or whatever. The worse thing is that I can only get the free ones. So perhaps you know what might help me?
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Axazel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Filmographer
My honest advice for you, if you can't afford a program such as Photoshop and you terribly want to learn 2D animation, is to start traditionally. Get a payne of glass and cover it with paper or a quarter inch white sheet of plastic and put a light beneath it - a homemade light table! Use note cards to begin, they're cheap and working small means working faster (you will be able to practice more). When you've finished drawing something, you can flip through them like a flip book to see what you've done right and wrong. Replace or add cards as needed until you like what you've made! You can scan them and digitally trace them anytime later. You can do this until you can afford a good program, or at least until someone can suggest a proper free one. If you MUST have a digital program... I -think- I remember using GIMP once upon a time. Worth looking into??
I wish you the best of luck with your venture! Please keep me posted if you find something that works and what you've made c:
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OtakuXFreak Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh! I remember I did that before, but I didn't do it on the computer afterwards, well, 'cause we don't have a scanner xD. But that seems like great idea! Oh and I have GIMP, need to check if I can animate on that >.<
Anyways thanks a lot for the help! I'll be sure to tell you if I find a free program :3
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   Filmographer
Sweet! I look forward to it~
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:iconushi-cow:
ushi-cow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oooo I really enjoy it~ nice cycle. The hair flow and the bag weight are done well! I look forward to seeing the final version.
... I just saw that I already commented on this. Ohwell I apparently had a little more to say haha
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   Filmographer
xDD S'all good. I need to do more practice shorts like this. Gah, I really just want to do so much!

Thanks for your kickbutt support c:
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Charochai Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice action :D Nice and smooth :D
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:iconjoyboxed:
joyBoxed Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
really smooth and good
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WhitePsych5 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
It's a solid run animation, however I'm not sure if its the sketchiness of the animation, but I'm having a bit of difficulty imagining how the cycle would be planted in the environment/background. I suggest testing this by positioning the frames so that the subject would be running across the camera instead of in a fixed position. I've found mistakes in some of my own walk/run cycles that way.
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Filmographer
It's a parcial 3/4 view, so in most cases the 'camera' would track the subject.
I could still have the subject run across, just to get that edge in. It would be a great way to truly test the solidarity of the movements.

Thank you so much for the advice!
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LinaHoshi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Looks awesome >w<!!!!!! :love:
Im just starting to study animation, I wish that with practice I can do animations like this one day >w<
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Filmographer
So long as you keep with it, you'll definitely make animations like this and so much better!

I'm excited for your beginning in animation! I hope you'll post them so we can celebrate them :D
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LinaHoshi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awwww thank you >w<!!
Im also really excited >3< but im just tooooooo lazy .-. I need to work on that D:

(sorry for the late late late reply)
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:iconushi-cow:
ushi-cow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Whoa this is sweet! Nicenice~
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Filmographer
Forget the comment before this, haha. Realized you just responded to my question hahaha
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:iconushi-cow:
ushi-cow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha happens~
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Filmographer
Thank you!

It's great to hear from you, by the way! How are your classes going?
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BrianLadouceur Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
So far this looks great. One thing to consider is that the placement of the two arms going forward has them both stopping and occupying roughly the same area of space. Displacing one of them may help for a better illusion of movement. Though this might be fixed by the inbetweens.
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Axazel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Filmographer
Ah! I see what you're saying. I didn't even notice that. Thank you for such a great critique!

I hope you'll be around to give me feedback in the next step. Thank you!
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joyBoxed Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
man this is awesome!
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:iconaxazel:
Axazel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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