Hi. Does anyone know if there is anywere in London that i can get help with Dragonframe/animation. I'm having a nightmare with all sorts of things and really just need to speak to someone face to face as have tried to do what people have said but need to be shown.Any help would be brilliant
(im going mad :-( )
OK thanks guys that does seem to make sense.I know I do need to get used to animating at 24fps really but animated a scene and it was a bit to fast at 24fps and a bit slow at 15. I did check whilst I was animating constantly playing it back but I guess that will just come with time and practice :-)
Yeah, it does take a bit of getting used to. After you get some experience you do get better at the timing thing.
I'm working at 12 fps because I'm not going for a realistic Harryhausen type of animation but something more stylized and puppet-ish, and what I do is act out the movement before I start animating it (or at least run through it real good in my mind) and sort of count off seconds (one one thousand, two one thousand etc).
I'm thinking "how fast do I want each step to be?" or "How long should it take for the ball to roll from here to there?"
For some walks each step might take a second, or if he's running or walking really fast it might only take half a second. It all depends on the mood, the tone you want for the particular shot.
And after you've gotten used to doing this you'll start breaking things down a little farther - rather than everything just being either a second or half a second (which would start to look the same all the time) you'll break some things down to 3/4 of a second or maybe 1/3 of a second or whatever.
I just wanted to show you the finished product towards which you all gave me really useful help and advice . I really couldn't have done it without you. Looking forward to the next one.