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Here is a quick animation sequence that I did.
It's all from scratch, no reference, no rotoscoping.
I animated on 'twos', that is 12 fps. This is the standard for most japanese animation full-length features like Mononoke Hime for example so I want to go with that as well.

I still haven't given up my idea about doing a fleshed out animation shortfilm, so I am doing some practicing now.
It's hard but also fun! :)

This was done in a nice little prog called ' Plastic Animation Paper '. I added some frame blending in After Effects and outputted to a flash film. Sorry, not the best quality... :/

As for the sequence itself: I didn't really know what I was doing, just random actions. Lets just pretend the ball was pulled back by some invisible force in the end... ;)
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AwesomeDisease Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist
This is awesome! You did a really nice job on the figure. Did you use photoshop to draw the individual frames?
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i think i drew these straight in plastic animation paper but i cant remember. might have been photoshop...
EnkilTheForgottenOne Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
For some reason it reminds me of the random animations in portal with the dude getting hit in the head with the companion cube.
Helioth Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
just watched akira and ghost in the shell the other day... animation is actually a pretty fascinating subject and discipline.

I'm intrigued about this one you posted, how many actual frames did you draw ? if it's 12 fps, i take it you let the computer do some work inbetween or did you slave away at 12 pictures for every second ?
TArthurSmith Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
neat animation but it needs more frames.
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
not if I wanted to go with japanese standard TV series animation which usually runs on 'twos' (12fps) or even 'threes' (8 fps) :P
Americans despise japanese animation because they are giving themselves a hard time animating on 'ones', that is 24 frames per second ;) Looks a lot smoother of course, but I wanna go the minimalistic approach :)
J-Humphries Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Actually most American shows use 12 fps, they have since they days of the UPA animation studio. It's only Disney who sticks to the old style of 24 fps, and they haven't made a movie in that style for years.
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yup, you're right! Missed that, Disney really is the one company insisting on 24 fps :)
Yuke02 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Yes Go ahead with your Plans to make a Mini Scifi Movie ^_^

Cant wait to see the it
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I will, practising hard over here! :)
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