Monday, January 23, 2006

17: 3 Days ... 3 Freakin Days!

And I'm not done yet! AUGH! It's so frustrating.

After looking at the current post date, you may be thinking that I haven't been animating. Well, you're wrong. I animated Saturday for about 3 hours. I animated Sunday for about 3 1/2 hours. I animated last night for another 3 hours.

And how many frames do I have for all my sweat and toil?



And is this particular shot done?



It's going so slowly because I am posing seven of the guys at a time and I'm finding it time consuming. Read this and appreciate how much work goes into this! Or at least marvel at how much I suck.

Making Stikfas walk is hard. Well, making a bunch of them walk anyways. I start and forget what leg the one stikfas is moving, so I go back and see. Then I go to the other one and forget what leg he's doing. Then I go to another stikfas and try and figure out what to do with him because he's blocked from all sides and can't go anywhere accept backwards, so do I just make him sway or something? Then I realize that I will need a stikfas in position to be hit so I have to speed him up a bit to get there in time. Then I have to do Maggie. Blah blah blah. Then I take a break because my head hurts so much.

*sigh* Almost nine hours on this one clip, and I'm not done it yet. And is it the most splenderifidous clip in the world? No! Let me extol to you it's many vices.
  • Maggie is doing side kick to a front kick. The front kick is off. It's not the right way to do it (in regards to how her body is moving) and it is kinda slow
  • She does a crescent kick of a sort, and then goes into a sweeping kick. The sweep is so off because the leg doesn't bend enough for her to spin on. So it rotates around the center of her body. I'm worried that it's too quick too.
  • All the opponents look like they're zombies, shuffling in with arms outstretched

I could go on, but it's depressing. And now Maggie's waist is all shot. She doesn't hold her position at the waist anymore. I have to figure out how to tighten her up, I wonder if that's on the internet somewhere.

*sigh* This is one tiring shot. Morale is low.


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