Saturday, February 14, 2009
first ball bounce...
Woah, what an title or what? Okay, so I'm an animation student and i would like to share with you my priceless gems, because you are my brother, oh lonely animator! buh, where was I at, the first thing when you want to make your ball bounce, you google it out, ball bounces, see stretchy squashy drawings and dont get a damn thing....wrong!!! dont do that bro, man, all you need is :
various kinds of balls,(hey man, jokes apart, you aint no serious about this)
Any device which can record decent video
Bounce the ball man, you are here to animate it,
watch as it arcs in the upper most portion, toing! (Okay, who's got a filthy mind over there?)again! repeat the bounces with sounds as you see it, try to get the timimg, now thaz timing for me, anyways.
aim it, shoot it,
Shoot it through your cam, put it in your PC, and voila! have a good player which can move you forward frame by frame.(KMPlayer, Quicktime)
Note:You can use a black or dark colored wall behind the ball, you can easily note the stark position of the ball.
Read about it
What the maestros have to say about it, get your TIMING and SPACING concepts, your lifelong buddies cleared out on a paper, draw each frame, one by one, remember, your'e the Ninja, HiYa!!
When you are loaded with your shurikens and samurai swords and everlasting double power mode on, ANIMATE! Use your refernces
show it to your friends, put it on the net,mentors, peers, mom ,anyone I am always ready for anyone who wants to animate... but dont miss on this step.
Once you have approved and passed the test of the bouncing ball treat your self with a Bournville.
(Dont forget the legends, they are true, Ouch!)
*Image courtesy of Mr.Muybridge.
Meet you after I collect a few more Gems...Bye my friends, wish your fellow Ninja luck!