Author Topic: Walk cycle bonanza  (Read 492 times)

Lasca

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Walk cycle bonanza
« on: 20 Nov 2017, 12:31 »
Hey everybody!
So after a preeeetty long break (3 years?) I decided to rediscover the wonderful world of adventure game making, and especially the art of pixel pushing.
I picked up where I left of, working on a one room game where I focus on the stuff that I enjoy the most; story, mood and graphics.
Anyway, the main character, believe it or not, walks, so I've been working on his walk cycle. He's a bit tense, shy, slim and around 19 years old, and I want to try to make the cycle reflect that. I've put a lot of time on the cycle, and it's a whopping 16 frames (I wanted him to walk kinda slow). I think it looks alright, but you know how it is when you put a lot of work on something: you get a bit blind looking at it. You push somewhere to fix something, and something else pulls out and makes it look even weirder, and suddenly you've gone all crazy. I still feel like his moonwalking/sliding a bit in game, but I'm not sure how to fix that, and perhaps I'll just have to live with it.
But I'd really love for this animation to look top-notch, perfa-derf, spick-and-span etc. So any critique, suggestions, paintovers or whatever is more than welcome!

Here's the cycle:


Here he is standing:


And here's a concept sketch of him:
« Last Edit: 20 Nov 2017, 13:44 by Lasca »

Too much clicking

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Re: Walk cycle bonanza
« Reply #1 on: 20 Nov 2017, 13:16 »
The walk cycle only "cycles" when I open the picture in a new tab. And then it stops again.
« Last Edit: 20 Nov 2017, 13:18 by ClickClickClick »

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Re: Walk cycle bonanza
« Reply #2 on: 20 Nov 2017, 13:40 »
I like his face.

Right now, the side view is hard to read. You could add shading to help differentiate the body parts, even if his suit is black :


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The walk cycle only "cycles" when I open the picture in a new tab. And then it stops again.
Yes, it doesn't loop.
« Last Edit: 20 Nov 2017, 13:48 by Creamy »
 

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Re: Walk cycle bonanza
« Reply #3 on: 20 Nov 2017, 13:45 »
Fixed the cycle so it actually moves.