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just trying rotoscopy-ish feel to my pencil tests

reference link-> [link]

feel free to download the file for future reference & such...
Hope it's useful in some way... Thanks for droppin' by! ;)

Cheers!
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:iconcatdawn:
CatDawn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
how many frames were there?
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:iconrhythmichysteria:
rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm rather sure that it's 48 frames-a-cycle in total including all the in-betweens.
Thanks for checkin' it out! ;)
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CatDawn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
your welcome
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PolancoEmi123 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you make an animated short out of this?
It's called, The Proud Lioness.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AVbCW…
Right?
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youngrookieartist12 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is very smooth
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:iconrhythmichysteria:
rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I thank you! :bow:
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youngrookieartist12 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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TC13021983 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it did have been nicer if you had credited the Model creator of this animation: [link]

but still awesome pencil drawing :)
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rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ah thanks for the link! At the time of it's creation, I'd got the reference from a friend of mine so I couldn't accredit it properly whilst uploading. No worries... :) I'll update it now.

Thanks for your kind words...
Cheers!
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TC13021983 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah. okay ^^ then glad i found that for you ^^; sorry if i sounded rude. sometimes i stumble on artthieves and i was not sure here on that pic so I was not sure how to react x)

np^^ :hug:
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Trishamonstah Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Great job!
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rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your kind comment, Trisha! :) glad you like it!
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GlassesBlu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing.
it's the small movements that really give a good definition.
may i ask what you used to make this?
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rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks, dear! :) It was really fun to make! :hug:

I used 'Toon Boom Animate Pro 2' to create this.
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Mmkaay Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
May I ask how many FPS? (Looks too smooth to be 24)
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:iconrhythmichysteria:
rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm rather sure that it's 48 frames-a-cycle in total including all the in-betweens.
Thanks for checkin' it out! ;)
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Kisha-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very smooth and the use of shading really helps give the cat a 3-dimensional feel : )
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YellowDeer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I love how gentle the paw steps are :)
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:iconrhythmichysteria:
rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! :bow: Beautiful lifeforms, aren't they! :love:
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YellowDeer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :) And yes, they are ^-^
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Those back feet are mesmerizing.
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:iconrhythmichysteria:
rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you, Anya! :bow: I'm glad you like the animation.
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RainbowDashyMD Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazingly smooth and very well done :D The only thing I noticed was that in real life when big cats walk their front paws tend to turn inward a bit before they put their down. I can see a bit of that in the background front paw of your animation but not so much the foreground one. Just a bit of opinion x3 don't mind me. Otherwise though it really is flawless and very very smooth :3 Very nice job, mate.
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rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, indeed... very well observed! Thank you for your kind words! :bow:
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RainbowDashyMD Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh no problem x3
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RainbowDashyMD Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
* put their FOOT down
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MEATofDOG Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
As said above, the smoothness of this walk cycle is just stellar!
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rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Thanks so much for that wonderful comment! I'm glad you like it! :blowkiss:
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MEATofDOG Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're welcome!
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MirisPerspective Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! I'm trying to animate a sausage dog right now and it still looks kinda awful... Do you have any tips on what to consider about walk cicles? :)
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rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
umm... by sausage dog, you mean a dachshund, right? well, it would be just like any other four legged walk cycle, except for timing & spacing. The basic concept is using the bipedal walk cycle again but in reverse order for the second pair (hind legs). Same would be true for insects with six legged walks (meaning, the third pair would mimic the first pair of legs) or say spider where the last pair would mimic the second pair & so on...

Maybe you would like to download a book (*free registration) that has helped me immensely in understanding the concepts...
Animator's Survival Kit (pg. 330, in your case) 35 Mb -> [link]
a few videos that might explain it better visually -> [link]

When I first started animating traditionally 5 years ago, ALL my animations were awful! :D
but sure was fun scribbling away on those flip-books! :w00t:
Never worry about that... It will only get better over time & practice, never worse. ;)
As long as you understand the '12 basic principles of animation' you're golden!

If you have ANY doubts or queries, feel free to ask away! :wave: Cheers!
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MirisPerspective Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for detailed comment! I took a look at the videos, but I can't download the book :(
What are the 12 basic principles of animation?

The relation of the different legs in a fluent movement is really interesting, but I think it is really hard to coordinate :P
Do you often use certain constants (like one part of the body, that doesn't really move) to orientade? Or can you do it just like this?

Thanks again for the helpful tips and your encouraging!

Oh and yeah, I mean a dachshund, didn't know that it is called the same in English :D
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rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're always welcome!
oh okay. My apologies. I could have explained it a bit better, I guess.
That download requires that you register @ 4shared.com first. It's a website where you get 100 GB of storage space & upload/download files instantly. Once signed in, you can download from the previous link.

The 12 principles of animation are just basic guidelines/principles first introduced by Disney animators back in '80s. It's helpful, to say the very least, and most animators still use them quite lovingly as it makes the work easy. There is no hard and fast rule that you simply must use them all for animating, of course... but it does cover most of the areas an animator/audience might find functional. To know more about it, check out wikipedia's entry on it, okay? :) -> [link]

I'm glad you notice the relational pattern between different legs... Observation is the key! :meditate:
Once we break down every 'pose' & understand the repetition & mirroring effects (for lack of better words), it won't be hard to coordinate. Here have a look at this image -> [link]
You don't need to keep one part of the body stiff/constant, per sť. Although, when you think about it, the first frame is stiff-as-a-2d-drawing can be! :giggle:. It's only by 2nd frame do we see the illusion of movement, do we not? =P My approach is quite close to 'pose-to-pose' where all the pivotal points move in all desired frames/drawings. By pivotal points, I mean 'joints' of the moving bones (even muscles/hair/other appendages like antennae & so on, for secondary animation, if required).
Place dots(one-dimensional) where all the joints are located. Simplify the forms to shapes and simply the shapes to lines/curves. Once the simplified stick-figure works, you can animate using shapes/silhouettes (two-dimensional). Last thing is just cleanup, mostly... to further animate it using forms(three-dimensional), meaning it has to look "believable" depending on the effect you're going for. At this point, think of it as bones & muscles sticking & sliding underneath the skin, as far as appearance is concerned.
The rest... is really up to you & your unique style! ;)

You remember how I mentioned about second pair of legs moving in alternate fashion to the first pair?
Well, it's not ALWAYS so. Same goes for guidelines/principles etc... But you got to know the rules, before you tweak them! :mwahaha:

Here are a couple of more links for you to watch, if you're interested.
[link]
[link]

Sorry for the length of my reply posts. If it bothers you too much, we can further correspond via messages(Notes).
As usual, feel free to ask me questions & clear doubts & so on... If I know it, I'll share the information gladly! :hug:
Cheers! :thumbsup:
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Llykos Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
This is perfection! :D
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:iconrhythmichysteria:
rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's gettin' there... :D hehe
Thanks a lot!
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:iconllykos:
Llykos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
No problem! :D
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silverybeast Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   General Artist
This has to be one the best walk cycles I've seen. So smooth and natural, and the anatomy is amazing.
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rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh you're far too kind! Thank you! :bow: Thank you!
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a7md93 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Super Smooth !!
I love it !!;)
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rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you love it! Thanks! ;)
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It's so beautiful!! Fantastic job on the cleanup! @.@
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rhythmichysteria Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Oliv! glad you like it! :hug:
The tail could've used a little more movement I guess but overall I'm pretty happy 'bout it! =D
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