Friday, February 18, 2011

Week 7 Animation - The Marshmallow Experiment

This week's animation is a take on The Marshmallow Experiment. I wasn't able to complete the animation to a polished level, however I do feel I hit all the beats I was going for and then some. The great part about 2D animation is you can add as you see fit, yet still see the work in progress and make out what is happening. In contrast, CG animation tends to look floaty and light weight in the early phases and takes a leap of faith from the viewer to see what is intended. ANYWAY, here is my animation for the week:

Here are the thumbnails of this animation for those that are interested. They go in a serpentine motion starting from left to right and bending back right to left on the second row and so on and so forth. Hopefully you can follow the arrows and the action. You'll notice I did stray from some of the actions and added a few new ones. Hope you enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Jim! You're killing it! I'm curious what software you're using? Are you drawing frame by frame in flash? or using another 2d program?

love those thumbnails.

jbr0wn6 said...

Thanks Gibson.I'm using Flash. I'm spending a lot of time on my key poses and then breaking them down once I've laid out the entire piece. Then I'll go back and straight ahead what I need to fill in. The great thing about 2D is I can quickly add frames and hold poses longer. Lately (in these animations) it's rare that I animate on ones. I'm having an awesome time playing with frames.
Update your blog!

Jimmy Yeh said...

Jim! I LOVE this one, and really appreciate you also including your thumbnails. Looking forward to more =)

jbr0wn6 said...

Thanks Jimmy. I'll try to include sketches and thumbnails when I do them.

SF India Enduro said...

Really digging these! I've been doing motion graphics for a long time and have been playing around more and more with pencil figure drawings and animating them. Love the thumbnails and any other little details like that I would love to see. Great stuff!