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Paramanos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:05Haha

No problem hon :heart:
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Latest assignment I completed in my 3D animation class: make a ball with a tail act as much like a squirrel as possible.
This was tricky for me at first; I reeeeally wanted to go all out and do a proper squirrel with limbs and stuff, but that was out of the question because I don't have access to a good realistic squirrel rig/that was totally outside of the assignment parameters. Plus, I'm still developing the kind of patience required to do good 3D stuff. I kept wishing this was 2D so I could just draw it instead of pose it. Posing 3D characters is such a pain :dead:

Anywho, I ended up doing a quick 2D rough take on this that greatly helped me nail down the timing (especially for that flicking tail). After that, doing it in 3D was just a case of projecting the 2D footage and matching the 3D model to my drawings :thumbsup:
I forgot to add follow-through to the tail on the second turn, but other than that am decently satisfied with this animation :)

My instructor seemed to think mine had a really good "squirrely" feel to it, and most of my class liked my tail flick.



Made in Maya
Rig was provided by instructor


PS: For some reason the green color of the bg seems to change. I have no idea why it does that X_x
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soupa12 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
squirrel bark bark
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Squirrel: Eek! D8
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think all animals should be in this form
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Anellyz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Cutest tail flicking ball i've ever seen!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Graciaas :D
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Paramanos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:05Lol at 0:05 it looks like a squashed racoon. And in a different angle it almost look like a butterfly crawling out it's cocoon :heart: I love it neko!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
@00:05Haha, you're right! It does look like a squashed raccoon :lmao:

Thanks Iris! :)
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Paramanos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:05Haha

No problem hon :heart:
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xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:05cute, looks like one of those Pokemon though
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