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Edit: The film is finished
Update: clean version
 Przewalski's Horse Gallop Cycle Clean by nekonotaishou

Phew! So relieved that this one is finally animated and working! I've been stressing over this cycle for weeks, and it took a brand new Muybridge book to finally wrangle it successfully :faint:

Ignore that blue line on its face. That's a left-over from putting the ears in.

Last cycle for my short, Przewalski's Horse

Toon Boom harmony
24 fps
15 frames


Muybridge reference used.



More about this project:
Eohippus Run cycle clean by nekonotaishouMerychippus Gallop cycle clean by nekonotaishouCharacter design- Palaeo Horsies by nekonotaishouPalaeo-Horsies - Merychippus design by nekonotaishou

art © 2014 nekonotaishou do not copy, trace, reference, alter, redistribute, or repost in part or in whole without permission.
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dondena Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Horses have an amazing way that they move.
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TOKISHTOYS Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student General Artist
omg sooo great!
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Cloakwing Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
SOOOOOO FLUID OMGOOOOOOOSH
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guaijia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
看起来很舒服
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
I can't read that, sorry :(
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Zandkit Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
He/she said:
Looks very comfortable
I'm a little bit late :lol: 
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks for letting me know! I was wondering what that said XD
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Zandkit Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
I used Google Translate XD
You're welcome!
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jsac38 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is fantastic!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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Pharan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
That's great!

What's a really easy and fast (at least fast as paper and pencil) to use program for pencil tests like this?
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
I use Toon Boom Harmony (though you could also use Flash, or TV paint), and I animate on a Cintiq whenever I can. It speeds up the process significantly.
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Pharan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
Flash seems terrible for frame-by-frame animation; It's so hard to reorder frames and things and could really use a lot more keyboard shortcuts and less confusing frame-dragging behavior to speed up the process.
I've tried Toon Boom Animate Pro before in one sitting, it was barely enough to get acquainted with how to use it but it seemed kinda okay.

Anyway, great job on this horse run. And your other horses too!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
True, Flash is bad at keyframe organization. Toon Boom Animate Pro or Harmony are much better at it, since they have an X-sheet window. I recommend putting in the time to get to know Animate Pro (or Harmony). I personally love it because it has an X-sheet, it's easy to color the frames, and it has shift-and-trace capabilities, among other awesome details :)

Thanks!
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SlokGreatwolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Seriously smooth animation. :) This is totally beautiful...May I asked how long this actually took you to fully understand the movement?
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you!
To fully understand the movement? Wow, I think that took me the entirety of the semester, so around three months? Maybe more? ^^; I'm still working on understanding horse movement better, I'm not at 100% yet.
What helped me was the fact that I have a lot of experience doing quadruped movement and understand the physics and anatomy very well. Not just horses, but dogs and cats and things like that. And that took years of study.

This cycle itself took 2-3 days, but it took 3 other failed attempts before it.
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SlokGreatwolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Wow, that was amazing! :D
Thank you for answering my question, you really inspired me and of course, I need to be more patient when it comes to animation. ^^;
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Nuttro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Great work. This kind of stuff can be daunting but it's good to learn.
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Gosh this is gorgeous! I love this even more than the last one and both are awesome! :D 
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Batia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
BEAUTIFUL texture on the timing for the legs!!! The head/neck seem stiff in comparison, but fluid nonetheless
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Furrama Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Looking good!

Regretting picking horses yet or glad you gave yourself the challenge? I keep hearing how hard they are to animate. 
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks!

Oh god, definitely feeling something X_x
Realizing that horses are incredibly complex animals to draw. They are extremely hard, but at least there's a ton of references and resources for horses out there.
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Furrama Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Digital Artist
I have trouble drawing them still, I can't imagine....
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legathin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
excellent work! You got some wonderful overlapping action :D.

which Muybridge book do you have? if you don't mind me asking.
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much!

I have four books now. I have these three, and I recently got a copy of this book :)
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raptorkil Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is really smooth! :D Nice work
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you!
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raptorkil Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
np :thumbsup:
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