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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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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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jsac38 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is fantastic!
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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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