I do believe the roar came from SoundDogs.com
Toom Boom Harmony 10.0 Stage
About 2-3.5 hours or so.
Typical DA film messed up the audio sync. Watch on youtube instead www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZty4B…
Edit: how on earth did this get so popular??? It's not even my best animation WTF. It's one second of smoothness and 2 seconds of choppy key poses. It's not even fully drawn in all the frames... WHY???
Well, duh, it got popular. No one really animates pantherines all that well, not even their roars. Imagine a similodon, or the saber tooth tiger (now considered lion since dna matches more lions than tigers). Very few people animate any feline very well, even fewer understand their minute movements as they react and adapt to changes in their environment while consecutively preparing for their next action.
When you animate this, whether its a feline saber or not (there were many saber species in prehistoric times) it's movements are natural. Not glitch, or full of fake twitches that you'd normally never see in the wild. Down to the bow of the head after the roar is completed, most roaring predators do that, as a natural action to catch breath.
So, in short. The animation is sketchy and unfinished, but excellent in in natural movements, speed and flow. I congratulate you .
PS: Not a good animator, but I'm a very strict critic... If I say I like something I mean it. And when it come to animals, my criticism can go on turbo mode.
It is a felid sabertooth, not a Nimravid, Barbourofelid, or Thylacosmilus. I'm not sure how I would realistically animate most of those three, since there's less of a direct tie to modern examples that I could reference behavior from :I
I can get really picky about animals, too, so please don't take what I'm about to say personally. Sabertoothed cats were actually members of the Machairodontinae family, not pantherine cats at all. Smilodon itself is not considered a tiger or a lion, since it was not closely related to either of them. See these phylogenetic trees mapping the evolutionary relationship between branches of Felidae link link link
Not at all. I enjoy learning new things. In fact one of my college resarch projects were on the Felidae. Of course, due to short of time and the course only being a bachelors degree course. I was only allowed to scratch the surface. If I had found links like these, it would have been so much more helpful. *emails them to herself to read up later*
The presentation information was oral, i do that to make sure pay attention *bua ha ha ha*, so those those who didn't would probably miss-out on something important that would most likely be on our zoology class' final exam... sure enough... there was, from everyone's powerpoints.
I don't know if you have facebook, which is where I uploaded the ppt; so I'll link you the silent vid from youtube instead. With out the oral information, its quite boring. Especially if it's spanish...
But the days and hours of research it took me to make it made the learning experience worth while. The video's ending includes all the links and bibliographic references I used to make it. Fair warning... since we were pressed for time, it is an amature's presentation. Nothing like the book i'm trying to write and develope for fun. When such book is completed, I'll likely include a copy here are deviantart. I'm currently overdo for one of my internal anatomy studies of the domestic cat specifically as an uploaded document for dA comunity to learn from and enjoy. That, also will be uploaded in spanish first then in english. But the "Universal Felidae" project one will be uploaded in english first then spanish when its completed and fully reviewed to satisfaction. If theirs no problem with that one... Then I'll persue a officially published version of it with as little to no errors as possible. And yes... I know I have a long way ahead of me.
It was originally for my youngest cousin to enjoy. She loves cats and is constantly asking me about them. She's about a decade younger than me. Her older sister likes dogs, so later I will have to do a similar painstaking and time consuming reaserch on them too.
The books are just for fun, but they'll be great for learning for anyone who reads them.
I have fun talking about this. Mind if I follow you? (watch I mean.)
I've found that animals open their mouths a little at the beginning of a roar (the part that sounds more growl-y), and really "pop" open widest when the sound 'peaks' at the loudest point, if that helps any
I'll come clean: I love cats for their ferocity and I have a hoarding problem when it comes to photos of snarling animals ;_; I just really really love the attitude and energy in snarl photos
Particularly gorgeous animal, though.
That's awesome! I don't blame those visitors at all. I'd do the exact same thing.
IKR! Transforming kitty faces.
I am, too, it seems. Been drawing them everywhere.