YES! I am super excited and have been waiting for this day for soooooo long.
I worked on stop motion before, although I know how it can be so labor intensive and need extremely detail work towards it….I still absolutely love it.
I love how you can animate object straight away in real life ( although most of the time it tends to need a lot of polishing to the object) which probably not exactly the same as what I am going to show you below. but in general I think this is really the area that I love the most. (in animation)
Start with the class, we were ask to pose the dog armature.
- sit down
- a pose when dog are really happy that their owner come home
- playful dog that when they are waiting to catch a ball
Then we start to animate the walk cycle.
we were told to first shoot the walk cycle with some reference position (which is the key positions) and render it as a reference video. show this video to tutor and see if they are good enough to start to animate.
After that put the reference video in and make sure which frame is the key positions. (note them down in dragon frame) and then start to fill in the in-betweens.
Dog walk cycle