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Friday, October 28, 2005

Tigers and Shapes

Oh Sh**, there is a mad Tiger coming for me, I'm about to be eaten... but wait, look at the shape change and the line of action... I doubt that is what I'd be saying if I were in my last seconds before I got clawed by a tiger, but I saw this sequence of images in this months National Geographic and was very impressed at how amazing the design of the "poses" were. Shape change in animation is so important. Getting a good change between poses is something I try to look for. Reversals are something that are talked about alot in animation. This is just another way of changing the shape of your character. On this tiger, you can clearly see the shape changes which are happening in her body and limbs.

Just thought this was a great image.

Dr. Gordon


Blogger Benjamin De Schrijver said...

I love watching at videos like this at there's always something great to find.

- Benjamin

4:28 PM

Blogger Adam Strick said...

Ahh yes! I remember the old days of gesture drawing in the jungle. My figure drawing teacher wouldn't believe me when I told her the tiger ate my homework. Luckily for me, I had the missing limb to prove it. Ha! I showed her.

10:50 PM

Blogger Stephen Gregory said...

hey Adam!

Dr. Stephen G.

9:35 AM

Blogger Prince Nez said...

Cool reference!
One question though.....what is the tiger aiming at(last picture)?.......poor,poor guy...

11:37 AM

Blogger Brian "My Fault" Nicolucci said...

Wow, you think you'd be safe on an elephant. Guess the guy should've been riding another tiger!

Awesome footage.

1:08 AM

Blogger Patrick Gray said...

That's crazy, I was just looking at this over the weekend, and thought that it would be a great reference sequence for animators or just any artist.

I'd like to know what happened after the sequence that we see here. like did the elephant stomp the tiger, or did the tiger saddle up on the elephant and become a dynamic duo?

6:43 AM

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Blogger Larreyn said...

What a nice shot! Love the color of the tiger here.

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