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    Puddin
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    Backflip

    A backflip

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    Last edited by Echo; 06 Nov 2013 at 11:44 AM.

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    Do not thread this.

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    Well it's in the freestyle section and i didn't ask if i should thread it, that's why it's not in my thread. Try to think before posting.

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    Pretty cool man. I don't wana go in depth with criticism since your posting this in freestyle, but I would just like to point out that the arms look very stationary. Use them to your advantage man. Throw them around and generate some momentum that he can use to accomplish that backflip. When animating stationary backflips like this, I start with the arms out in front of him, then I'll swing them behind him at his sides (Keeping the arms straight) and then I'll have him swing his arms back forward and up into the air and thats where all the force comes from, and thats what gives him so much air time to accomplish that flip. It's all that generated momentum. Here's a very very very old backflip of mine which demonstrates what I'm talking about.

    Ok I know I said I wouldn't go in depth, but here are some quick key frames of the poses I'm talking about above.

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    Key frame 1- Arms in front of him. Standing position.


    Key frame 2- Arms at his sides. Slowly bringing them back behind him.


    Key frame 3- Arms all the way behind him. Still in somewhat standing position.


    Key frame 4- Back starts to bend and the arms start to switch up direction.


    Key frame 5- Arms thrown forward.


    Key frame 6- Arms continue to generate momentum and are thrown up in the air above his head. Back starts to straighten out.


    Here's the piv file and gif file of the old backflip animation I got this from. Don't mind the landing, I know the landing is super wacked, but the point I'm trying to get across is the build up into the initial flip. Anyways sorry if you weren't looking for criticism. You can just ignore this if you weren't.
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    Puddin
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    And then i edited

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    Tychus Findlay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo View Post
    And then i edited
    Well there's definitely improvement. Good job Echo!
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    That's much better Echo. I'd like to add that when he bends down the knees should be up a lot higher. There should be a bend between his torso and legs. I know this is freestyle but I just needed to point it out.
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    I'll keep it in mind

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    Edit the first post to add or replace the original with the improved one, really good stuff man

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    Did it


 
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