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Thread: Refreshing my Pivot Skills

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    Refreshing my Pivot Skills

    So I started Pivot in 2011 and got REALLY good... and after a year I got caught up with producing music and school, so I just stopped animating... and a few days ago, I began animating again... and my first animation was nothing like what I was capable of doing back in '11. So my question is, are there any good ways to refresh myself with Pivot? If so, how? Anything special that I should learn to do before I begin animating again?

    Thanks!

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    Practice.
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    Practice, read tutorials, check out the pivot files of high ranking animators and watch professionally made animations for inspiration, good luck!

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    Any pro animations or animators you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilhavkin View Post
    Any pro animations or animators you recommend?
    Usually anyone from this list would be a good place to start: Pivot Animation Archive/Request Pivot Files

    Just look around the Veteran and Elite zone and study the .piv files of the animations if they are available.

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    To be honest, looking at the one's .piv file wouldn't help. What I recommend you to do is to watch someone with quality animate. That helps me at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sifterpivoter View Post
    To be honest, looking at the one's .piv file wouldn't help. What I recommend you to do is to watch someone with quality animate. That helps me at times.
    How do you know? I learned animating mostly by looking at others piv. files! Especially OblivionFall helped me with releasing his pivs.
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    Yeah I learned by studying .Blaze's animations
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    Thanks! What motions/skills could I work on that would improve my animations the most? I know how Pivot works inside and out, I'm good at easing and weapons.

    Also any good .STK packs for effects? I'm great at making weapons and vehicles and such, but I'm short on good effect .STKs. Muzzle flashes, blood, explosions, etc.

    Thanks again.


 

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