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    Heavy Spacing and foot placement

    Can someone explain a bit about both of these two things and how i can practice them. i know that foot placement is something i need to work on but how do i practice it and the same for heavy spacing? any help will be gratefully appreciated.Thanks
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    Re: Heavy Spacing and foot placement

    heavy spacing is the realistic version of easing. i do it 1 2 4 8 8 8 8 4 1 pixles where as easing would be 1 1 2 2 3 5 8 12 8 5 3 2 2 1 roughly. i dont actually count but...

    foot placement is really easy, just go back a slide and make sure the point taking the weight hasn't moved.

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    Re: Heavy Spacing and foot placement

    You don't really practice foot placement, you tend to just add it into your animations anyway. Basically you just need to get into the habit of keeping the feet in the correct places to stop it from bouncing around (unless of course the bouncing is required). Heavy spacing is just more distance between the figure and the onion skin to make the animation look faster, if your animation seems to look like shit, don't worry, just keep practicing till ya get it right.
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    Re: Heavy Spacing and foot placement

    To get better, you need to practice, and study animations by others. That really is the best way to learn, it's not an overnight thing.


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    Re: Heavy Spacing and foot placement

    Thanks everyone for the help, any thing else?
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    Re: Heavy Spacing and foot placement

    Foot placement's generally an easy thing to get down when you have onion skin. It's a bit trickier without onion skin, but you can use markers which work as an onion skin. Take your default line when you open the stick figure builder, turn the segment thickness down to 0 and make the segment static so there's only the orange origin dot visible. Place this on the stick figure's heel and you should be good.

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    Re: Heavy Spacing and foot placement

    Thanks I use stykz but I know what you mean cause I have pivot too. Thanks again everyone!
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    Re: Heavy Spacing and foot placement

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend
    heavy spacing is the realistic version of easing.
    That's actually wrong. There are two extreme styles in animation, Heavy Spacing, and Heavy Easing. Heavy spacing is not realistic though. Everyone has there own balance of spacing in their style.

    Your usually find out what your style is at med-high beginner. Right now you should be worrying about the basics which is foot placement, easing, and getting rid of stiffness.

    Foot placement is how you the feet of your stickman move on the ground. A lot of beginners have this problem which is that the feet shift around in the ground when in real life, it should stay in the same spot until you move it off the the group unless the ground is slippery or something like that.


 

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