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Cheetah run cycle by kidoho Cheetah run cycle by kidoho
This is a final project for my Drawing for Motion class. It still isn't due for another 3 or 4 weeks, but with buying a house and moving before finals, I'm just trying to get everything done early. So, go ahead a rip it apart or leave me nice little "good job"s or whatever.

Link to me: [link]
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:icondracosstarlight:
DracosStarlight Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Student Filmographer
amazing job man
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:iconkidoho:
kidoho Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks
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:icondracosstarlight:
DracosStarlight Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Student Filmographer
no prob
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JPLH Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
Can an EXCELLENT JOB do? I am very impressed O_O
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:icondoxie-doll:
Doxie-doll Featured By Owner May 22, 2006   Photographer
the hunch-back frame is off. a cheetah will swing its back legs full in front of its front, and plant them, almost in a sitting position.
You've got the hind legs far too far back for that frame
the rest looks pretty good. the tail could use some more movement.
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:iconkidoho:
kidoho Featured By Owner May 22, 2006   Digital Artist
Whoa. You went a digging way back! I did this probably almost two years ago. However, I do concur with everything you said, though I was trying to push things and bend that damn cat a little!
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Doxie-doll Featured By Owner May 23, 2006   Photographer
heh . . . sorry. searched run cycle because I was bored
I suppose I should look at your new stuff, huh?
yea, I can see that. good work.
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:iconinkthinker:
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
I'd add a frame before and after the key in which the back is curled at it's highest... Other than that I really dig it!
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:iconkidoho:
kidoho Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I've had some other suggestions to do that. Maybe it all means something....
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basakward Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004  Professional Filmographer
The cheetah design is wonderful! However, is it animated on twos? It seems a little choppy.. If it is, I'd do a tween between each frame and shoot it on ones.. If you can't do that, then yeah, I'd give him more air time, perhaps TWO frames more.. It really makes a difference because you have slightly varied timing which is more appealing to the eye.. In my opinion anyways.. ^_- It looks great though, man!
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:iconkidoho:
kidoho Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment. Actually, it is animated on ones. The entire cycle is 8 frames. Now I drew 12 total, put pulled four of them because things were too slow. But now I can see what you mean by more adding more lag in the air. I'll give it a shot and re-post it. So be sure to check back...
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Hey, that is seriously beautiful, but it lack ONE thing to make it look totally cheetahish =)

IRL, even without exageration, teh rear paws stretches even farther then the head when it runs... in ur animation it lacks a little bit of rear leg movement span, only thing taht bugs me. Otherwise, that animation is totally elite and merits a "1337" stamp approval!

(hmmm... maybe, MAAAYBE a little more air time... ... yes, a very big MAYBE ... can't be sure)
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:iconkidoho:
kidoho Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004   Digital Artist
The air time was initially even shorter - until I added two frames. It looked a lot better to me, so I left it. But, now that you mention it, maybe I'll go back in and add another frame or two.

Also, I didn't quite follow what you were trying to say about the rear legs.... Could you please clarify that for me?
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Simply put, when teh rear legs hits the ground, they crossed the front legs, and are thus situated more infront of the front legs =) it's a strange position, but cheetahs runs like that.

somewhat like this [link] but the rear legs keep extending until the reach teh ground.

I managed to get some exemples of what i mean from google image search

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BEST EXEMPLE

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O.o and an animated reference... look when the legs touch the ground [link]


In short, I just mean that there lacks an image when it lands. Look frame by frame what u posted after watching the photos, u'll see what I mean. (Technically)
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:iconkidoho:
kidoho Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004   Digital Artist
Man, you make me laugh! You really do have the "EYE". See, you shouldn't be worried at all about giving somebody crit. Not when you're willing to go to all the trouble to back up exactly what you're saying. That's just awesome! I got better feedback from you than most people in my animation class. I'll see what I can do.....
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004  Professional Filmographer
^^ np
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:iconkidoho:
kidoho Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004   Digital Artist
I'm gonna feel your pain next quarter. I have mostly layout classes, and no animation.... I guess we'll see how that goes. But, anywyas, thanks for the comment.
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Retriever Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004
NIce fast pace timing... man how i miss my animation class...(stretch and squash bla bla) ... The cheetah looks cool too...veri 'Disney' alike. :)
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