February '09 Challenge - Stickman's Day Out


#1

Inspired by EvilKillerFiggin, this month’s challenge is a Stickman animation. You don’t have to be as fancy as EvilKillerFiggin. You might want to try something more like Genete’s walking man -

It’s Stickman’s Day Out. What will he get up to? Show us!

Chris


#2

You mean something like this (not mine)?

youtube.com/watch?v=adV6bajoaz8

G.


#3

I was thinking more like youtube.com/watch?v=El-282S5xng
But if it’s got a stickman in it, it’s good.

Chris


#4

Now nobody can say that this challenge is difficult.
:slight_smile:
-G
GESticky-demo.gif
GESticky.sifz (2.41 KB)


Rigging a stickman.
#5

This is my entry… I almost loose my head doing it! :smiley:

mediafire.com/?yibmdjix4bp (OGG compressed 73KB)
mediafire.com/?gwly9f95gvo (AVI high quality 1,7MB)

Enjoy! :slight_smile:
-G


#6

Funny!

G.


#7

Classic!

And congratulations on finding a format that VLC can’t play! (the avi version)

Chris


#8

Doh!
Try this: mediafire.com/?rniyglgm1k0
:wink:
-G


#9

Simple and funny, well done!
(Same as Pixelgeek I couldn’t read the first avi, the second works… for info which codec did you use for the first one?)


#10

Thanks.
Ye I cannot open it with VCL but Totem and Mplayer open it nicely. The video info is this:
Properties.png

I created it just by opening the image sequence in Avidemux and save it to avi without any code change (just COPY) so it created a PNG codec for the movie.

-G


#11

This is what I have so far - took me waaaaay tooo long…


#12

Very funny!
Source please?

My entry:
youtube.com/watch?v=rJ3eoMAHRS4

It is a part of the Morevna Scene 20 animatic. With keyframe drafts it looks more sane - youtube.com/watch?v=cXcGrWpAuwM.

Source:20.zip (137 KB)


#13

Sure! :smiley:
-G
headless.sifz (5.4 KB)


#14

So, how long did this take you? I’m trying to create a half way decent walkcycle, but even for a stickman it takes for ever…

I tried to use the template you posted. However, exported values are not shown in the curves panel and the the values are not properly updated when changing the time… :frowning: I guess there are still some bugs that need to be fixed…

G.


#15

Try to use the Groups feature to select all the rotations at the same time. It helps a lot. The rotation layer is quite buggy on refresh ducks. I had to press repeatedly the refresh button to see the rotation ducks properly placed.

It took me about 30 minutes to do it.
-G


#16

Gerco:
Yes, check the Groups panel! Two more templates:
download.tuxfamily.org/morevna/b … ckman.sifz
download.tuxfamily.org/morevna/b … imple.sifz


#17

My entry for the february challenge, just in time…

youtube.com/watch?v=UNZivT5vwXg

Thanks to Genete and Zelgadis for the camera- and particles templates, and the lightning effect.

G.


#18

Cool!
Did you reuse my lighting animation or was it completely new?.
Poor stickman! :smiley:
-G


#19

I reused yours with some rotation, duplication, and stretching…

G.


#20

Poor stickman. He’s had a whole month to get up, and he’s not even got the car out of the garage…