June - July '11 Challenge - Use the new Advance Outlines


#1

We’ve got some cool new features in Synfig 0.63.00. How about trying out the new advanced outlines and seeing what you can come up with?

Chris


#2

Yo!
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#3

Here’s my entry, (looks like Tex Avery’s Red Hot Riding Hood):

Love love love the advanced outline features. The sliding width ducks are freakin amazing.
redhood.sifz (11.3 KB)


#4

I love it!
-G


#5

Me too! :mrgreen:


#6

Thanks guys! I am releasing this under a Creative Commons license. You are free to copy, distribute, transmit, adapt, and make commercial use of the work. I cleaned up the outline a little bit in this version:


bluehood.sifz (11.3 KB)


#7

Bravo DarthFurby :smiley:
I have two entries for this challenge, a small snake, and the leaves of my other post.

The snake : http://www.vimeo.com/25270390
It was harder to do than I thought!
It’s made with “width ducks” moving on Bline. But there are a lot of distortions, I had to make the head separately, or it was distorted. :frowning:

The leaves : https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BzP3O3afEG04NGE4MTgwMjgtOTJhYS00MTk1LThiZWMtMjZjOTI0ZGJiMmRk&hl=fr
(I could not upload the video on Vimeo, because the file was too small)
serpent00.sifz (11.4 KB)
feuilles6.sifz (6.93 KB)


#8

@ mad0:
Very convincing snake! I love the idea of the diamonds using the advanced outline.
Regarding to distortions, if the ratio (width)/(curvature radius) is too big, the outline renderer produces artefacts on the inner corners. I’ve not found a good way to solve it.

And the leaves are so nice too! Thanks for participate!

@DarthFurby: Great improvements. Very nice from you to release under CC license.
I’ve noticed one render artefact when adding the blue light filter.

Adding a 3x3 supersample layer solves it. :mrgreen:

-G


#9

Hello,
Thank you genete :slight_smile:
I have one last entry, a horse made with B-Lines. I thought it would make the animation much easier … But it’s still very hard! (I forget often to quit the animation mode when I should :blush: )
The walk cycle is a bit jerky - and the horse is not perfect, but it was just a test.
https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BzP3O3afEG04NWQ2NmI0MTItMDYwYy00ZmI3LWEzMTgtNmVkMjEyOGJhMWIz&hl=fr
Bline_horse.sifz (13.8 KB)


#10

Wow! :open_mouth:
I can’t believe it is done only with Advanced Outlines!
Sure it is difficult to animate because it is not suit to produce fills but outlines! :smiley:
-G


#11

Hi mad0, I am blown away by that horse! I can’t believe that was done with outlines! I would think it would much easier to animate with outlines since you have a lot less points to worry about? The snake is impressive too. Your projects are far more sophisticated than my primitive attempts with the new advanced outline feature. I will be studying your files, thanks for sharing them.


#12

Hey Genete, thanks for tipping me off to the supersample layer. Never even knew it existed or what it would’ve been for. I’m a GIGANTIC Synfig newb, but love discovering these new things.


#13

Thank you DarthFurby
My idea was to make a sort of stick figure, and I agree with you, this horse is certainly easier to animate.
But I do too many mistakes, I must start again two or three times!
I used this image in the background:http://blaine901.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/horse-walking600.jpg


#14

this is incomparable with mad0 or DarthFurby’s works: it’s only to try the new advanced outlines (and to laugh a little):
boca nueva outline.gif
boca nueva outline.sifz (3.84 KB)


#15

Ha ha, nice one!
you can try to make it talk in a side only!
-G
boca-nueva-outline-1.gif


#16

Ha, ha, it’s ever more funny.

This is another attempt to use the advenced outlines:
Bill Murray2.gif


#17

Fun is one of the keys of cartoon animation and :laughing: this challenge is getting funny :laughing: I like it.

my version jc-advanced-outline.gif


#18

Ha ha, nice one Jcome!
-G