Intermediate 2D Animation - Flash Rigs

Here’s the result of today’s demo I did for my Intermediate 2D Animation course. I don’t show them rigs or tweens in the Intro course, because I want them to appreciate the short cuts. Plus frame by frame is versatile and looks nicer in most cases. And doing animation with tweens straight for the start leads to lazy and mechanical animations. 

Last week  I cleaned out my tumblr and ran into this sketch I did of Lisa Foiles… I don’t remember why I did it. Maybe style development? I was really into Dan Vs at the time, she totally has Elise’s hips.

Anyways, I’m trying to show more content on my tumblr and liked my mechanically tweened animation enough to share. I hope you enjoy! 

P.S. Don’t really like her elbows in this.

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stevraybro:

Toying around with new logo elements. I don’t know. 

I’ve got some comments about the black versions. A lot of logos will go through a black and white phase before they add colors to them, to make sure it works in all situations or variations. So for example some people said they like the second one, meaning the pink paintbrush texture logo, and not to choose the black version. None of the black versions are options. 

stevraybro:

Toying around with new logo elements. I don’t know. 

I’ve got some comments about the black versions. A lot of logos will go through a black and white phase before they add colors to them, to make sure it works in all situations or variations. 

So for example some people said they like the second one, meaning the pink paintbrush texture logo, and not to choose the black version. None of the black versions are options. 

Another Harlem Shake Video

I think we all knew that Harlem Shake was kind of a dumb craze. I did this video way after the craze was dead only to make the Slow Poke meme more potent. 

The joke is a rehashed on Another Gangnam Style Video. I saw a few comments asking me to make this a series, but honestly at that point the beating the horse joke was getting a little to beat up.

People enjoyed this one, and I’m glad. This was the end of my “let’s make crappy loops and try to squeeze it into a 30 second video for Youtube” phase.

Another Gangnam Style Video

This is probably my best lazy + creativity videos. The idea was basically in the moment thought that was simple enough to get made before I got tired of the joke. The animation is a minute long loop of  Psy is kicking a dead horse, a metaphor for how over played Psy’s number one hit was, Gangnam Style. 

I was shocked about how many didn’t know what the expression was or ment, and how many people thought I just hated horses.

Twerk It

I’m glad the people who watched it enjoyed this, but its probably my worst video in terms of content. It was originally a video I pitched to a local animator and college buddy Guttamind Animation, trying to push him to to expand outside of his Hip-Hop niche and into Pop music.

He wrote his own version of the joke with Jay Z masturbating to Miley. The theme remained the same, but you can really tell the difference in our humor here.

I tried to make a parallel with Miley and Amanda Bynes. Both were originally child stars known for a fictitious version of themselves. So it was a potshot at Miley trying to act mature and prove she’s not her Montanna self, and Amanda was just making fun of her state of mind.

Also  Shake it Bake it Booty Quake it. 

I realize my written commentaries sound a lot like “Sorry for my shitty cartoons.”

Oh Chell.

Ah, the most generic Portal cartoon of all time. It was a simple joke and kind of lazy thinking about it now. Its the easiest joke to make when it comes to Portal. I had hoped my the overall quality of animation and my limited after effects would help make it worth it.

For some it did, it got on the front page of Newgrounds before something with actual talent and creativty took it place, and it has over 150,000 views on YouTube now! 

Aside from the endless portal joke, the only thing I wish I didn’t do was white washed Chell. I didn’t realize she was a person of color and just kind of made her white by default. Sorry about that.

It does make me happy that people quote in the comments some of the "jokes" I wrote, like “That’s not very science of you”.

George Senior Loves Ice Cream

This was the first real attempt at an web cartoon. I had just binge watched some Arrested Development and really enjoyed the line. I decided to play off of that and expands.

The art style of the characters are based around Sit Down Shut Up a failed cartoon by the team that brought you Arrested Development. I also tried to make something unique out of the backgrounds. 

You can really see how bad I was at this at the time. My lip syncing doesn’t even start to work til “of MY LIFE!”. Its been like a year or so and its garnered 18,000 views on Youtube.

I also found out that royalty free music I used was also used for another internet video called Cool Guy.