Friday, August 03, 2007
Push and Pull (WIP) : Cleaning up linear
Nope! I said NO.... No updates to show you guys right now. I'm in linear tangents and cleaning up the mess. You know, in stepped it doesn't look like a mess, but once you interpolate it starts becoming a mess. Thats the reason I wanted to keep this animation in stepped. I like the 2d feel of stepped tangents. Yeah I know, I'm inspired by Keith and his two second animation, which is a final animation in stepped. Its really cool and 2d-ish.
Honestly speaking, I hate this 'fixing graph' business. And after reading keith's posts, I've started to hate them even more (now don't get me wrong, he is not telling people to hate them!). It makes me feel sick, and this is the part of CG animation that I hate the most. Fixing those god damn f-curves is not-t-tt-ttt animation. I just don't consider that a part of this art, which we call 'animation'. Yeah of course you fix a lot of of stuff in there in the spaghetti box and refine the overall motion, but its REALLY boring (for me! and maybe for you too). It drives me insane. And the worst is yet to come - When I enter the spline mode; where I'll be found cleaning up those 'computer poop' in the GE. Clean up business takes forever and sometimes I really feel like blowing up my computer. Ah! yeah, yeah, I know that every CG animator has to do this and thats what I'm doing right now. And yes, I'll just clean up the important parts of the character body and a few important attributes, and will leave the rest as it is.
Keep visiting! I'll post an update soon!
p.s. And if I feel really bored and sick, I'll just finalize the animation in stepped and enjoy my cool 2d feel... but I don't think I'll do that! Lets see.. ;) Right now, I'm tired and I haven't finished reading my Harry Potter book. So for now, I'll be reading that! (relief....) HAHAHA.... Wow!Now I'm noticing.. I've written this LONG post just to tell you guys how much I hate working in the Graph Editor. LOL... How silly am I...