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shinyfeather22 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student General Artist
@00:51Giggity.
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:iconmittenstheninjakitty:
@00:56Absolutely stunning. And cute!
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Urboros Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Artist
@00:32the toes tend to spread upon impact with the ground, when a bird pulls a foot from the ground the digits adduct together, as the foot comes back towards the ground the digits abduct to allow for a greater surface spread and stability of the step.
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wildspirit-celina Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:17this is amazing *.*
you did a great job with this
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MistingWolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:14Aaaah, I could watch this ALL day. :D Wish Download was an option. <3 This project is so awesome!!
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potassivm Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist
@00:23Holy crap!

Very impressive!!!
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A little progress shot of my thesis. 

Cinema 4D.

(Recorded from screen, so sorry if it's not always smooth when I turn the view.)
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:iconadruna-naoka1:
adruna-naoka1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what kind of programs did you used
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shinyfeather22 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student General Artist
@00:51Giggity.
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I like the heel feathers and how it looks from all the different angles. Again, really nice job! :D
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:iconmittenstheninjakitty:
@00:56Absolutely stunning. And cute!
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:iconbuzz-bomb:
buzz-bomb Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Awesome work, really great animation! Great follow through secondary movement. My only crit is maybe have a little more up and down in the body overall (at the hip), it seems to be lacking a little weight (though it's not always easy to tell with walkcycles? So I could be wrong). The timing of the leg is really good (with the little snap of the stamp down), like I said just a tad more up and down in the hip would prob sell the weight just that bit more. The movement of the head and tail have a really great sense of weight though! And the sims on the feathers is really nice dang
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Stargate38 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How many polys are there?
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:iconlara00:
Lara00 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sO WHEN IS THE MOVIE COMING?
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com90000 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
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Urboros Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Artist
@00:32the toes tend to spread upon impact with the ground, when a bird pulls a foot from the ground the digits adduct together, as the foot comes back towards the ground the digits abduct to allow for a greater surface spread and stability of the step.
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wildspirit-celina Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:17this is amazing *.*
you did a great job with this
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:iconautumnfen:
Autumnfen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet the final results will pop off the screen.
I'm bot scared and excited for that, amazing work
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Greyheart3 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
crap those beety little eyyes
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RyouYamiBakura Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
@01:17Wow this is just... wow. Well done! It's alive!!!
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killercandy15 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!!! this is great! the only thing I would suggest is to make the toes flick back before the leg moves forward again. some reptiles also like to curl their toes as they take steps. 
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Tsimmu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good. Which program are you using?
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:icontheanon13:
TheAnon13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Pretty awesome stuff. Though I think it could be sped up a bit, to make it seem less big and heavy... just my opinion though. :)
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:iconkaitou-kitsune:
Kaitou-kitsune Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:52I can only imagine how much time and effort went into this. Fantastic Job!
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:iconlordfell:
Lordfell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Impressive!
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:iconsesukka:
sesukka Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ei vitsi tää on hieno! Hyvää työtä!
Kuinka kauan tämmösen tekemiseen menee aikaa ?^^
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MatrixPotato Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dude this is epic!
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Neat
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:iconk9battlecry:
K9battlecry Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS!
There needs to be more realistic dinosaurs in the animation community, and i cant believe how wonderfully you have brought this Troodon to life! :) Well done i say! I hope you get flawless marks on your thesis!! :D
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Fair-Strife2 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
You might consider curling the fingers a bit, they kinda look strange just hanging there like that. Course I have no idea how that looks either or even if this variety of raptor does the hand curl so...

The black feathers seem very stark against the pale skin, you might consider different shades of brown or grey, unless this is a male then maybe a more colorful variety, as females and young tend to adapt color patterns for blending in with their environment and males for display purposes... you probably already know this, shutting up now.

PS I love tini raptors!
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Paperiapina Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the feedback! :) The feathers here are just wireframes, as this was recorded as a screen capture instead of actual rendering. In the end the feathers will look about like this: papermonkeyism.tumblr.com/post…
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Kauriana Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, this is beautiful! Looks like that hard work is paying off!
I'm quite certain that I don't know nearly as much about animation or theropods as you do, but the only critique I can think to offer is that the forward/backward motion of the head appears a little too exaggerated in relation to the movement of the chest. (Then again, that's pretty appropriately birdlike, so maybe that's intentional and I'm just silly.)
Regardless, beautiful work! I hope the rest of the thesis doesn't give you too much trouble!
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MistingWolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:14Aaaah, I could watch this ALL day. :D Wish Download was an option. <3 This project is so awesome!!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Those feathers look great!

A little tip about animating theropods: don't make the foot hit the ground so slowly, give it a bit of a snap, and immediately splay the toes from one frame to the next or two frames later. Then you get a nice sense of some weight in there, as well as a very bird-like motion.

Examples:Oviraptor Exercise by pearlzu Spinosaurus walk cycle by maccollo


Also some live-animal footage that might help (download the Arkive videos in quicktime format to be able to frame through it one frame at a time)
www.arkive.org/raven/corvus-co… Ravens
greenscreenanimals.com/detail.… high-def frame-by-frameable footage of a chicken walking
www.arkive.org/southern-ground… Southern Ground Hornbills
 
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:iconpaperiapina:
Paperiapina Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I have a bad habit of animating as if in slow motion when I do 3D. ^^;

Thanks for the feedback! 8)
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
I had that, too. It's a hard habit to get over ^^; move your key poses closer to each other, that might help.

(the more I look at your animation, the more I realize that rig is amazing!)

My pleasure! I eagerly look forward to more! :)
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Devinital Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It all seems very natural and smooth; like I'm watching the real animal in motion.
And the anatomy all seems to be there, its clear you did your research. But there is also your own style incorporated into it.
Over all, well done. :clap:
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potassivm Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist
@00:23Holy crap!

Very impressive!!!
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool to show the rigging of this thing. This type of animation always seemed to complicated to me, yet the more complete product looks so well done. So how long did it take you to get this far?
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:iconloucathwil:
Loucathwil Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can feel the weight in the feet as it walks :)
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:iconnikaleles:
Nikaleles Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THE TAIL
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:iconcombak:
Combak Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Impressive!

Two quick questions:
What exactly is your thesis?
Are the feathers supposed to look very thin?
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:iconpaperiapina:
Paperiapina Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
My thesis will be about how dinosaurs are portrayed in media, and to make my own dinosaur as a commentary (and to show that I can animate).

The feathers are just a wireframe in this, as this is just screen capturing instead of full render. The actual feathers will look like this in the end: papermonkeyism.tumblr.com/post…
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:iconcombak:
Combak Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Ah, very cool!

So they are thinner than they will be! Good! And the actually view looks really, really cool!
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:iconfurrama:
Furrama Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   Digital Artist
If I had any critique it would be to make it land on his/her pads a little harder. Maybe make the pads flatten out a bit. 
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Han-Wik Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I've been following your progress all the way, and have to say your efforts, blood, sweat and tears have paid off.
It may not be complete yet, but your design is stunning, your attention to anatomy always shines through, and the movement realistic and fluid. I love small theropods, and this specimen is so handsome with its dark eyes, slim features and markings!
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Great work! I love how the movements of all body parts mix in a believable way, and just the smoothness of it. And the feathers are done beautifully!
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Sky-Lily Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my GOD, this is so beautifully done.  I've never seen such an amazingly fluid animated troodon.  In my opinion it surpasses some of the best animations I'd seen on educational T.V. specials.

I especially appreciate all the angles you did this in.  So complete and enjoyable to look at.  His movements as well as his anatomy and those mind-blowingly done feathers are pleasantly believable.  I love drawing troodons, myself, and I was hoping you wouldn't mind if I occasionally use this as a rough reference for the anatomy and movement of my own sketches?
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Paperiapina Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww, shucks!
Feel free to use this as reference, if you like. :) Though, I got the forearm teeeeeeny tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiny bit too long, as I only had a side view skeletal silhouette as my guide when I built this. There might be small detail that are slightly off.
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Sky-Lily Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn coding.
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ADragonSoul Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.. this is really really good :D abosutly a great job :clap:
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BluePawProductions Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   General Artist
WOW, :D That's really great! The way the flesh moves is really realistic.
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ElementalSpirits Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want to say that I love how you've got those feathers to move, they flow so beautifully. The whole thing is nice though, I can't see anything that really sticks out as wrong.
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Wolframclaws Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! The movements are really dynamic.
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Oreochema Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is fantastic! Have you used any other animation softwares? I dabble with Poser, but I'm looking at others, too, and was wondering if you had any recommendations?
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Paperiapina Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
3D? I've used couple. Autodesk Maya is the industry standard, I've understood. I've used that for animating when I was in practical training in an animation studio, and it works nicely. This dinosaur was done with Cinema 4D, and I really like modelling with it, but it's pretty hard to find good tutorials of it, and I had troubles with UV mapping and rigging. Blender is a free program and seems to work pretty nicely, though I haven't used it much. I've also used Autodesk 3Ds Max, and I remember it being pretty nice program too, although it was forever ago so I might not be the best person to talk about that (it was the time before Autodesk bought Maya).
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Oreochema Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Autodesk Maya seems to be the go-to for many people. I've heard a lot of good things about it. A lot of the reviews say it has a rather steep learning curve because of all of the features, but I think I'd like to give it a try. Thank you for all the info! :)
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