Friday, August 24, 2007

Pedro Completes Bosko's Bounces

Pedro finished all 3 of Bosko's dances and they are quite good.

My only criticism Pedro, is that they are a bit too stiff or mathematical.

For example, In the first one, you traced-back his front-view head as it tilts side to side. It looks like a moving cut-out. In the original, his head is slightly different as it moves. Keep it organic!

If anyone else has done the animation, put a link in the comments and I'll check 'em out.

Here's the original post:

I am gonna put another good test up today, Oswald's dance which will also help you understand animating to beats.


jhbmw007 said...

Hey John- I still haven't had a chance to do this exercise yet. But I did animate to beats in a simple animation that made it as a finalist in a contest on youtube. Please go here and vote for it!

It's the 1920's style one. I know it's lacking. I promise I'll do these exercises soon- hopefully I can come up with some better stuff-I only had 2 days to make this one.

Charlie J. said...

hey John,
I am dying to do this exercise, but i dont know what i should shoot the drawings together with. What should I use?

Anonymous said...

here's mine so far:

Bosko Arms-a-Wavin'

Bosko Arms-a-Flappin'

JohnK said...

Hi Art

the action looks right, but your timing is off.

It should be to a 12x beat. 2 beats per second.

The waving cycle should be 24x total, shot on 1s.

The flapping should be two bounces per beat-6x between each bounce.

Try reshooting them!

make a click track in flash that is a click every 12x (with flash running at 24x p second)

you then drop your animation in so that the bounces hit on the clicks-the beats!

Anonymous said...

I'll get right on that sir! thanx for the advice! I'll post another link when they're finished.

angello ///// said...

Hi John

here's my Bosco Animation...

Pedro Vargas said...

Thanks, John! You've been very helpful!

I've always wondered if those slight little differences in each drawing had an effect on the animation. I never thought it mattered, but apparently it does. I also noticed when I drew his feet all the same the animation felt kinda stiff and couldn't really feel the beats out as much, but now I know what to do.

I can't wait to do Oswald's dance!

Thanks again, John!

Drifta39 said...

What exactly is Bosko supposed to be?

bug said...

I might have posted this already but this is what I did on the bosko clip so far.

Ryan G. said...

Nice work Pedro! So John, whos it gunna be tomorrow. Couture or Gonzaga?

Anonymous said...

Hmm...I think I'm timing retarded. Bosko now hits his lowest point in the bounce every 12X, but it looks the same to me. What am I doing wrong? Help John!
Bosko Arm Flap 2

JohnK said...


it looks right to me

you have two many frames in the second wave of your arm wave cycle

Lethargic said...

As far as I can tell, Bosko is supposed to be a black man.

JoJo B. said...

Hey John,

Here's my Bosko arm wave animation:


roberto la forgia said...

this blog is fantastic

Anonymous said...

Okay, I fixed the wave cycle. Let me know what you think, John, and thanx for all of the help.
Bosko Arm Wave-Fixed

Matt B said...

I think I posted this a couple days ago, but just in case you didn't see it, here's what I've done of the exercise.

Captain Buckfish said...

Hi John,

Not finished the whole segment yet just wanted some advice on the clips so far.
There are two clips on my blog

Getting used to drawing his cheeky face now. Cant wait for lesson 2.

Guilherme said...

Hi John,

here are my exercises on bosko.

More exercises to come?