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Re: New animations

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Federalist marshal wrote:For the first time in awhile I've made some in-between frames again, this time two frames for the javelineer's attack animation. They're the 2nd and 4th frames in this gif animation; I've found that it might work with or without the final frame.
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You now that this is no slashing animation, but a pointing one?
So, number 2 seems to be useless, since in Wesnoth units never atack in West/East direction. (A south or north one would be more useful.)
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Re: New animations

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what about the standing animations? animating flags, capes or fires is necesary? i think that it is....check this test on pillager......
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rhyging5 wrote:what about the standing animations? animating flags, capes or fires is necesary? i think that it is....check this test on pillager......
Main reason that hasn't been done - no-one's stepped forward to do so and everyone's focusing more on attack animations. That fire looks pretty good though :)
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Well, A couple units already have standing/idle animations like the thief line and I think some others.
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That looks awesome! I think if you wanted to make it even better, you could (maybe this is better to be done via halo so as to not mess up the TC but) show how the light variates with the flame? Like brighten the pixels that would have the light from the flame in reference to the flames movements, I hope that made sense?
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Re: New animations

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Mirion147 wrote:That looks awesome! I think if you wanted to make it even better, you could (maybe this is better to be done via halo so as to not mess up the TC but) show how the light variates with the flame? Like brighten the pixels that would have the light from the flame in reference to the flames movements, I hope that made sense?

thanks! but i have the handicap of de language, then, in which frame and how you might put more intensify?
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rhyging5 wrote:what about the standing animations? animating flags, capes or fires is necesary?
As Cloud pointed out, the only reason that only some units have standing/idle animations is because that other unit animations are more important to complete, and so no one focused on doing the standing ones. If that is what you would like to do, give it a go.
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The animation looks pretty good to me - the dfficulty with this particular unit is that that animated nature needs to be applied to all the frames, not just the base frame - it's something jet's had in mind for a while, but i think he was waiting til after he'd replaced the wolves first...
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Re: New animations

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turuk says: As Cloud pointed out, the only reason that only some units have standing/idle animations is because that other unit animations are more important to complete, and so no one focused on doing the standing ones. If that is what you would like to do, give it a go.[/quote]

it' clear to me that standing animations almost no interest to anyone ..... You have not even bothered to review the test Impaler ..... So...I do not care to contribute in this line....
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rhyging5 wrote:it' clear to me that standing animations almost no interest to anyone ..... You have not even bothered to review the test Impaler ..... So...I do not care to contribute in this line....
What? No! Please, make standing animations. People may not be interested in making them, but people are very interested in seeing them made. They add a lot to the game. :-)
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melinath wrote:What? No! Please, make standing animations. People may not be interested in making them, but people are very interested in seeing them made. They add a lot to the game. :-)
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Just because I personally rate attack animations over standing and idle animations, does not mean you should. Standing and idle will get more exposure than attack anims ever will. Please carry on the good work
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rhyging5 wrote:it' clear to me that standing animations almost no interest to anyone ..... You have not even bothered to review the test Impaler ..... So...I do not care to contribute in this line....
Huh? You are grossly misinterpreting what we are saying. What people were trying to tell you is that the area has been overlooked previously in the focus on other animations, but it is certainly an area that we would like to see progress in. As others have noted, please continue. The lack of critique on the Goblin Pillager (which I guess is what you meant by Impaler?) has nothing to do with us not wanting you to do the work.
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Re: New animations

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rhyging5 wrote:what about the standing animations? animating flags, capes or fires is necesary? i think that it is....check this test on pillager......
Animations like this are very welcome. :) We're not personally working on it, but it's just because we're so busy - we'd love someone else (like you) to take it on.

One major request, though - make the creatures 'breathe' in the animation, like in a fighting game. The flame you have there is great, if you can combine that with making the creature move a bit, too, we'll be set.
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Jetrel wrote:
rhyging5 wrote:what about the standing animations? animating flags, capes or fires is necesary? i think that it is....check this test on pillager......
One major request, though - make the creatures 'breathe' in the animation, like in a fighting game. The flame you have there is great, if you can combine that with making the creature move a bit, too, we'll be set.
I'm certainly not one to tell the art director how to direct art, but...that sort of requires every single unit in the game to have breathing animations for consistency, no? There aren't any other units with fire, so just having the fire animated doesn't make the unit stand out as odd...but if its chest is heaving and it's the only unit on the field like that, wouldn't it be a little glaring? It's going to take years to animate them all like that.
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A-Red wrote:I'm certainly not one to tell the art director how to direct art, but...that sort of requires every single unit in the game to have breathing animations for consistency, no? There aren't any other units with fire, so just having the fire animated doesn't make the unit stand out as odd...but if its chest is heaving and it's the only unit on the field like that, wouldn't it be a little glaring?
I presume the plan would be to eventually have all units do that.
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