What does /co/ think?
The animation looks like something than you'd expect from a solo flash animator on youtube with no formal training. But at least the general art style is a step up from the last short.
I gotta agree. The situation is interesting for some episodic stuff but the way these low quality shorts are going its just not good. Its overly childish like what I expect to see on Nick Jr.
I don't see half of those in this short. Everything moves at the exact same speed at all times no matter what it is. Everything is made of weightless circles just sliding around the screen.
Things accelerate and decelerate properly in the short. They don't just go from: Still>Constant Moving Speed>Still
They go: Still>Slower Moving Speed>Faster Moving Speed>Slower Moving Speed>Still
With all the appropriate secondary action.
Yeah. It's not supposed to do that. Every transition is the exact same number of frames. So they checked the "ease-in-out" box on all their auto tweens. That's not how animation works.
No. Almost every single frame is clearly a new drawing. See pic, which also demonstrates most of the principles I mentioned.
No, the total number of individual drawings is higher (far fewer held frames), but the rate at which they're running here is like 12-15 fps instead of the standard 24-30.
With jumps, the slow-in/out applies to the anticipation ("winding up the spring"), followed by a quick release. Though >>79678607 correctly pointed out a bad jump, most of the jumps are handled properly.
Anon, stop. Stop. What is going on here? Did you work on this? Did your friend work on it? Because these comments are CLEARLY not coming from a place of actual understanding.
>Art style literally just becomes SU lite with tweening
Can't seem to aynthing SU related it unless you are talking about the dog-nut poster in the background or something? and that was only present in the pilot I think so it's probably an inside joke between Sugar and JQ
I'm a professional animator and I think this looks great for a web/TV animation. Obviously it's no feature film level, but that's a given. Only problem is that the timing in some of the shots is too floaty, some movements are very smooth and slow when they need to be snappy and quick, which would be easier to animate and look better.
But overall the short is really fun and lively, the Yotta guys did a great job.
I worked a bit with them but wasn't good enough I guess :(
It does, I'm feeling the same way. Also the characters feel slightly annoying but Adventure Time and Gravity Falls also felt slightly annoying (and still do periodically). Nowadays I often end up judging both shows silentlyI but I had some good fun rinbetween. So this show will get its fair chance before it might be judged through a hyperaggressive, irrational tantrum by yours truly.
Ah I remember how I silently judged the Steven Universe promo art of the pilot since I thought the protag would be a teenager or young adult. So always give a fair chance.
Yeah the voices are kinda annoying, and is Rad voiced by Ian JQ himself? The only not annoying voice is the girls and that only because she is a really mild character up to this point. I really digged the boss from the pilot though