Monday, 29 August 2011

Mc 15: Animal antics

Oh, oobee doo, I wanna be like you, ooh-ooh!!

This fortnight's challenge is to animate a human that moves like an animal. The reason I say human, is that I welcome the idea that there have been many both 2d and 3d entries. Whether its a 3d rig, or a drawn human biped, it is to be based on a human biped. inspiration for this comes from the background work Disney artists did to discover who Tarzan was. There is a link on youtube you may currently visit, where Disney legend Glen Keane talks about this research. Click here to view.
There is also a lovely clip in Jungle Book where Mowgli imitates walking like an elephant. I know there is also a great clip somewhere of Moom or Stewie acting like a dog. If anyone knows a clip can be found, please forward me a message and I will create a link.

Now the type of animal is up to you. It could be a swinging monkey, a landing/flying bird, a prancing deer. If objects are added, it could be a snail (ask how yourself how to make him crawl along) or even a butterfly or a fish. The option is up to you. Although accepted, as the Tarzan clip shows the challenge also does not need to be a cycle.

Please be aware that rigs are often not designed to walk on all fours, so testing is advised before thumbnailing etc. Keeping it simple and stylized is also advised. Its a human anatomy so differences will appear. The test is making these differences work in your favour to form an appealling animation.

Usual rules apply. Approximately 100-125f, 16 by 9 ratio. Challenge runs til 12th September. Please check the 'How to Participate' section for more details about submitting.



  1. Please tell me you meant to say 12th September cause I really wanna take part in this challenge.

  2. Wow, I don't even know where to begin on this one... I wish I'd known about it yesterday before I spent all day at the zoo drawing animals, I could have planned! Well, it will certainly be a challenge. Looking forward to it.

  3. yes i did arnold, good luck with the challenge!

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