Brandon Clark wrote:That's why you click the smooth button. Only drawback is you gotta be careful with it or else it makes things too thin so that it erases some parts of the lines, but you can always go back and edit it to perfection. It also takes 10 times longer. But looks 10 times better.
Also I noticed at alot of points characters were needlessly redrawn. If you're trying to do 100% fbf then why were there only like 2 different camera angles in the whole show? You might as well make some stock symbols of the characters at a typical 3/4 view. You also may wan't to try animating some actual lip sync. And.. You need voice actors.
Graphics aside I did think this was sort of boring. It felt very streched out, and I didn't care for what the characters said or did. Except at one point where three of them are in a camera room making fun of themselves when suddenly the dumb guy bursts out with a slam on anime. Why can't all lines be funny and spontaneous like that? (Not all the time of course but more freqently, you know what I mean)
For the...unsmooth lines, I'll go and try that. I've done it a couple times in the past, and like you said, clicking that smooth button one too many times can sort of screw up the line or erase it completely. I have no excuse for that anyway because it's not like I've never done this before or didn't know the smooth button existed.
As far as redrawing and camera angles go, this wasn't the kind of episode I could really showcase or practice any of that stuff with. This was meant to be one of the old ones with the old designs, but I decided to go ahead and start the frame-by-frame. Next episode, however, does give me a lot
more of a chance to do more angles, backgrounds, animation segments, etc., because the episode is really more action-based. I mean, there's humor, of course, but it's an action episode. So that'll give me a great opprotunity to toy with what you're talking about.
The thing is though, I'm not trying to be some professional animator and cartoonist. I'm really just trying to entertain, whether it be with humor, action, animation, or...tampon-eating...whatever genre that may fall into. Don't get me wrong, I care about quality, I'm just not going to go all out and make some super-awesome tons of shading and gradients with constant animation cartoon. And after all, I am "some punk kid who has better things he should be worrying about," but I do hope to get into the animation business and this is just something to practice, I guess you could say. Something to hone my skills and to showcase. Don't think I'm just blowing off your advice, though; I enjoy getting comments like that because rarely do people tell me how to make my work better. My forum is about 99% "OMG ur awxsome lolol!! make mor!" and that just gives the general idea that I'm doing everything right. And I know I'm not. But yes, thank you for the advice, I'll try to apply it to future episodes.