Project Annie...In Motion!

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  1. Skullmageddon

    Skullmageddon Well-Known Member

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    This is the place to share and discuss everything and anything that's both Annie and animated! Have an Annie animation that you'd like to share with the world? Post it here! Want to try animating something but don't know where to start? Ask questions here! Want to simply discuss ideas and thoughts regarding Annie and her animations? Discuss things here!

    For those of you who are interested in actually producing Annie related animations, please use the following image as the default standard for both Annie's size and the dimensions of your workspace;

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    Annie_stand_idle_reference.png


    The image is 1922 x 968. You can work in whatever dimensions you choose as long as Annie is the same size, though I would recommend working with the dimensions provided. Make sure you full-size the image before saving it to your computer. All credit goes to @Mysterygamer3k for developing this reference.

    Animations are entirely produced in Photoshop. If enough people are interested I'll produce a guide for the animation process. I'll also begin to archive and organize anything that anyone produces and posts here.

    Below are the three Annie animations that I've produced thus far:

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    I'll keep the original post archived below for now :)

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    You may not know who I am DDB, but I've lurked these forums for long enough to know who you are. Anyways, this one's for you (set as spoiler for size):


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    AnnieIdleFinalOpt.gif


    This is just a little animation I did for fun. I love Skullgirls and I love animation, so why not combine my two loves, right? This is at half scale, animated in Photoshop.

    EDIT: I'll continue to update this post with additional animations and changes that I make to previous animation cycles

     
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  2. Ruin

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    one step closer to world domannietion
     
  3. Zidiane

    Zidiane Doing my best

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    Wow, that's pretty good. That idle would annoy me, but the animation's very nice.
     
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  4. Skullmageddon

    Skullmageddon Well-Known Member

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    Heh thanks. Yeah, it really is quite annoying to watch...and that's coming from the guy who animated it lol
     
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  5. Zidiane

    Zidiane Doing my best

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    Kinda wanna see her do Sakura's win pose now.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. DukeMagus

    DukeMagus Not A Duke; THE Duke

    Boyo... DDB will love you even more than i like Spacewhale for the mega man awesome art.
    DDB will worship you as a demigod

    this could be dangerous
     
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  7. Skullmageddon

    Skullmageddon Well-Known Member

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    My Body is Ready
     
  8. Clawsome Bombs

    Clawsome Bombs H E I S T B O Y S before GTAV lol

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    Looks like the D Man hasn't seen this yet. I'll summon him with an ancient ritual chant known to call him from even the deepest depths:

    ANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEandyANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIEANNIE
     
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  9. Broseidon Rex

    Broseidon Rex POWER UP!

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    I shall assist!
    @DDB I AM THE BIGGEST ANNIE FAN OF THEM ALL!

    On topic, that's some good animation.
     
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  10. Detective Q

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    I literally just started to watch Samurai Jack one hour ago. This can’t be a mere coincidence.

    Aku, your miserable schemes are revealed! Bow yourself to the power of the robot detective that is me, or you will be destroyed!

    ...

    Nice Sprite by the way. But I still oppose you, fiend! Your end is nigh! Using Annie as your cover to win the support of the fans, how pitiful! I will not forget this.
     
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  11. DDB

    DDB Annie Train into Callie Station!

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    I...
    I...
    I...

    OH MY GOD.

    I...

    I'M ACTUALLY ALMOST TEXTLESS.

    YOU.
    YOU ARE THE CHOSEN ONE.
    THE ONES THE STARS TOLD ME ABOUT.
     
  12. BrandX+

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    Have you shown this to Lab Zero? This is actually fantastic.
     
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  13. Kawalorn

    Kawalorn Aka Oni

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    I like that sas in her idle. The perfect "I'm better than you" ammount in that to give the perfect Annie personality.

    I still wanna see more Annie as a veteran of countless wars.
     
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  14. Mike_Z

    Mike_Z Defender of the Night Lab Zero

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    He has now.

    This is well made - the animation work is pretty good!
    But she's a super-old hugely talented fighter, she wouldn't have nervous-schoolgirl-how-I-use-sword face, stance, or grip, IMO, not even to fake it.

    Now all we need is another animator and some volunteer cleanup people, and we can have Annie directed by Lab Zero. :^P
     
  15. Mitju

    Mitju PEACOCK

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    Wow... Just... Wow...
    Well, Persona said "If you really love Annie, make her and we'll put her in..."
    THAT MEANS....
     
  16. juju_for_president

    juju_for_president Top-Hatted Assassin

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    The animation on this is incredible. The actual idle animation concept seems a little weird to me, as it seems like kind of a sassy and/or joy hip sway, but a completely deadpan facial expression, but regardless, it looks fantastic!
     
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  17. DukeMagus

    DukeMagus Not A Duke; THE Duke

    and it mimics Alex's style pretty well.

    do send it to them!
     
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  18. DukeMagus

    DukeMagus Not A Duke; THE Duke


    YOU HEARD THE MAN @DDB AND @Skullmageddon . THERE IS A CHANCE!

    now seriously, maybe after mecha-fortune we might get new chars, so why not?
     
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  19. DARKNESSxEAGLE

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  20. BrandX+

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    At this rate, this just fueled DDB. I'm pretty sure with these new assets, DDB will make her somehow happen.
     
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  21. Phish Food o3o

    Phish Food o3o Yu Wan 2015

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    I was already looking at this thread going "Did he do what I hoped?"
    You please me very much. I especially like how you did the sword's movement.
     
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  22. DDB

    DDB Annie Train into Callie Station!

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    Do you realize what you've become the catalyst of, you beautiful creature?
     
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  23. Skullmageddon

    Skullmageddon Well-Known Member

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    Heh thanks :)

    Yeah, I'm actually not too up to date on what her character is like when it comes to personality and characteristics. I just kind of animated what I thought would look good, but you're right in saying that it probably isn't the best match for her character.
     
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  24. Skullmageddon

    Skullmageddon Well-Known Member

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    I'm well aware :)
     
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  25. BrandX+

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    Just talk to DDB. He probably has a better idea. pft.
     
  26. DDB

    DDB Annie Train into Callie Station!

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  27. Skullmageddon

    Skullmageddon Well-Known Member

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    Lol I wish it were that easy. But hey, get enough like-minded people together and anything can happen, right? ;)
     
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  28. BrandX+

    BrandX+ ~Sinning in Vegas by the day~

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    Honestly, I would love ya guys forever if you guys were to make Annie happen. I want a fucking third character already (Nobody else fits my taste) pft.
     
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  29. Skullmageddon

    Skullmageddon Well-Known Member

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    I still think this makes her seem a little more timid and less experienced than she actually is, perhaps even more so than in my animation. I actually have an idea for a better idle, maybe i could sketch it out later...
     
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  30. Skullmageddon

    Skullmageddon Well-Known Member

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    Hey, if we got permission and a little one-on-one support from a certain group of people I'd totally take the lead on such a venture :)
     
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  31. Sanger Zonvolt

    Sanger Zonvolt Best Marie in NA

    Amazing work here sir, I too appreciate this as much as DDB.

    One day...
     
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  32. DDB

    DDB Annie Train into Callie Station!

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    It also seems like Sagan should be incorporated into the idle, as well. He is her number one partner, after all.
     
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    Just take the money from Robo Fortune and put it towards Annie, nobody likes her anyway #Kappa


    I feel that Annie would be kind like Sol Badguy in terms of attitude, maybe a little more upbeat, but dead serious:

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  34. Maji

    Maji Well-Known Member EightySixed Staff

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    You guys are making her idle too cute, it's like you guys don't even get the point of her character. She's supposed to fight like a seasoned and burly fighter (which is to contrast her cute appearance), not one who can barely lift her weapon. It should be something more like Genjuro or Hanzo, at least in tone.
    Genjurongbc.gif Hanzohattoriss3.gif

    Edit: Sorry, I didn't mean to come across like a dick, it's not bad, it's just a bit out of character.
     
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  35. Skullmageddon

    Skullmageddon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's a good reference

    I originally had sagan in the idle, but when researching her it seemed like most of her moves wouldn't involve him. Since she usually holds him in her hands, it seemed to me like it would make more sense for him to only appear when she needs him for combat (so for specific moves)
     
  36. Mike_Z

    Mike_Z Defender of the Night Lab Zero

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    ALSO NO. That's even more "How does this big heavy sword work Mister Man?" What's with the gosh darned knock-kneed thing? They both have it!
    Now I'm not Alex, but she'd stand like she's been using that sword for a hundred years. [edit: Because she has been!]
    Sol and Genjuro are closer to what I saw, or Ukyo or Johnny or anyone that's supposed to be a badass.
     
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  37. Goodbye18000

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    Naw, you all have it wrong. Annie's idle should be somethin' like this.

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  38. Maji

    Maji Well-Known Member EightySixed Staff

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    Martial Masters idles are fucking bonkers man.
     
  39. Uzumakihero

    Uzumakihero still can't get to Framingham

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  40. SanoBaron

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    I dont really see a problem with annie being knock kneed.
     

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