Many of the people who read this blog also read my web comic, This is Pi Day.
With any project that starts to blossom into a life of it’s own, an a guy tends to spend a bit of time contemplating where you might take it to bring it up to a new level. Do you expand to reach for new audience? Or do you plug away at something that seems to be working and hope for incremental exposure? Do you hit deep for something completely left field? Or do you try for an easier on base run. (Sports metaphors have never really been my thing.)
Well, don’t quite set your PVRs quite yet, but I was inspired to try my hand at some basic animation:
Obviously, a running animation.
I think the next step might be to try creating a short video, say 10 seconds, using some very basic animation techniques. That sounds pretty pathetic, but 10 seconds of fully animated video would amount to 240 individual drawings… whereas this little running animation is 12 frames on a loop, and only the legs are animated.
So more. Lots more work.
There are shortcuts, of course, but that’s biting off a big chunk of work.
Or… this might just be a puff of smoke in the wind. Again… do you focus on the steady, incremental build, or do you aim for the stars?