Friday, September 18, 2009

Let's have a VOTE

So from time to time I get e-mails and comments asking about continuing tutorials on this blog. While I would love to be able to continue to do the same volume of tutorials that i once did, I have to be realistic with myself. When I started this blog my time was much more free and open, now, not so much as I am sure all of you have noticed.
But, the initial purpose of this blog was to spread information that I have learned from either people I respect, or just figuring the stuff out so that others could have the same access to, specifically, 2D knowledge. I would love to strike a compromise, so here's the plan. Right now I am on some downtime, waiting for my next job to start and I'd love to do a simple tutorial. So I am going inquire for your vote as to what that tutorial will be about. here are some options:
- Arcs
- Overlap/Follow Through
- Spacing
- How to Turn stuff
- Timing
- Posing and interesting Breakdowns

Just a few to suggest-- but do me a favor and place your vote in the comments section, I'll tally the votes and consider how much time I have to devote to the tutorial and then go from there. Sound good?

45 comments:

Patrick Semple said...

Posing and interesting Breakdowns

or

just an idea but it would be cool if you could do something on timeing keys to dialogue. that would be awesome if you could do that.

awesome sauce.

chaz said...

I'd vote for something technical

"How to turn stuff"

I imagine it's more of a draftmanship, solid drawing sort of thing.

Over time I'd like to see how you would go about teaching everything you suggested, so it doesn't really matter to me what you start out with. I am also teaching friends the animation basics, and it's always nice to see someone else's approach to those topics.

Bill Robinson said...

How to turn stuff sounds interesting to me as well!

Tim Moen said...

i always think its difficult to pose out a scene where a character is walking around...how much anticipation for him to take a step is too much? people walk/pace around when they talk and its like hard to make that look natural i think. i dont know what to classify that as. full body shot of a character in coversation, kinda shuffling around. a tutorial on that would be sick.

Marty Walker said...

Hey

I've been lurking around this blog for a while.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on "how to turn stuff"

- Tim - said...

VOTE: How to turn stuff

Can't animate everything on flat planes now can we?

Matthew Long said...

Posing and interesting Breakdowns

Maybe with a little bit of spacing thrown in for where to place the breakdowns.

Omar said...

how to turn stuff, or posing
glad your back to doing the tutorials
Looking forward to the frog!

Guillermo said...

Posing and interesting breakdowns, please!

samacleod said...

turning stuff

David Childers said...

turning stuff please

Martin W. said...

timing please. and tunrning stuff would be my fecond fav.
thx!

JKG said...

"Posing and interesting breakdowns" please

then... if not too much asked :)

..."How to turn stuff" (this might be close to the first one, since a breakdown might show how to turn stuff ^^)

Thanks a lot for asking and giving us such an opportunity to learn from you.

Marcus said...

timing!

JP said...

How to turn stuff please! I suck at drawing camera moves on my storyboards and need to improve! :)

Serena said...

Timing, most definitely! And by the way, thank you so much for even taking the time to share your knowledge :)

PQ! said...

Great Idea, how to turn stuff or posing and interesting breakdowns would be really cool.

Henk said...

Posing and interesting breakdowns would be my prime choice.

AK said...

how to turn stuff

Rafi said...

how to turn stuff

all the cg guys give great tips on the other stuff you mentioned (which would be great to hear form you as well), but they don't give you any drawing tips. I always have a problem understanding 2d character design in the 3d space (i mean on paper of course, not computer 3d).
especially the transition of facial design from profile to front view.

Laurghita said...

How to Turn stuff - because 3D knowledge become more and more required...

willborough said...

I'd love to see spacing but how to turn stuff will be interesting as well

B

Oriel Berkovits said...

how to turn stuff!and then all the rest..
i love your tutorials, so much information you can't get anywhere else..pure gold
please keep doing them,please please..
thank you so much!!

Vince Gorman said...

I vote for 'timing'. But whichever category wins, I'd like it to be very specific to a shot you're doing or just one you could do for example sake. I really appreciate these tutorials you have done and intend to do in the future. Thank You!

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Daniel Huertas said...

Posing and interesting Breakdowns!!!

or

Spacing!!! :)

thank you Matt.

blake said...

how to turn stuff!

Sam Lotfi said...

Hi Matt,
Thanks so much for sharing what you've learned from other great animators and from personal experience. I really appreciate it! Timing & Spacing would be the 2 that I'd love to learn more about. Thanks again!

LampshadeMan said...

Posing and interesting breakdowns. And thanks for taking time to do this.

LampshadeMan said...
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LampshadeMan said...

Though how to turn stuff sounds cool too!

Chris Graf said...

posing and interesting breakdowns... but like everyone else here...anything you talk about would be greatly appreciated.

Chris Palmer said...

posing and interesting breakdowns or turning stuff...

Jeff Cook said...

posing and interesting breakdowns...

messytimbo said...

oh man! i've been waiting for you to do some more tutorials! wow hoooooo

urm... it's hard, i want you to do all of them, but thats greedy. i think "how to turn stuff"

i never really seen any tutorials of that nature before.

Eeee yeah my Memoirs said...

good stuff :)

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johnathane said...

Really creative. I never get such neat and clean pencil work. Give me some tips dude so I can also do it.
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Mahesh said...

Please ,

On Spacing ,
i think fluidity of and sense of motion is really important :)

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