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Rachel Walk Cycle by ProtocolX27 Rachel Walk Cycle by ProtocolX27
Time to catch up on some projects that have remained unposted for a couple weeks.

I'm continuing to up the stakes, this time tackling animation.  It was time to put Blender plus my amateur skills to the test.  I've only dabbled with animation twice.  Once when learning how to mod games over a decade ago using 3dsmax, and also a few years ago with XNALara which was challenging to say the least.  It was nice to finally make an effort using a 3D app which makes things much easier.  Even 3dsmax was challenging back in the day.  

Not much to say about the animation, I added the turntable so it wasn't a weird walk in place animation.  In hindsight, the floor and dome were just a waste of resources of render time,  but not a big deal.  

The length of time to render the animation was an eye opener and first hand lesson on why professional CGI is so expensive.  This was only my first animation and I was already motivated to look into some home based render farm concepts.  It only took a couple days to animate, and better part of a week to establish a decent workflow to output all the frames even with a small sample size & resolution. Probably common knowledge to anyone who actually does this stuff for a living XD.

Extracted with miscellaneous modding tools
Imported using Blender
Edited, Animated, Rendered in Blender 2.75a
Converted in VirtualDub
Frames: 120
Resolution: 270 x 480
Samples: 600
Render Time: ~3-4 Minutes a frame

Rachel (Team Ninja, Koei Tecmo)
- Default Costume
Extracted/Animated/Rendered by Me

Created for fan art purposes only. No copyright infringement intended. All assets are property of their original owners.
Zapzzable100 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Very Impressive Protocol,walk cycles can be a pain but if you can do them you can do them so congratulations bro:clap::clap:
ProtocolX27 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Thanks, yeah, I can see that after workin' on it.  XD Definitely not to be a regular animation project.
Zapzzable100 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I understand:)
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May 24, 2016
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