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Anyone that is good in animation/flash who sees this are very VERY welcome to give me feedback about how I can improve this.

This will be scrapped later.

This is pretty much a practice/experiment in flash. I wanted to try out classic frame-to-frame animation. of course I picked a walking t-rex. You can almost see the "rough" sketch behind it.

My friend have the book "The Animators Survival Kit". That book has helped and learned me 10 times more about animation than all tutorials I find here on dA.

I like the flow in this one compared to the skeleton-version in which I used "bone-animation" (works as a motion tween for you who know flash) and that was more difficult to make compared to classic-animation.

I tried to do a outlined version on this one but soon realized that it woulf be too much of a project to finish atm. Since I have to draw every single frame over and over. Yes you can copy and paste the frame, but you also need to change the legs position etc etc.

When I get time I will make a finished version of this. As for now, see this as a simple reference!
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BrandonSpokes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One thing about theropods is that the leg never bends back farther than 90 degrees when walking. Check it:…

Guy's got some pretty great dinosaur tutorials.
FOERVRAENGD Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
ah thank you! this is a super old deviation but I'm glad you pointed that one thing out.
BrandonSpokes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I totally didn't realize that until after I commented. Haha. But you're welcome all the same
raptorkil Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Head is a bit too big and the tail is short, the tail should balance out both head and body. The movement looks great! Nice work. However since rexes are heavy, the body should have more weight to it. Same with the legs, they're going too fast. 

XP Awesome job on this anyways, animation is painfully difficult
SouthernHarmon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice tis gives me new ideas.
ixzidian2031 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Artist
magnificent rex animation mate!
Animangagurl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Gashu-Monsata Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You know that page in the Animators Survival Kit with the dude with the box head? If you try animating this again, check that page out! I think you've got the actual walk pinned down brilliantly, but the box head guy shows you the tilting motion of the head... which I think it what you need here ^^

Fantastic job otherwise! :D
FOERVRAENGD Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I have the book so I'll check it out next time!
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
Maybe slow it down and thicken the legs? You know, give it some more weight :) Still, it looks really good, nice and smooth. I like the tail <3
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