Magic cartoon chicken foot (animated, longer version) by keweymarsupial

Magic cartoon chicken foot (animated, longer version)

keweymarsupial

2 August 2016 at 11:39:30 MDT

UPDATED 4 Aug - new "director's cut" version:

  • second transitional pink toony stage with colour change
  • much clearer reflection in floor
  • a better look at the bird foot
  • extra zap at the beginning to make that weird foot spasm make sense DAMNIT YOU STUPID LEG LEARN TO ACT :C

People especially liked the cartoon bird leg I posted https://www.weasyl.com/submission/1343692/leg-to-cartoon-bird-leg and I was getting fired of posting fx with hands. So here is the fun result of two single evening of feverish modelling, rigging, texturing[1], animating, rendering[2], fx drawing, compositing, re-rendering, re-fx-drawing and recompositing.

Feel free to sing along with your own popping and chickenification noises if it makes you happy.

Fun facts:

  • the bird foot is reflected on the floor LOOOOOK
  • the knee goes from human-style bend to STREEETCH to rubberhose-style curve = proper cartoon style
  • the nifty hand-drawn effects are there to distract you from Things

Footnotes:
[1] lost the texture though BAH
[2] render stopped midway through and wouldn't restart DOUBLE BAH

Submission Information

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    Holy HELL this is AWESOME!

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    Its always a joy to find you in a whimsical mood. =O)
    Such a sunny yellow...

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    Bloody hell this is amazing. Now if you could turn me into a cartoon Polar bear I would love you forever.

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      tell me more of this polar bear love, what is in it for me

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    whow WHOA these are some quality toon toes! <3 Incredibly good work with this!! :O

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    That's awesome.

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    Three toed feet are awesome.

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    All this animation stuff you've been doing has been a real treat to see!

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      thanks it has been a fun experience for me too :)

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    This is beyond words perfect. Very much as I envisioned the tfs caused by my Rio character.

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    Wow, it gives transformation a whole new aspect! I love it, please keep it up :P

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      Thank you very much and I'll do my best :)

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    OK, I ended up watching it at least a dozen times... impressive! :-D

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      I'm glad it holds up to repeated viewings so well :)

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    I want one of those chicken feet :D

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      You should get a matching pair!

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        How long did it take you to make this

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          Roughly speaking:
          1/4 hour to shoot the video
          1/2 hour minutes to model the foot
          an hour to rig the foot
          1/2 hour minutes again to texture the foot (only to lose the texturing because I didn't save D'OH!)
          2 1/4 hours to animate the foot and the overlay effects
          4 1/2 hours compositing it all together (apparently? seems long but that's what I wrote down)

          I make that roughly 9 1/2 hours in total. :)

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            HOUR MINUTES HAHA WHAT THE

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              Well I'm honestly curious how much you would charge me for something like that

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                I'm not in a position to offer these as commissions.

                The bird foot part is fairly easy, but the live action stuff (including a light probe) isn't something I feel I can co-ordinate remotely with any success. Depending on who's commissioning the piece, I'd potentially be teaching someone how to light their scene nicely, how to frame the scene, which focal length to use, how to actually act to make the transition interesting and believable, how to get me a light probe (assuming they have the right equipment), etc. Most of this stuff I don't even know for sure myself until I get set up - "on set" there's lots of tweaking and trial and error and experimenting until I get something I feel like I can work with.

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    This is out standing. I love how the toony leg is much less rigged than a real legs and has that arc curve to it rather than a knee. I'm ...Just...so... super jealous of you :)

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      Thanks! The leg goes from a normal knee bend to a toony curve but it's a little hard to see - it's there though!

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    Where did you get the chicken feet

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    Cool how?

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      Started with a cube, cut and extruded and scaled until I had a bird foot, coloured it in and rigged it and that's that.

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    Maybe you can do this for a Brian griffin transformation

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      what

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        You know Brian griffin the dog from family guy maybe you could do a transformation with him

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          Sorry I don't like Family Guy that much and these are a lot of work

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    What softwear did you use for this