MGGA – Introduction to Squash and Stretch – Principles of Animation – S2L3

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New Lesson – Introduction to Squashing and Stretching – Principles of Animation – S2L3. Today, we talk about one of most ill-informed concept for all art – the principles of animation, and the most important concept in it, the principle of squash and stretch. Whether you are Peter Parker, being squashed by a bunch of rubble as Doc Oc has smashed you into to and then exloding out of it, or it’s simply animating a bouncing ball that is squashed as it hits the ground and then stretches as it rebounds up, or you’re Trollette who huddles up near a fire, and then stretches forth to tease the guys, it shows intention and character in all these things.

In gaming animations, I don’t know how many indie developers obviously don’t know these important concepts to make their animations have energy and come to life, so this is a vitally important lesson for everybody to watch if they are serious about game development.

Principles of Animation

https://www.evl.uic.edu/datsoupi/251/docs/12AnimationPrinciples.pdf

Disney Animated App –

http://appstore.com/disneyanimated

Related Videos –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nnQy8pM5hwdMn3TqwAr4RIP – Drawing Characters from Scratch video playlist

Blender Updates

As I have stated, I have been working with Blender over the past month and a half. It is a remarkably powerful program – and it’s free. I am working on creating a project to create the solar system, which is how I am going to show you the basics of Blender.

This render is of the Earth, fully textured, with an environment texture for the star fields around it.

This is the planet from a different camera angle, with some asteroids in the backgrounds, barely seen.

Here is the solar system without proper light, but the creation of the asteroid fields using particles.

This is the Earth, the moon and the Space Ship I am going to show you how to model in improper lighting.

Here is the Earth, which is very dark – due to improper lighting.

This is the Earth, with just materials, with a couple of planets in the background.

This is the MAGA ship.

This is the MAGA ship without engines and without blasters.

Some wisdom from Carl Sagan about how small we are.

Here’s some more wisdom from Carl Sagan.

I started this meme after the MAGA covington event!

The original planet placement, with all planets, with just the Earth selected, the tiny little orange dot.

The MAGA Kids Event

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This weekend had one of the most outrageous events that I have ever witness. Some kid, who is only ‘guilty’ of wearing a MAGA hat and nervously smiling while someone beat a drum in his face, was the target of such a hateful mob of media pundits, celebrities and hateful, vengeful people.

If goodness is all about forgiveness and charity, these people have no high road, and have taken the worst road possible.

Those kids need to know there are people who stand behind them – who live a life of forgiveness and charity. We should not let them feel alone, but that we stand behind them with the truth!

Working with Blender Now

For the past 2-3 weeks, I’ve been working to learn Blender through an awesome YouTube channel – Blender Guru. Andrew is an excellent teacher, and takes just enough time to educate you on what to do in Blender to ensure you do all the right things.

I’ve gone through 5 of his videos now, one to introduce 3d work, which I could have skipped because I’ve taken animation before, using Autodesk SoftImage. They killed the software, and Blender is free, so I would rather not go into massive amounts of debt to create a video game.

The next four episodes of his show have been very fun to follow, and I can see how I am going to teach you all Blender to create some awesome effects when I create the solar system. He’s not teaching that, he’s teaching something completely different – making a still life of a plate of donuts on a table. I’m going to show you how to create a space ship and the solar system.

A radioactive donut, using a material that will allow me to show you how to make the Sun.

Just a normal chocolate donut.

The original donut without any materials on it.

A flaming monkey skull.

I can see, from how easy it was to use particles in SoftImage 6.5 compared to future versions they came out with, Autodesk planned on killing it. Blender was very easy to use to create that fire effect on the monkey head. It really reminded me of SoftImage 6.5 – a couple of clicks and a few slider bars and you could do some amazing stuff with it.

I definitely recommend Blender as the 3d tool we use to create everything we need for our games.

Vagnita Suckeesian Character Sheet

You can’t have a parody of GamerGate and Internet Drama without making Anita Sarkeesian, or at least a caricature of her, as the main enemy of the game, which gave birth to Vagnita Suckeesian.

I was inspired by Disney and other cartoon villains, like the Grinch (I’ll give you 3 guesses which emotion was inspired by him), while at the same time, looking at Anita’s way over dyed and damaged hair, which I am contemplating is going to be part of her attack style.

Vaggy, of course, is out to censor the entire Internet, cleansing it of any idea, video, blog or game that disagrees with her narrow Ideology.

Trollette Von BigTits Character Sheet

Trollette is a smart and sexy Instagram model who gets caught up in an Internet insurrection attack on /pol/ by Antifa Thugs, lead by PM JT, who wants to silence any person who disagrees with him on any of his policies, which /pol/ and Trollette have done several times.

Follow my website for Game Footage videos as I create them, and even a free preview version of my game.

Thanks for supporting my page and have a great day!

MGGA – Codea Lesson 2 – Let’s Animate Our Turd Throwing Monkeys – S2L20

Full Video –

Codea
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/codea/id439571171?mt=8
Code Snippets –
https://www.facebook.com/groups/371245783419320/permalink/422105431666688?sfns=mo
Today, we learn some important aspects of computer animation, such as the concepts of tweening – which is how a computer uses easing in and easing out animation to create some smooth movements.
We also learn how to use variables and if and then statements to ensure that only the right animations play at the right times.
Social Media –
Minds – https://www.minds.com/MakeGamesGreatAgain
Dissenter – https://dissenter.com/user/MakeGamesGA
Gab.ai – https://gab.ai/MakeGamesGA
Twitter – https://mobile.twitter.com/MakeGamesGA
Exclusively Games – https://www.exclusivelygames.com/forum/member/936-makegamesgreatagain
PlayLists –
First Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlDJdA08vpcrysr8m5iq_K-
Second Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlnx8B0-kYCnWb-M0hIomz3
Blender Guru’s basics series –
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEaoINr3zgHs8uzT3yqe4iHGfkCmMJ0P
Darren Lile’s character creation series –
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyelx0TsmSpc-Vga-tmSv5-x9k9HG4Aes
Websites –
https://dissenter.com – talk about anything on the Internet, even if the comment section has been disabled.
https://www.exclusivelygames.com – Just games, no politics.
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MGGA – Principles of Animation 6 – Ease in and Ease out – S2L18

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Principles of Animation

https://www.evl.uic.edu/datsoupi/251/docs/12AnimationPrinciples.pdf

Today we’re going to learn one of the biggest principle of animation – ease in and ease out. All kinds of animations have ease in and ease out, where the animator slows the initial movements of an animation, speed up the central part and slow the termination of the action.

Whether it is computer animation programs doing that for you, or artists drawing more drawings at the beginning and end, with few drawings in the middle of the animation, this is an important principle to follow.

Animations –

https://mobile.twitter.com/blackgardendev/status/1100073213583859712?s=21 – Pike Animation

https://twitter.com/dorianiels/status/1097161926277238784?s=21 – explosive animation

https://twitter.com/nightmarecops/status/1042197972640038913?s=21 – Crab Attack

https://twitter.com/blackgardendev/status/1100073213583859712?s=21 – Halberd attack

Social Media –

Minds – https://www.minds.com/MakeGamesGreatAgain

Dissenter – https://dissenter.com/user/MakeGamesGA

Gab.ai – https://gab.ai/MakeGamesGA

Twitter – https://mobile.twitter.com/MakeGamesGA

Exclusively Games – https://www.exclusivelygames.com/forum/member/936-makegamesgreatagain

PlayLists –

First Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlnx8B0-kYCnWb-M0hIomz3

Second Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlDJdA08vpcrysr8m5iq_K-

Blender Guru’s basics series –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEaoINr3zgHs8uzT3yqe4iHGfkCmMJ0P

Darren Lile’s character creation series –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyelx0TsmSpc-Vga-tmSv5-x9k9HG4Aes

Websites –

https://dissenter.com – talk about anything, even if the comment section has been disabled.

https://www.exclusivelygames.com – Just games, no politics.

MGGA – Codea Lesson 1 – Welcome to Codea – S2L17

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Codea

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/codea/id439571171?mt=8

Up until now, I’ve been teaching the basics, teaching definitions and talking about ideas – to let your own imaginations go wild. Today, that changes, because we’re actually going to be using a gaming and programming engine right now, Codea.

While it definitely doesn’t have the sophistication of more advanced gaming engines like the Unreal engine or Unity, it does pack a lot of power for people, if they want to learn game development and programming.

Today, I’m going to show you around Codea, and I’m going to setup our first programmable cutscene, so we can get the kind of practice to hone our skills as programmers and game developers.

Thanks for watching and making gaming great again!

Social Media –

Minds – https://www.minds.com/MakeGamesGreatAgain

Dissenter – https://dissenter.com/user/MakeGamesGA

Gab.ai – https://gab.ai/MakeGamesGA

Twitter – https://mobile.twitter.com/MakeGamesGA

Exclusively Games – https://www.exclusivelygames.com/forum/member/936-makegamesgreatagain

PlayLists –

First Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlDJdA08vpcrysr8m5iq_K-

Second Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlnx8B0-kYCnWb-M0hIomz3

Blender Guru’s basics series –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEaoINr3zgHs8uzT3yqe4iHGfkCmMJ0P

Darren Lile’s character creation series –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyelx0TsmSpc-Vga-tmSv5-x9k9HG4Aes

Websites –

https://dissenter.com – talk about anything on the Internet, even if the comment section has been disabled.

https://www.exclusivelygames.com – Just games, no politics.

MGGA – Blender Lesson 5 – Let’s Get Real With Our Planets – Texturing Tutorial – S2L16

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Planet Textures

https://www.facebook.com/groups/371245783419320/permalink/418373265373238?sfns=mo

Earth Textures

https://www.facebook.com/groups/371245783419320/permalink/418375125373052?sfns=mo

Now we start to get right into the realism part of 3d. Up until now, our scene looked very ‘3d/CG’. It didn’t look like anything that resembled reality at all. Today that changes, when we start working with textures, instead of materials.

Materials may work with somethings, but as a 100% mathematical consistent shade, you can never get the gradients that you would want, which is why we have textures – the ability to show details on the smallest scale – from oceans, ice caps, and dry land!

Thanks for supporting my channel for the past few months, and making Gaming Great Again!

Minds – https://www.minds.com/MakeGamesGreatAgain

Gab.ai – https://gab.ai/MakeGamesGA

Twitter – https://mobile.twitter.com/MakeGamesGA

Exclusively Games – https://www.exclusivelygames.com/forum/member/936-makegamesgreatagain

PlayLists –

First Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlnx8B0-kYCnWb-M0hIomz3

Second Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlDJdA08vpcrysr8m5iq_K-

Blender Guru’s basics series –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEaoINr3zgHs8uzT3yqe4iHGfkCmMJ0P

Darren Lile’s character creation series –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyelx0TsmSpc-Vga-tmSv5-x9k9HG4Aes

Websites –

https://dissenter.com – talk about anything, even if the comment section has been disabled.

https://www.exclusivelygames.com – Just games, no politics.

MGGA – Principles of Animation 5 – Follow Through and Overlapping Actions – S2L15

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Principles of Animation

https://www.evl.uic.edu/datsoupi/251/docs/12AnimationPrinciples.pdf

Follow Through and Overlapping action is all about the laws of physics and how materials things affect each other. Whether it is long hair stretching down as you are running, being pulled by gravity, or butts wiggling as a woman steps down, or Loki’s cloak taking a few frames to catch up to him as Hulk is smashing the puny god!

Follow through is all about taking a pose or two for things to catch up as someone stops moving, and overlapping action is how things tend to do things as you start moving, falling behind for a little bit. This is vitally important to create realism in our art and animations.

Social Media –

Minds – https://www.minds.com/MakeGamesGreatAgain

BitChute – https://www.bitchute.com/channel/makegamesgreatagain/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPuMNJ5yIn3zDVVXB3nikvg

Gab.ai – https://gab.ai/MakeGamesGA

Twitter – https://mobile.twitter.com/MakeGamesGA

Exclusively Games – https://www.exclusivelygames.com/forum/member/936-makegamesgreatagain

PlayLists –

First Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlnx8B0-kYCnWb-M0hIomz3

Second Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlDJdA08vpcrysr8m5iq_K-

Blender Guru’s basics series –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEaoINr3zgHs8uzT3yqe4iHGfkCmMJ0P

Darren Lile’s character creation series –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyelx0TsmSpc-Vga-tmSv5-x9k9HG4Aes

Websites –

https://dissenter.com – talk about anything, even if the comment section has been disabled.

https://www.exclusivelygames.com – Just games, no politics.

MGGA – Coding Lesson 5 – Programming, Storytelling and Puzzles – S2L14

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Swift Playgrounds –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/swift-playgrounds/id908519492?mt=8

If your game has no puzzles, no problems to overcome, no obstacles that prevent your player from going from the beginning of your game to the end of the game, than your game is boring. You need to stump your player’s progress to give them something to overcome and feel great about.

Every game has multiple puzzles to solve, and when you solve them, you feel fantastic, so this lesson will start looking on how to introduce problem solving to make sure we create something that gives our players a rush for solving.

Social Media –

Minds – https://www.minds.com/MakeGamesGreatAgain

BitChute – https://www.bitchute.com/channel/makegamesgreatagain/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPuMNJ5yIn3zDVVXB3nikvg

Gab.ai – https://gab.ai/MakeGamesGA

Twitter – https://mobile.twitter.com/MakeGamesGA

Exclusively Games – https://www.exclusivelygames.com/forum/member/936-makegamesgreatagain

PlayLists –

First Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlnx8B0-kYCnWb-M0hIomz3

Second Semester Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwCfY8NU5nlDJdA08vpcrysr8m5iq_K-

Blender Guru’s basics series –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEaoINr3zgHs8uzT3yqe4iHGfkCmMJ0P

Darren Lile’s character creation series –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyelx0TsmSpc-Vga-tmSv5-x9k9HG4Aes

Websites –

https://dissenter.com – talk about anything, even if the comment section has been disabled.

https://www.exclusivelygames.com – Just games, no politics.

MGGA – Blender Lesson 4 – Let’s Make a Space Ship – Modelling Tutorial – S2L13

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MAGA ship pictures – https://m.facebook.com/100030169003802/albums/415502405660324/

Sci-fi Blueprints – https://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/sciencefiction/

Pinterest Sci-fi Blueprints – https://pin.it/o7zza7zsjbj4th

Blender Guru’s Beginner Tutorial series – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEaoINr3zgHs8uzT3yqe4iHGfkCmMJ0P

Feel free to go to the facebook album to download the pictures, and join the group as well – I post up all the videos I create there when they are done.

Everything you see in a 3d video game is a model that is textured. So one of the most important skills you can start to develop is modelling. Today, we are going to start off slowly, with my MAGA Ship.

We’re learning how to change our layouts, how to bring in reference pictures to rotoscope our ships, and we’re learning all kinds of things in modelling – how to extrude, inset, join multiple items, and merge vertices to ensure everything is completely smooth.

After you model this, keep going. Find a tutorial and blueprints to make whatever you want to model. Remember, lateral is important, modelling a cup with Blender Guru’s beginner tutorials is a start, but modelling my spaceship helps you learn more, and then tackling something really interesting can help you take your modelling skills from a complete newbie to proficient. I would love to see something as complex as a star destroyer flying around the solar system.