Re: Horse Animation by Jeff Brown on Jun 15, 2005 at 2:21:38 pm
Fallback solutions: Dover Press published a couple of Muybridge collections; "The Human Figure in Motion" and "Animals in Motion", or similar titles. 19th century photos, including the famous horse sequence. Perfect for rotoscoping if you can't find more modern reference footage. A search of "Eadweard Muybridge" (yes, that's the spelling) and "horse" will turn up some sequences, too.
Re: Horse Animation by Wil Gonzalez on Jun 15, 2005 at 7:04:53 pm
Thanks Jeff. I had done some research and found that stuff as well.
I was under a tight deadline and was hoping to find someone that had already created the animation.
Since time was short, I pulled the camera in and only showed the body and head of the horse with the rider. Rocking the head back and forth along with the rider's arm and moving them both up and down turned out to be enough.
Re: Horse Animation by Jeff Brown on Jun 16, 2005 at 3:56:30 pm
and as a side note, if you didn't already know: The first photo series Muybridge did was of a galloping horse, to settle a bet. The bet was on whether all 4 legs of a horse leave the ground during a gallop (turns out, they do). Technology marches on!