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Posted on November 17, 2010  5 Comments
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Do you remember this documentary about Richard Williams in Soho Square timing out motion of people and animals around him? Amazing wasn’t it? This is where this project originates from.

Being able to time out an action just by looking at it can only be done by people with years of experience but with some training you could probably do the same much quicker.

In my quest to gain a better understanding of timing and to share my research with fellow animators, I finally created a video version of my Animation Beat Box.

This video is a beat box that hit a beep sound every 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 14 frames. Each sequence lasts for 1 minute (1500 frames)

Click on the pic below and enjoy.


oops I forgot to give credit for the timing examples to my friend Andy Knight and some notes he took from a conference hosted by Eric Goldberg back in the days ;-)

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Richard Williams documentary


5 Responses to “Animation Beat-Box”

  1. Mel Milton on June 26th, 2007 19:42

    Dood you always have a plethora of stuff on your site. I have now added you to my google reader so I do not miss the grand pearls of wisdom you have!

    Your the man!

  2. dutruc on June 28th, 2007 13:26

    hehe thanks Mel! Well I am struggling to learn animation and I think it would be good to share the result of my findings with other people.


  3. timbo on June 28th, 2007 16:41

    hey dude. good to see you the other day.

    nice sketches! i need to get the watercolours out this summer.

    that motion capture piss take was fucking funny for a sec didn’t get the joke and i thought glen and james were really into motion capture (i got a bit scared)

    silly me

  4. Daniel on July 6th, 2007 00:46

    that´s is very nice,,,i could see things only listening the beats,,,cool. oliver..
    thanks for your advices, i kind of polished my stuff,

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