Animation : Chairs

Posted by Sam Hayes On Sunday, March 14, 2010
My object for my final drawn animation is a chair, so I've been having a think about my options and which ones are best to portray the personality that I was given - 'Furtive' (Sneaky and Stealthy) Below are a few different catergories of chairs that I am comparing. I want to have a good think about my story, create some storyboards around one of these specific chairs, to give it a bit of character. Hopefully a good idea will materialise in my head this week!

Basic Wooden Dining Chair


A Rustic Folding Chair


A Modern Office Chair
A Comfortable Armchair
A Plastic Garden Chair

Metal Cafe-Like Chair
 

5 Responses to 'Animation : Chairs'

  1. RichardVC said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/03/animation-chairs.html?showComment=1268585060902#c4995232332220317252'> 14 March 2010 at 16:44

    Hey Sam, i reckon you should go with a really tall slim chair with long legs and a short seat. Something similar to the first picture. I think having long legs will increase the overall look of being stealthy.

     

  2. tutorphil said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/03/animation-chairs.html?showComment=1268585630002#c2407342309550729963'> 14 March 2010 at 16:53

    Hi Sam - Mr VC is onto something - check out stick insects for another source of spindly walk-cycles and related furtive behaviour...

    also, you should take a look at this for obvious reasons (and it might be an idea to start thinking as musically...)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XIiWOuDuxc

     

  3. tutorphil said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/03/animation-chairs.html?showComment=1268585857180#c1422314696906703994'> 14 March 2010 at 16:57

    These all look as if they would move about your house like spiders or Daddy-long-legs... shudder!


    http://www.forging-ahead.co.uk/chair24.jpg

    http://www.arcspace.com/architects/jacobsen/legs/Legs.jpg

    http://furniturefromhome.com/images/store/1447_1448/280x260/image.jpg

     

  4. tutorphil said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/03/animation-chairs.html?showComment=1268586011652#c6229734434041697703'> 14 March 2010 at 17:00

    and finally....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBTAQsbYzZc

    From Beauty & the Beast - go to 2mins 8sec when the carriage gets up and scuttles away - notice use of sound...

     

  5. Sam Hayes said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/03/animation-chairs.html?showComment=1268586670775#c1818524179638459175'> 14 March 2010 at 17:11

    Great, thanks Phil, I'm going to look into all of these, especially the 'evil' side of things, it will give it much more character. Thankfully, I don't have a spider-phobia so I'll look up some of their movements to see how a chair would do it, similar to that clip from Beauty and the Beast.

    I think your right Richard, I do need something quite tall and sleek.

     

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