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2.1 seconds, 25 frames (all unique), no sound

Persistence pays off! I finally was able to animate this the way I had envisioned it! If anyone's curious, here's my first (failed) attempt at a cat skip [link]

The problem I'd had with the last version was that I was moving the wrong legs. To do a full-body skip with a four-legged animal you can't alternate the legs like in a walk cycle (at least it didn't work when I did it). Also, a skip includes a bit of a jump (the cat is completely off the ground for a frame), something that I hadn't done last time.

I animated this with Pencil (a free, open source program) because I was tired of Flash vectorizing my lines, and because I wanted to be able to play my animation back to check it (which I can't do so well when animating on paper). Pencil is kind of the best compromise of the two that I have right now. And it exports into a .swf, which is perfect for uploading.
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KittyFluffehKat63 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Looks like a happy Graystripe!
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kittyroardo2 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
sneaky
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cheepers Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is fantastic!
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Abellia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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Mahgy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student General Artist
awww so cute!
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:iconabellia:
Abellia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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Mahgy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student General Artist
no prob! :D
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Pixar1992 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Filmographer
so cute! It looks like a cat musical dance move :D
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Abellia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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Pixar1992 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
You're most welcome ^^ well done!:D

--Chippy
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