Jun 6, 2014

Space Dandy - Key Animation Love

Somebody recently released a collection of animatics from Space Dandy, the wildly creative follow up from the creator of Cowboy Bebop, following a 'dandy' alien bounty hunter and his alien cat through a series of strange intergalactic misadventures. The coolest thing to note is that all this key framing is still done on paper, something that thankfully hasn't changed with the advent of control z. These sequences feature the work of key animators Tadashi Hiramatsu, Yutaka Nakamura, Norifumi Kugai, Gosei Oda , Bahi JD and many others.

For anyone unaware of typical animation process, key frame animators follow the traditional animation system of drawing all the beginning and end points of any smooth transition in animation. Their work is followed up by clean up artists and in between animators, who create the transition frames between the key frames. Check out another sequence from Space Dandy after the break.

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