Today we were practising animating a joint movement, a fist slamming a table. The principal was that the forearm is just a secondary action to the upper arm, and the fist also follows the movement from the forearm. Added the flower pot for fun.
I know it was just for fun but the flower pot really adds a lot and speaks volumes about the solidity of the impact.
Ultimately I loved all the entries that made it in. I was actually really touched by Defect; got the endearing character pulling me in straight off the bat. I’m so happy Cubey won something because I personally found it lovely! Super original and sweet.
I loved actually getting to be apart of it (in a more active way) this year! I’m hoping it’ll be the case for next year too :> Everyone worked hard and did a great job given the short time frame to work in and it’s always awesome to see what the community is capable of working together. :D
"The device, worn around one’s wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb. The robot, which the researchers have dubbed "supernumerary robotic fingers," or "SR fingers," consists of actuators linked together to exert forces as strong as those of human fingers during a grasping motion."