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My first attempt at a cat running. :dummy: It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, but that may just be because I had a good reference. I slowed it down a bit otherwise the .swf file will ghost the movements.

The head was tweened then traced over. Limbs were all drawn separately.
Flash CS4
4-10 hours
36 frames
45 fps
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:iconnavi7876:
navi7876 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was about to freak out and then i read it was your first cat cycle, and freekin died of how amazing it is
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Antonniiaaa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Student General Artist
It's CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Thank you! :)
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SwiftyFlyer2374 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
So graceful and flowing, good work.:nods: 
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Thank you. :)
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:iconchankunchee:
ChankunChee Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Just more than  amazing, really no words ! Shocked :squee: 
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Ah, thank you! :la:
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ChankunChee Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No Probbies Heart +fav 
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felicitylover Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am now following you because you're my idol and my master *bows*
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Thank you for that. XD That means a lot to me. 
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graybuneary Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so smooth!! You did an amazing job on this!!
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Thank you! :la:
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:iconlpscloverstyle:
lpscloverstyle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I CANNOT HELP WATCHING THIS FOR 5 HOURS!!
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
XD I'm glad you like it that much!
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Laikian Featured By Owner Edited Oct 31, 2015
Your cat is running like a fox. Cats's hind legs move more like hares' or even more like cheetas'.

Take a look here :) : www.youtube.com/watch?feature=…

The cat's hind legs are pretty more powerful than the front legs. Hence the running movement is different, with powerful impulse, suspended "jump", then short landing on front legs and anew the impusle from hind legs, etc.

(Also, cats don't use gallop at such "slow" speed : they go speed amble ;) )


That aside, your animation is pretty agreable to watch :D
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Thank you. XD Unfortunately I can't watch any reference videos with my internet connection.
I think I see what you mean. Without being able to watch video references its hard to learn though. ;A;
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Laikian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Don't "cry" ^^; Rome wasn't built in a day.

Your animation is very smooth, that's already a good point :) There are also good things like the skeleton (make just the hind 'legs'/'paws' a tiny tiny bit thicker to match the front legs) proportions.
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
Thank you. XD I hadn't noticed that either. 
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Laikian Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Look ! I've just stumbled on that : www.design-technology.info/pho…

I thought you may like it :D
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
That's cool! Thank you for sending me it. :la:
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Laikian Featured By Owner Edited Oct 31, 2015
Well. Use watch?v=XVO9CS8D4hQ as the YT end. (last try for complete link : www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVO9CS… ) There's also this one : www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgkZxY… or watch?v=TgkZxYv4LLw where you'll feel more the (hind legs) impulse.

Hm... As I re-read myself, it is not rightly worded (once more...). I mean : the animation is beautiful and fluffy. It's just that the head might be a fox, it would feel the same. Cats don't "push" on their front legs when running. That's why I put the YT link, because it is a lot more evident while looking a cat at its full speed.

Hm... Still hard to word correctly my thoughts in english :x
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MinrDJ Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, this is so smooth and beautiful
how



tell me how omg
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Thank you. XD This one was a blip.
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LyricallyInfected Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish i could do animations....But i cant even draw....and im not good at anything realy lol,Amazing job though! :) (Smile) 
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
I'm sure that's not true! XD I hate to sound cliché, but it really does only take practice.
Thank you. :)
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LyricallyInfected Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats exactly the thing you see.....i have this bad attitude and i give up realy quickly....Just that kind of person....:( (Sad) 
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
That would make practice harder, yes. XD  I would recommend to keep trying though, because that day you manage to make something your really happy with will make perseverance that much easier! :dummy:
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LyricallyInfected Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg you make motivated thank you! Love Love Love I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! 
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
You're welcome! :la:
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LyricallyInfected Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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EmberstoneFC Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I feel like if I touched it
it would feel like a smooth stone o_O
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Interesting. XD 
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Nekogirl306 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So bootiful :3
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Thank you!
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HoIIyTheCat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The animation is so clean... o.O
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Thank you. XD
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AJAnimeFiery Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
How are you so perfect. HOW I AM TOTALLY WATCHING YOU
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
XD Thank you, though I'm sure I have a lot of room for improvement.  I appreciate it though!
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AJAnimeFiery Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're welcome!!! ^u^
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Skylight8227 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I'm watching you now




very
closely
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
XD Thank you!  I appreciate it. 
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Skylight8227 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Who did your icon? :D
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
I made it. :)  I used this run cycle I did for the wolf aliuh.deviantart.com/art/Shath…
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Skylight8227 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your run cycles are very impressive!!!
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Thank you! :la:
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KaiCube Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAYUM
SO SMOOTH
I CANT EVEN
OMG SO-
*explodes*
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
XD Thanks. 
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SoulOfTheTiger Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
YOUR FIRST ??!!! OMG
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
XD Yes. My first cat anyway.
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SoulOfTheTiger Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
THIS LOOKS TO FABULOUS FOR THE FIRST ATTEMPT
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