Horse Walk Tests
April 22, 2017 4:00 PM   Subscribe

 
Reminded me of those good old cyriak animations.
And also this classic.
posted by bigendian at 4:11 PM on April 22, 2017 [4 favorites]


Stick figure walk cycle
posted by Wolfdog at 4:11 PM on April 22, 2017 [1 favorite]


"And THIS is the way the Horse Walk Tests! QWOP-ity, QWOP-ity, QWOP-ity, QWOP!"
posted by unknowncommand at 4:12 PM on April 22, 2017 [4 favorites]


Bird Walk
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:14 PM on April 22, 2017 [2 favorites]


I mean
posted by migurski at 4:34 PM on April 22, 2017 [6 favorites]




This is the quality stuff that I come to MetaFilter for.
posted by Fizz at 4:38 PM on April 22, 2017 [8 favorites]


I've been grading today, and that horse earned an F on this test. Study harder, horse.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:20 PM on April 22, 2017




No, sir- I don't like it.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 5:48 PM on April 22, 2017 [8 favorites]


I don't have a good link to the early animation tests in Disney's development of Snow White, but I do have this link to The Goddess of Spring, released in 1934, three years before Snow White.

Eventually, they brought in a live human model for Snow White, so they could draw arms that move like human arms move. They would continue this technique for most of their movies going forward.

The live model, Marge Champion, is still alive!
posted by Huffy Puffy at 6:17 PM on April 22, 2017 [8 favorites]


Oh hey! I know the person who did this!
posted by Brainy at 6:28 PM on April 22, 2017


Thanks Cortex, now I've had to explain to my girlfriend who Cyriak is and now she thinks I'm weird. Well, let's be honest, weirder.

That wolf is serious comedy gold too, tho!
posted by Alterscape at 8:52 PM on April 22, 2017


I love posts like this, but the lack of context can be frustrating. Was this a procedural test? Was this an animator farting around? Was this failed software?
posted by Samizdata at 10:40 PM on April 22, 2017


If it helps at all, my understanding is that this was a test of horse walks.
posted by cortex at 10:45 PM on April 22, 2017 [11 favorites]


I figured that much. But were they making a game or were they designing a new and exciting horse?
posted by Samizdata at 11:04 PM on April 22, 2017




now I've had to explain to my girlfriend who Cyriak is
everyone should know who cyriak is
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:27 AM on April 23, 2017 [2 favorites]


But were they making a game or were they designing a new and exciting horse?

They were disrupting the $76.9 billion horse industry.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:33 AM on April 23, 2017 [2 favorites]


You're nobody until Hayao Miyazaki has called your work an abomination, an insult to life itself.
posted by moonmilk at 7:37 AM on April 23, 2017


Let's not forget the ongoing and ground breaking work of Punches Bears. My personal favorite.
posted by irontech at 7:45 AM on April 23, 2017 [3 favorites]


everyone should know who cyriak is

You're not wrong.
posted by Alterscape at 8:40 AM on April 23, 2017


"Was this failed software?" The behavior of the animation and, in particular, the twisting, stretching distortion makes me almost certain that this was done with puppet warp in After-Effects. Perhaps a simulation of software failure carried out with software working as designed.
posted by bz at 8:43 AM on April 23, 2017


Well that's hardly as off-model as this or this or this or this or even this so let's give em a break
posted by gusandrews at 12:11 PM on April 23, 2017 [1 favorite]


NO
WAY
JOSE

no, seriously, wtf is up with that horse?
posted by ovenmitt at 5:45 PM on April 23, 2017


I was honestly kind of disappointed that it didn't descend further into some kind of trippy horse leg fractal nightmare.
posted by mubba at 5:57 PM on April 23, 2017


ovenmitt, if you're looking for a new rabbit hole, ambling gates has you covered. The tölt is my favorite.
posted by rhizome at 12:41 AM on April 24, 2017


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