Animation Idea: Frog Life Cycle


#1

So, I drew the frogs tiny. They should take up far more space but I hope this is enough to get the idea. This is a double cross over so I included a diagram of the motion.

Part 1: The egg hatches into a tadpole
Part 2: The tadpole develops legs
Part 3: The tadpole develops into a full grown frog
Part 4: The frog lays an egg
Part 5: The frog leaps away (into a hole, off the frame, frog dies and decomposes, something…)


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#2

Ok - I am very impressed - I didn’t notice you’d done the 2D animations until now - maybe there’s a setting I need to tweak somewhere in the Discourse admin that will highlight topics that have been updated … anyway - fantastic work :slight_smile:

I didn’t really get this one until I saw it working. It’s very very cool.

I do have one suggestion though - what if the animation path was reversed radially; so that the frogs were jumping into a pool at the perimeter instead of near the centre?

That way the dimensions of the segments could better match the size progression of the frogs to adulthood and pool diving.


#3

Yeah, that’s fine by me, I had a hard time picking where the frog should lay the egg/jump away so I wasn’t completely sold on this direction of movement.

If I ever get another stretch of spare time I’ll do some more and redo some of the animations in Illustrator so the lines are cleaner… but life got busy all of a sudden!