chess, pawn, rook, knight, bishop, animated gif, motion graphics, blender, b3d, cycles, the horse was the hardest because modeling, oh also the horse was the hardest because animation
Posted in Motion || Posted on 2014-04-19 03:05:00
High quality versions here: http://imgur.com/gallery/GAiiU
Normally I post my GIFs larger than this, but I wasn’t able to make the 96 frame long Knight animation look any good at 1MB until I scaled it all the way down to 240x240. Please take the time to look at the high quality versions I posted on Imgur. :)
So about a month ago, I saw an Aerial Arts performance of a game of Chess, and it was really cool. The two performers that stood out to me the most were the awesome White Feathery Juggling Acrobat Bishop (at least I think he was supposed to be a Bishop - it was kind of an abstract interpretive dance event, but like, in the air) and a Wicked Hot Red Queen. Anyway, I really liked how costume designers used white and gold for the designs of the ‘white’ pieces, and red and black for the designs of the 'black’ pieces. I liked the way they used the red in their costumes so much, I thought that it would be fun to make a set of Chess GIFs and use red for my non-white pieces.
If anyone is wondering, I’ve always liked the movement pattern of the Knight more than any of the other pieces. Yes, I am aware of the mathemagical fun of the concept of the Knight’s Tour.