Chess - Pawn, Rook, Knight, Bishop
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.