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Christiaan Moleman's Blog

 

I make games and animation.

http://www.ninjadodo.net/

twitter: @ninjadodo

 

Member Blogs

Posted by Christiaan Moleman on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:41:00 EST in Design, Programming, Art, Indie
Why studios should encourage instead of restrict employees doing hobby projects on their own time.


Posted by Christiaan Moleman on Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:20:00 EST in Console/PC
Why Sony should let players turn off Trophy notifications.


Posted by Christiaan Moleman on Tue, 26 Oct 2010 01:15:00 EDT in Design, Art
Another look at good use of animation in games.


Posted by Christiaan Moleman on Sun, 05 Apr 2009 03:22:00 EDT in Design, Art
A quick glance at some examples of how animation can be used to convey important information to the player.


Posted by Christiaan Moleman on Thu, 19 Mar 2009 07:08:00 EDT in Design, Art
Anticipation in games? Balancing a sense of weight with player control? Shadow of the Colossus seems to prove it can be done.



Christiaan Moleman's Comments

Comment In: [News - 02/10/2016 - 04:00]

You realize that video doesn ...

You realize that video doesn 't become more credible by posting it under every Double Fine related article, right r n r nI continue to be amazed that Gamasutra mods don 't delete this garbage. Apparently spamming YouTube hit-pieces made by cyberstalkers is considered an appropriate use of comments on ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/01/2016 - 12:59]

And this is where visual ...

And this is where visual feedback comes in, animation especially: body language, facial expression, gaze direction... essential tools for communicating character intent.

Comment In: [News - 02/03/2016 - 08:13]

Shame about the layoffs, as ...

Shame about the layoffs, as if the subscription-only news wasn 't bad enough on its own. r n r nClearly they need money to fund continued R D, but it 's not clear how these subscriptions actually benefit the majority of their customers in any way. 90 of users don ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/14/2016 - 07:44]

I would also recommend this ...

I would also recommend this list of resources books, websites, podcasts for both beginners and experienced animators: http://www.pixelprospector.com/the-big-list-of-drawing-and-animation/ r n r nIf you get only one book on animation, get Richard Williams ' The Animator 's Survival Kit. If two, also get Disney 's Illusion of Life. These are the ...

Comment In: [News - 01/11/2016 - 07:42]

So you 're just spamming ...

So you 're just spamming the same hit-piece by that group of cyberstalkers again

Comment In: [Blog - 01/04/2016 - 01:31]

All I want from Steam ...

All I want from Steam discovery is negative filters for tags. I 'm pretty much never going to buy anything tagged with MMO, Zombies, Anime or Crafting your selection may vary . Every time Steam shows me a game I already know I don 't care about because the genre ...