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24 Mar 2023 15:43:26 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Spider Crawling Along a Path 2  
From: Tom Melly
Date: 6 Nov 2001 12:15:38
Message: <3be81aba$1@news.povray.org>
"Rune" <run### [at] mobilixnetdk> wrote in message

> One interesting note: in an updated version of the animation that I've made
> but not posted here the spider is hairy and looks more realistic, and I've
> got rid of the checker pattern on the ground. The individual frames look
> much better, but for some reason that I haven't figured out yet, the
> animation looks like stop-motion, like monsters in old movies. That's not
> what I'm aiming for so I'm trying to figure out what causes it. It might be
> some changes I've done to the walk cycle - or some bugs in my code...

The one on your webpage? To be honest it looks perfect IMHO - I'm not sure I can
spot the monster-movie problem, it looks very fluid. The only fault, if any, is
behavorial. Could you try varying the pace every now and then? He could even
stop to check something out on the ground...

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