WATCH IN 1080P60 for super smooth timelapse! I was asked to release a timelapse for what I did to smooth out hair animations on my current video project. So here it is.
First half is taking the jigglebones for the hair, baking them, and then using the pre-baked animation as a guide for smooth animation. Using the smooth and playhead tools, I get the rough spots out and make it a bit more smooth while still having a bit of movement in there for "realistic" animation.
The second half (or after the first four shots I fix the hair), I work on smoothing and fine tuning things (like supporting movements). If you just want to learn about animating hair, the first 15-20min are for you. The rest is bonus material.
I hope you like sexy jazz. The music compilation video I used as a backing track failed to source artists, so shall I since I have no bloody idea. This music fits the video, and it is also a consolation to the viewers who don't really like MLP. Thank you for bearing me animating ponies, so here's some fandom-neutral music :D.
This is roughly 3 hours of animating squeezed into 40min. I chose to set the maximum speed up rate to 5x speed. It turned out amazing in 60fps. I used OBS to record, and I forgot I set it to 60FPS before. Turned out awesome!