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Unicycle Motion: a brief study

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I did this little test of unicycle motion just for fun. I've marked it up with some notes.

 

attachment=46990:unicycleMotionH264.mov

 

 

attachment=46991:UniCycle.prj

 

 

Although I mention it in the notes, I'll say it again... the unicycle's "stop" is the least satisfying in appearance because it has been over simplified. A real unicycle stop is a precarious balancing act. :o

 

Edit: couldn't let that lousy stop be. I added some overshoot to it to make it look better. Revised files.

 

 

 

UniCycle2_with_reversestop.prj

 

unicycleMotion2NotesH264.mov

 

 

Edit 2:

 

Playing with this notion some more, here it is with "cartoon physics". This is all bone squetch. Distortion box squetch would be better, especially on the wheel, but that's a battle for another day.

 

unicycleMotion7H264.mov

 

Unicycle7_cartoonier.zip

Animation.gif

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Are you speaking from experience ? my brother in law was pretty good riding one made it look almost effortless . thanks for the prj

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Thanks!

 

Revised version with better stop posted above.

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very nice !... and inquiring minds - John & I - still wanta know - Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the unicyclist party?

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Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the unicyclist party?

 

No, I've never been on a unicycle.

 

So this is all "thought experiment" animation. Not necessarily the safe way to do it.

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New version with quasi-cartoon motion posted at top!

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New version with quasi-cartoon motion posted at top!

 

Bravo!

 

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Thats good ,I like the motion blurr on that it work's very well and the notes are excelant

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Very nice

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I grew up riding a unicycle. They are great for beaches or for festivals where there's crowds and lots of walking.

everyone lets you go by and loves watching.

They are designed though to slam you face first into the road surface.

The stop though the wheel should go a bit further in front of the rider then come back quickly under him to regain balance.

like a fast reverse after the stop to put the wheel back under the rider.

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Nicely done! The sound effects work perfectly!

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Here's a bit of stereoscopic silliness. This is in cross-eye format.

 

Unicycle10dStereoH.mov

 

 

 

The stop though the wheel should go a bit further in front of the rider then come back quickly under him to regain balance.

like a fast reverse after the stop to put the wheel back under the rider.

 

That's good feedback. I'll see if I can do a take that incorporates that.

 

 

Now is that wheel really spinning or did you use a projection map? ;)

 

It's a genuine spinnin' wheel, that's gotta go 'round.

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Fantastic smooth movements, I´ll take the tips, thank´s...

Saludos desde México :P

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