This “winding cycle” was by far the most labor intensive animated cycles I ever had to do for this project. There was just no way to do this without fully animating every pose and then go back and inbetween it to keep it at the correct speed. This scene took as almost long as the rest of the short!
I knew this was going to be the case. When I was thumbnailing the short, I made sure to keep the staging of this consistent so I could reuse it through the whole short. If I couldn’t reuse it for just one other scene, there was no way I could get this short done in the time I had. Plan ahead, it’s the only way to “work smarter, not harder!” (as Scrooge McDuck says)
Also, I’m at CTNX in Burbank right now! Come by and visit!