Intro: Lego Star Wars Animation II
This is the second Lego animation I have done, and is a sequel, and second of hopefully a trilogy I can complete in the next few weeks. This animation uses a large portion of features used in the first animation, that can be accessed from this link:
It is recommended that you see the first Instructable so that you get the basics of what is needed.
Step 1: Changes
I consider this animation to be an improvement over the first one in various ways, all the way from the fighting to the camera shots.
The fighting takes up the majority of the animation, and is much faster paced than the last episode's fight scenes.
Step 2: Set/Pieces
The set was made up of almost entirely white Lego pieces to simulate a snowy environment.
I had a wide variety of characters to use, and I mostly reused the characters from the last animation.
There was also a treasure chest from a pirate set, though this was a megablock, and didn't fit well with the Lego
Step 3: Walking
While there is much less walking in this than there was in the first animation, walking is still a key feature, and is explained in the diagram, I have modeled the walking on.
Step 4: Fighting
The lasers that were used for effect in the first one were not used in this animation, the laser fire was instead replaced by an actual Lego piece that attaches to the end of a gun.
The lightsaber fighting was longer and much faster paced, this required much sound editing, however, it was much better than the last "episode".
Step 5: Fire
Fire was used in this animation, as a "campfire" and had characters sitting around it. The Lego piece holding the fire stood still, while the fire itself was turned slightly in each frame, making it look as though the fire was moving. The crackling of fire was added as a sound effect in post production.
Step 6: Jet Pack
The jet pack used by Boba Fett comes with the character, but to make it appear as though it's on, I placed a fire piece underneath the jet pack, and made it look like he was being propelled.