The fourth years on my course were working on their degree animation short, Aster. They were looking for animators and I offered to animate a few scenes for them. They gave me the scene where the main robot touches the second robot’s chest plate and gets shocked.
This was my initially blocked out scene:
First spline pass:
I started the scene again, this time using the IK rig instead:
I sent it their way and they gave me feedback on how to improve it such as moving the head less, have it focus on the damage more, shorten the hand delay time and shorten the contact time as well. Final animation: