Animating overlap and follow-through


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Animating overlap and follow-through

Overlap, follow-through and drag play a big part in almost every type of character animation you are going to do. Even something as simple as moving a character's arm will have a lot of overlap, follow-through and drag. Let me show you what I mean. Here I have a simple character and I have animated her arm raising up and down over the course of about 20 frames. Now as you can see, the arm is moving, but all I have done is I have rotated the arm at the shoulder. I really haven't included the other joints of the arm.

And when I do this, it looks very mechanical. It doesn't look natural at all. Let me play it one more time. You can see how the arm looks really stiff. In order to give this more fluidity, we need to start animating the joints of the arm and incorporating some overlap, follow-through and drag. So, let's go ahead and focus on her forearm. Now as it raises up, this arm is actually going to be fairly stiff because remember the elbow does not bend back too far at all.

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Animating overlap and follow-through
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Animating overlap and follow-through provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the 2D Character Animation

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