Creating a strong line of action


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Creating a strong line of action

As you start animating characters, a lot of times you'll be animating from pose-to-pose. Pose-to-pose animation really just takes character from one pose to another. Now, when you're animating using poses, you need to create strong poses, poses that read very well to the audience. Your audience needs to look at your character and instantly be able to know what the character is doing and where the action is leading. So, this means your character's poses need a strong line of action, as well a strong silhouette.

Now, let me show you what those mean. Here we have a character who is just standing and this is actually kind of boring. We really don't know what the character is doing. There's really no intent in the pose. She is just standing there. If we create a stronger line of action, we can have a much better sense of what's happening. Here's another pose. So, with both of these poses, they are much more dynamic, they have a much better line of action and they show ...

Creating a strong line of action
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Creating a strong line of action provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the 2D Character Animation

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