Bringing the character to life


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Bringing the character to life

So at this point, we have the character animating, but he's only being affected by forces that are outside of him. So let's go ahead and play this, and as you can see, yes, he's moving, he's moving realistically, but there's nothing coming from him. He's really just being pushed around by forces, almost like a rag doll, but we can fix that by actually animating the character himself, using internal forces. Now, before I do this, I need to understand what it is that the character is going to do; what is my character's intention? Well, I know that if I were on such a moving platform, I would want to keep my balance. I would also want to see where I'm going, so let's go ahead and animate some of that.

So let's take a look at this animation here. Now, when I get to this first keyframe at Frame 6, the character is kind of being pushed back, but if he wants to actually counteract this force, he's going to need leverage, and he can't get much leverage...

Bringing the character to life
Video duration: 4m 51s 5h 56m Intermediate

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Bringing the character to life provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Character Animation: 3ds Max

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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