Understanding forces and character motion


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Understanding forces and character motion

When you start animating characters, the most important thing you need to understand is the concept of force. Characters move because of force, and there are two basic types of forces acting upon your character. One is external forces: those things outside the character. The force of gravity bringing your character down, wind pushing your character back, the force of an object striking your character; really anything outside of the character would be classified as an external force.

Internal forces would be those created by the character themselves. In other words, forces created by the character's muscles, and these would be the leg muscles, standing up against the force of gravity, the character lifting his hand, or lifting an object. So anything that the character creates is an internal force, and any animation that you do is going to have a balance between internal and external forces. So in order to illustrate this, we're going to do a simple animation here of a moving platfo...

Understanding forces and character motion
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Understanding forces and character motion 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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