Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding anticipation and follow-through, part of Learning Character Animation.
…Let's do one more pass on this animation.…So now we've got two poses, with a shift in…weight and balance, so let's just play what we have.…So as you can see, he's animating between those poses fairly well.…He really doesn't have any overlap or follow…through or any moving holes or anything like that.…So let's go ahead and add some more life to this.…Now the first thing I want to do is focus on the…first part of this, where he's basically just holding this pose.…And characters are rarely if ever still, so there's always…some life to the character.…
So the first thing I want to do is, let's just…go ahead and work with the character's hips a little bit.…So what I want to do is understand where he's going.…So he's basically going to be moving down.…So, it might be interesting to go in the opposite direction, here.…So, maybe lift his hips just slightly, to give him a little bit of life.…So, I'm going to go back to this pose and I'm going to change it just…a little bit.…I'm going to just go ahead and just lift his hips up just a…
- Telling stories through posing
- Creating a strong line of action in poses
- Animating seating to standing poses
- Adding anticipation and follow-through
- Making your character walk
- Animating the head and face
- Animating basic phonemes
- Animating a scene
Skill Level Beginner
Flash Professional CS5: Character Animationwith Dermot O' Connor9h 19m Intermediate
Creating Animated Characters in After Effectswith George Maestri3h 53m Intermediate
1. Posing Characters
2. Creating Pose-to-Pose Animation
3. Basics of Walks
4. Facial Animation
5. Basics of Dialogue
6. Animating a Scene
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