Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding lower body poses, part of Character Animation: Basics.
…At this point we have two basic steps blocked out.…So, I've got one, two poses and then one at the beginning that start the walk.…So, now let's go ahead and start filling in some of the…blanks here in this walk and try and get the lower body finished.…So the first thing I want to do is let's just go ahead and take a look at this.…Well, at frame nine here which is…halfway through the first step, you'll see that the right foot is passing the left.…
And this is where we have what's called the passing pose.…And so what we can do is we can lift…up the hips and the foot to allow that to happen.…So at this point the hips are going to be at their highest…point, so I'm going to go ahead and grab those and move them up.…Pretty much vertical.…I don't…want to over extend the feet like that, but I want to give a nice natural bend.…So, something about like that.…And, then I'm going to go ahead and set a key for those hips.…So, now when I scrub, you can see how the hips kind of go up and down.…
Now this foot here is also passing.…
- 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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