Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding secondary motion, part of Character Animation: Basics.
…At this point we've got the major poses blocked out.…We have our main poses, we have our holds,…and we also have shifts in weight and balance.…Now all of this together plays like this. >> This is way too much for me.…This is way too much for me. This is way too much for me.…>> So as you can see, we've got the major animation blocked out.…Now this is the point where we're going to start finessing the animation.…And we're going to be going back and forth, to really get this animation fluid.…
Now I can't show you the entire process,…but, let me show you some basic techniques.…We're going to focus on, moving holds, anticipation, overlap, and follow through.…So, let's go ahead and just start at the beginning of the animation.…Now the first thing I'm going…to focus on is this first gesture. She goes this.…Now the hand is really just doing a straight in between from here to here.…Now if we want to add a little bit more pop to this…we can break the wrist to add a little bit of anticipation.…
So, I'm going to go a few frames before. Let's go to frame seven here.…
- 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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