Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding in upper body motion, part of Learning Character Animation.
…So now we have the lower body pretty much animated.…And we can take a look at how that works.…So as you can see, we've got pretty good motion for the lower body.…Now it's time to add in the upper body.…So I'm going to go ahead and turn on just the upper body.…Not the head, so we can take a look at how this works.…So let's go ahead and play this with the upper body.…See how what it looks like.…And as you can see the upper body is kind of…not really doing much, but we can certainly add some rotation.…So the first thing I want to do is take a look at the shoulders.…
Now remember, in a walk, the hips move with the feet, so as the right foot moves…forward, the right hip moves forward. But the shoulders oppose the hip motion.…So as that right hip goes forward, we need to rotate the shoulders back.…So, we can start at the first pose where the left foot is forward.…I'm going to go ahead and select the spine joints.…And I'm going to take a look at this from the top.…
And as you can see, we've got this rotated with the…
- 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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