Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating a character from seated to standing: Creating the main poses, part of Learning Character Animation.
…Now, let's take a look at a scene that has a more significant shift of weight.…Here, we have a character that's going from seated to standing.…So her weight really is doing a big shift.…Here, her weight is firmly on the bench, and here…her weight goes down through her feet to the ground.…So let's take a look at how this works with just a very simple in between.…And as you can see, it doesn't really look realistic.…That's because she needs to get her whole body into the scene.…
Now when you create a large shift in weight, you do need to anticipate and then…follow through with that motion to get the…body moving so that you can shift the weight.…So, in this case she's going to anticipate that by leaning back.…Now, in order to get enough room for this to happen, we need to expand our…two main poses. We need to push this last pose back.…So, I'm going to go ahead and cut those keys out, and then I'm going…to go back about a second…or so about to frame 25, and I'm going to go ahead and push those back.…
So now, you can see we've got her just standing up much more slowly.…
- 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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