Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating the head, part of Character Animation: Basics.
…Now we have the arms and the rest of the body animating.…Let's take a look at that, and you can see we've got pretty good motion for the arms.…Now let's go ahead and do the last little bit of it.…We're going to animate the characters head, so let's turn on the head.…Let's just take a look at the walk.…As you can see the head is very, very stiff.…Take a look at this from the front, just to see.…And as you can see, the head is really, not moving at all.…So, what we need to do, is just, basically, get the head moving forward.…
So, as the character walks, she's going to be looking in the direction of her walk.…So, it's a pretty simple concept here.…Now, this will change, depending on what, upon the scene.…Characters do tend to move their heads around as…they walk to look at things and stuff like that.…But at this point, let's just take a look at her…from the front, and let's go ahead and set a key frame for this.…So let's get her head looking forward.…And also we've got this kind of nice line here, and let's play with that.…
- 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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