Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating weight and balance, part of Learning Character Animation.
…Now once you have your major poses and holds blocked out, the next step is…to start adding intermediate poses, in other words,…poses that help with the transition between poses.…So let's go ahead and play what we have first.…>> 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 some good, basic poses,…but we're not really getting a lot of weight between these poses here.…So one of the things I want to look at…is this space between this pose here and this one.…
If I slide this, you'll notice that it's just a straight transition.…So as you can see, the pose basically just goes along a straight line.…You see it just goes straight along that line, but what we…really want to do is we want this to move along an arc.…So I want this to actually dip down and then come up.…So I need to create an intermediate pose or middle…pose, in order to dip that and that's really just…standard weight and balance transfer.…
So as a character shifts from one foot to another, the hips will drop.…
- 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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