Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Arms and hands, part of Character Animation: Basics.
…Now that we have the spine animated, let's go…ahead and continue moving up the body to the arms.…So, let's go ahead and play what we have, right now.…And as you can see, we've got pretty good spine motion.…But, nothing going on in the arms.…So, let's go ahead and correct that.…So, you're going to scroll back to the beginning.…And let's go ahead and start with the right arm.…So the right foot…is back, so the right arm will be forward. So let's go ahead and rotate this down.…
Get's this into a more natural position. And bring it forward.…So I'm going to go ahead and rotate that forward…and maybe angle it in just a little bit.…But what I'm trying to do is, is I'm trying…to get the hand a slightly in front of the body.…So I'm going to go ahead and rotate that elbow up.…And again, we've got that hand in front of the body.…And then I'm going to take the hand and curve it in.…Just a little bit.…So, again I'm trying to get this slightly in front of the body.…And maybe a little bit down like that. May have got it a little too far out.…
- 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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