Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Sequencing poses, part of Character Animation: Basics.
When you pose characters you have to realize that poses never happen alone.…One pose always flows into another.…It's a choreography of poses that tell the story.…So in this case, we have a very strong pose, she's whispering in his ear.…Now this will bring up the question with the audience, what is she whispering?…Well the next pose is, where we reveal that.…So if we go from this pose to a post…like this, it may be revealed that the secret wasn't so pleasant to him.…
And she's consoling him.…If we take that same first pose and we go to another pose, you'll see that well,…the secret was actually good for her, and she's pretty satisfied with herself.…So again, the sequence of poses is where you really start to build your story.…Now in addition…to just having a good sequence of poses,…you also need to have contrast between poses.…So here we have a character, and a pretty dynamic pose and she's…going to be eventually going to this pose, where she reaches for something.…
Now if we take this pose and go directly into this pose,…
- 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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