Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Timing the blocking pass, part of Character Animation: Basics.
…Now that we understand how to pose characters, let's animate between poses.…In other words, let's do what's called pose to pose animation.…Now the first step in doing this is to…just block out the basic poses that you need.…So in this case, I only really have two poses.…I have this one. At frame one.…And then, I've blocked out another pose at frame five.…So, basically, he's going from this kind of concerned or…thinking mode into more of a realization mode.…
So, he's thinking of something and then he has an idea.…Now, the first step is to get the poses blocked out and we don't…really have to worry too much about…timing, and I've already done that for you.…But now, we need to time out the poses to make sure that we have a smooth…flow of animation, and the easiest way to do…that is to just move the key frames around…on the timeline.…So, just for the heck of it, let's go ahead and just play what we have.…Now, this is with only about four frames between the poses.…And you can see that this is way too fast.…
He's just zipping into that 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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