Animating the torso


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Animating the torso

So now we have our character walking and all of his joints are moving nicely, so let's proceed. And we will now do a little squashing on the body, a very simple thing. Definitely, I think, worth a little bit of time. Let's click on our character. Let's get in there. So I think we can get rid of our little reference image up at the top now, unless you still think you need it. I think we're well advanced at this point. So let's look at the walk.

One thing that isn't really doing anything drastic is the torso. So again, we want to keep things looking as lifelike as possible. So I'm going to put some keys in here, hitting F6 for all this, this just duplicates the first. Let's switch this entire layer to shape tween. Let's look outside first to see exactly where we are, where we're going to. So here is our recoil, before our little fellow hits the ground, so let's just squash him out a little bit.

And we might even consider trying to change this curve...

Animating the torso
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Animating the torso provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dermot O' Connor as part of the Flash Professional CS5: Character Animation

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