Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of 2D Animation Principles.
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…Thank you for watching the course.…I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.…If you are interested in learning more…my very first Lynda course, Flash Professional…CS 5 Character Animation, is an extremely…intensive introduction to doing character animation in Flash.…And yes it's a slightly older version, but I wouldn't be put off by that.…It's still completely applicable if you have a newer version of the program.…Fundamentals of Character Animation by George Maestri is a really, really…good course and it deals with character animation fundamentals using a…3D puppet, and if 3D CGI imagery is more your thing,…then I think this would be the perfect fit for you.…
Also, by George Maestri is Creating Animated Characters in After Effects.…So if you are an After Effects wizard, then, give this one a try.…Now some books.…And this book is fantastic.…It really is the gold standard.…Character Animation Crash Course By Eric Goldberg.…It's a really wonderful introduction to animation…and it'll supplement everything that you've learnt already.…
These lessons are designed with Flash in mind, but work just as well with any other 2D animation program.
- Creating gesture drawings
- Comparing storyboard styles
- Squash, stretch, and volume
- Comparing timing and spacing
- Using anticipation, overshoot, settle, overlap, and follow-through
- Creating eccentric walks
- Building stock mouth shapes for dialogue
- Creating thumbnails