Preparing the rig


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Preparing the rig

So now we are ready to pose the rig. We'll also have to rename some symbols and duplicate some objects to make sure that we are ready to go. So let's open our file, character_ head_turn_02, and the first thing you'll notice is a very quick rough and ready thumbnail, and this is going to show us the animation. This is what we are going to do in the course of this chapter. So it's four very simple poses. The character will begin looking screen left, doing anticipation, and key pose number two, overshoot to the high point, and number three, and then settle into a normal looking right pose in key number four.

So four keys, and that's it. Thumbnails should be like a stickman. They don't have to be fancy. They don't have to be well drawn. They just have to have the basic information to give you something that you can work with, that show you the tilt of the head, the general attitude of the body. You can of course make more detail in this. But if you don't have great dr...

Preparing the rig
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Preparing the rig 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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