Using thumbnails


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Using thumbnails

So this is a thumbnail sketch of what we are going to be doing in the next section. And it's very importan,t before you animate, that you know what exactly you're going to animate. And it's a very bad habit a lot of people have, in 2D or 3D, or hand drawn animation; they just start drawing. And sometimes that can be fun and useful, but for most of the time it's not really a good idea unless you want to spend four times as long doing something. So it's a good idea to sit back, and think, and figure out exactly what you want to do, and how few keyframes you can do it in. Don't make more keyframes if you don't have to make them. It will look better; you will enjoy it more.

So here is a scene of the square character that we used in the last section, and it's just doing a simple action; in this case it's a jump. Now we can animate this jump any number of ways, but this is a pretty standard one where he begins in his zero pose, anticipates into the squash...

Using thumbnails
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Using thumbnails provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dermot O' Connor as part of the Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional

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