Animating a wave


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Animating a wave

So let's go ahead and animate the last part of this animation, which is the character waving. A wave is a really good example of secondary motion. It's a good example of drag and so you are going to learn a lot of these principles as we animate this. So let's go ahead and play what we have. So you can see the beginning. It looks pretty fluid and then when it gets to that wave, well the arm is pretty stiff. So starting at about frame 30, the last half of this animation that arm looks like it's just stuck in place.

And the reason is is because well, the arm is actually composed of three joints. It has the shoulder, the elbow, and the wrist and each one of these will be affected by the motion of the other. So in this case, the shoulder is the thing that's driving the motion of everything else and typically in arm motion, that's the case. So as this character moves down, you can see that what's happening is that the shoulder is pulling that arm in that direction. It&...

Animating a wave
Video duration: 9m 53s 6h 6m Intermediate

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Animating a wave provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Character Animation: Maya

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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