Animating weight shift


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Animating weight shift

We have the basic moving hold in place. The next step is to animate the transition, the shifting of weight from the character from one foot to the other. Let's take a look at where we are in our animation. So we've got this moving hold and then he does a transition to that wave. So we are going to work on this transition. So the first thing I want to do is let's just take a look at what the hips are doing in this transition. So I am going to go over to my Layer Editor and then I am going to hit this V, which turns off the visibility of the upper body of the head and the eyes.

And let's just take a look at what the hips are doing. So the first thing we need to understand is how the character is transferring weight. I am going to go ahead and zoom in a little bit here on the timeline so we can see what we're doing. Let's just take a look at these hips. At frame 20, the hips are in that standard pose and what's happening here is that the weight of the character is go...

Animating weight shift
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Animating weight shift 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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