Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating weight shift, part of Character Animation: Maya.
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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 going down the right foot.…So that right leg is supporting the character.…
Prerequisite courses: Maya 2011 Essential Training.
- Using screen-drawing tools for Windows and Mac
- Quickly posing characters with custom MEL scripts and layers
- Understanding forces and their role in creating lifelike animation
- Sequencing and timing pose-to-pose animation
- Fine-tuning transitions
- Animating a character's gait and run
- Crafting realistic facial expressions
- Syncing speech to animated dialogue