Bringing the character to life


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Bringing the character to life

Now we've animated all of the external forces acting upon the character. And as you can see, he definitely looks like he's in motion, but there's really no intention from the character himself. He is kind of being pushed around like a rag doll. So let's first of all analyze this scene a little bit. What is the character's intention? Well, my thought was that the character doesn't want to be pushed around. He wants to stay stable. So the first thing we want to do is try and get him to force himself to instead of being pushed back so far, to try and resist that.

So we can do that by starting with some hip motion. So I am going to go ahead and again select the hips. Now in order for him to actually push against the force, he needs some leverage. And with his feet straight like this or with his knees straight like this, he's not going to be able to get the leverage he needs to act against the force that's dragging him back. So at frame 5 I want to move him down ...

Bringing the character to life
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Bringing the character to life 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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