Animating a walk

22 October, 2008
Animating a walk

How a Character Walks   Animating a walk can be a challenge for any animator. They become much easier when we keep in mind a few important elements, such as: emotion, weight, and strong key poses. Of course these ingredients are important to any form of animation - 2D or 3D. Emotion affects every aspect…

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MODEL SHEET

22 October, 2008
MODEL SHEET

MODEL SHEET In a model sheet you can find the respective character in different poses like side, back, front and three fourth.     Animating any character without a model sheet will produce animations with major problems like non-consistency of character. Even an experienced animator will find it hard to conceive how a character looks…

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CHARACTERIZATION

22 October, 2008

CHARACTERIZATION  (acting)   Character animation is the ultimate achievement of animation art. It is a complex combination of craftsmanship, acting and timing.   Characterization in animation is concerned not so much with what the character do. The audience is conditioned to look at human characters in human situations. In animation this can only be a…

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CHARACTER CONSTRUCTION

22 October, 2008
CHARACTER CONSTRUCTION

CHARACTER CONSTRUCTION   Figure construction using cylinders, circles and lines of action.   Step 1:   First begin with a LINE OF ACTION. The LINE OF ACTION should always be active. Avoid vertical lines — they are still and can make your character wooden. Try a sweeping curve, a diagonal or horizontal LINE OF ACTION.…

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DRAWING FROM LIFE

22 October, 2008
DRAWING FROM LIFE

DRAWING FROM LIFE:   Realistic and animation sketching      Compare the above drawings with the one below, which is realistic and well shaded the above figures are defined by lines and the one below is a blend of shading and rendering.      When it comes to animation, characters need to be designed in…

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DRAWING WITH BASIC SHAPES

22 October, 2008
DRAWING WITH BASIC SHAPES

DRAWING WITH BASIC SHAPES:             Basic shapes can be adopted to build characters and props. Basic shapes not only enable character creation, but can also be used to create non-living props like Houses, Bike, and Cars etc…              Some Drawings with Basic Shapes:     Drawing a…

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LINES AND STYLIZATION

22 October, 2008
LINES AND STYLIZATION

LINES AND STYLIZATION:                       Applying Lines:   A single line can make a big difference in creating any object or character. The above drawings are the best examples. You can find a variation in the lines that are used to create a fire, when compared to that of a raindrop or a…

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Types of Animation Systems

22 October, 2008

Types of Animation Systems:   Scripting Systems:   Scripting Systems were the earliest type of motion control systems. The animator writes a script in the animation language. Thus, the user must learn this language and the system is not interactive. One scripting system is ASAS (Actor Script Animation Language), which has syntax similar to LISP.…

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ANIMATION TECHNIQUES

22 October, 2008
ANIMATION TECHNIQUES

ANIMATION TECHNIQUES:   What is Animation?   Animation is the process by which we see still pictures MOVE. Each picture is shot on film one at a time and is shown at the rate of 24 pictures per second making the pictures appear to move.   Why do we see these images as moving?  …

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2D ANIMATION PROCESS CHART

22 October, 2008
2D ANIMATION PROCESS CHART

2D ANIMATION PROCESS CHART     

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