Animation: The Mechanics of Motion

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 26, 2005 - Art - 256 pages
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Contents

Laws of motion
1-9
Squash and stretch
1-20
Posetopose and straightahead
1-28
Overlapping action followthrough and drag
1-44
Lip synchronization
1-45
Arcs and curves and line of action
1-59
Before we begin
2-2
Anticipation
2-13
Before we begin
2-70
Design criteria
4-12
Birds in flight
4-30
Before we begin
4-43
Delivering dialogue and carrying narrative
4-51
Before we begin
4-67
Line tests
4-88
Formats
4-96

Weight and balance
2-25
Before we begin
2-46
Temperament and pace
2-54
Character interaction
2-61
Glossary
4-109
Further reading
4-116
Useful contacts
4-123
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About the author (2005)

Chris Webster is an animator who has worked for twenty years in the industry and has extensive experience as an educator teaching across a broad range of levels from schools, higher education and professional training programmes and within the studio environment. He is currently Head of Animation at the Bristol School of Animation and the University of the West of England.

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