Character Animation: 2D Skills for Better 3D
Improve your character animation with a mastery of traditional principles and processes including weight and balance, timing, walks, birds, fish, snakes, four legged animals, acting and lip-synch. Traditional animation skills and techniques are presented in both 2D and 3D space. The companion CD features demonstration animations and exercises conducted in each of the major animation packages including 3ds Max, LightWave, Maya, and XSI Softimage.
* Readers will achieve improved 3D animation with a practical understanding of foundational animation skills
* Theory is balanced with practical exercises in drawn and 3D animation.
* Companion CD-ROM includes short demonstration movies, 3D exercises, and 20 rigged models for practice.
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chapter 1 introduction to 2Danimation working practice
chapter 2 matter and the animation of inanimate objects
chapter 3 the construction of a simple character its articulation and balance
chapter 4 timing anticipation overshoot followthrough and overlapping action with an animated character
chapter 5 human walks and runs
chapter 6 animal walks and runs
chapter 7 animation of fish and snakes
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3D animation 3D Studio Max 3DS Max acting action anima anticipation anticipatory move arms audience balloon basic body language bones bounce bowling ball breakdown camera CD-ROM character looks character's curves dialogue DigiCel drawing no.1 drawing number drawn animation emotions example exercise eyebrows eyes face facial expressions film ﬁsh forward frame 9 front give hand head hits the ground illustration in-between drawings inanimate obiects ioint key drawings key frame key position frame legs LightWave line tester maior Maya method acting mirror image mouth shapes mouth shut consonants movement oint overshoot p|ayed peg bar pose pull push rib cage rotation scene screen second character sequence side slightly smile snake squash squash and stretch stick stride position Take a look Tex Avery texture map thing thumbnail sketches trame trom wa|k walk cycle wiII wings x-sheet