Saturday, November 10, 2018

Animation Blocking - Act Out Your Animation - part 6

Part 6 is all about acting out your animation (your playblast if you work in Maya). That doesn't mean you act things out for your reference, no no no, it means that you act out what you just animated. So if you try to replicate exactly the movement and timing of your animation you will feel and see what works and what doesn't. It's a quick check and coupled with the usage of sound (coming next week) a very effective way to make sure your animation works during your blocking stage.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Animation Blocking - Pose Library - part 5

How to block out your animation, how to plan your animation blocking, what to avoid, what IS animation blocking, all these questions are the basis of this new series and a topic that's really important for new animation students. Part 5 takes a look at how you can create a pose library for your animation if you're not equipped with extra tools and scripts. It's a simple and fast approach that can help you save time when blocking out your animation.

Friday, November 2, 2018

ER (season 1/2) - Acting Analysis for Animators

Today's Acting Analysis for Animators brings back ER and this time we are looking at episodes from season 1 and season 2. I'm a big fan of Carter and he's featured heavily for his usual awesome facial expressions and pantomime, but we are also looking at body gestures based on habit and more!