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GARY FAIGIN - FAIGIN FACE BLOG. Hand Drawn Animation Notes. Animated black and white effects koji yamamura muybridge's strings. My Sketchbook. AnimSchool Classtime: Tony Bonilla. AnimSchool Classtime: Tony Bonilla. Animaçåo tradicional on Pinterest. The 11 Second Club Blog: getting the basics. I had a body mechanics piece planned for this challenge, but its on hold till after xmas.

The 11 Second Club Blog: getting the basics

Instead, this fortnight's challenge is written by Cosmicfool. Hoping it helps people who maybe struggling to find a good way to build a pendulum. Those who are familiar with this exercise, may have the freedom to be creative. Hope you all enjoy! Hey, this is another back to the basics challenge. So the idea behind this challenge, is to take the pendulum and move it across the screen however you decide. Step 1: Establishing your timing, and moving the board from point a to b. So working in the front view, I'm going to move the board in translate x from a to b. To start, I set a key on frame 1. Now the forward movement begins at frame 16. So here's how you read this chart: (please note, 1 in this case represents Frame 16 on our pendulum) 1 is our point of origin. VNOG Blog: 3 Speeds. Pose to Pose Organized Keyframe Animation Article.

Principles of Animation. "Not only do sympathetic characters need appeal in their design, but villians and comics should have just as much.

Principles of Animation

Appeal is the pleasing and fascinating quality that makes a person enjoy looking at any drawing" John K Stuff blog is a really useful blog site for gripping the basics of these principles. Animation Physics. Online version of Designing Cartoon Characters for Animation Vol. 2. The Animated Cartoon Factory's Animation School. Welcome to the The Animated Cartoon Factory In this new section of the website you'll be able to access some really neat free learning materials that will assist you in your studies.

The Animated Cartoon Factory's Animation School

If you're already enrolled in an animation school somewhere, this information will suppliment the stuff you're getting in class from your instructors. I've been teaching animation now for 23 years at Seneca, Humber and Sheridan College so I know how it works when you're in school. The instructor's try their hardest to give you as much information as they can without frying your brain but they usually don't give you everything because it would physically be too much.

Carlos Baena. Carlos Baena. Make Movies. Glen_Keane_Animation. Thinking Animation Blog: 10ThingsToThinkAbout. 10 Things to Think About - from the book Thinking Animation by Angie Jones and Jamie Oliff.

Thinking Animation Blog: 10ThingsToThinkAbout

This is one of the lectures I use at the online school I created this list for my book Thinking Animation to help animators create a clear and solid message with their work. I will post the 10 Things to Think About over the course of the next 10 weeks. ~Enjoy! #9 Eyes: (This particular lecture is much longer when I teach. Basic Notes on animating Eyes: Eyes are windows into the soul and the soul is controlled by the mind.Eye darts and glances tell more than any other gestures in the body when used in the right place in the scene. Overview of Eye Movement: Never animate without a reason! Charactermation's channel. Animation Study. The Lozt Boyz: How I Study Animation.

If studying in school is essential to getting good grades, couldn't you say the same for creating good animation?

The Lozt Boyz: How I Study Animation

If you truly want to have better animation, you need to study. More importantly, do you know HOW TO STUDY? When I was a kid, getting good grades never came easy to me. Recipe for Success. Today we are going to cook up a shot, roll up your sleeves, put your apron on, cause we are going to have some fun!

Recipe for Success

A few days ago I was watching Master Chef (which is a cooking show for those of you don’t know) and it got me thinking about the parallels between cooking and animating. When cooking or baking you need to make sure you have all the right utensils and ingredients in order to make sure you can follow a recipe from start to finish. Believe it or not, in animation it’s the same! There is an elaborate preparation process also known as planning where the animator needs to figure out what he/ she wants to make and how it fits in the picture.

It requires looking through storyboards, model sheets and getting an overall idea or feel of what’s coming before and after. I guess what I am getting at, is that you can’t turn on the computer and expect to create something just like you can’t get into the kitchen and expect something to be baked or cooked. Gorilla Resources Page. Shawn Kelly on acting.

Gorilla Resources Page

Notes on acting from Doron A. Meir. Victor Navone on exaggeration. "Ken Fountain - Animating A Basic Acting Shot" video tutorial (10 min clip #1) Animation Notes Contents. Cut Outs - Straight Ahead Animation The projects below are not required submissions but the notes may be of interest to you.

Animation Notes Contents

Spanish Animators: Frame a frame. Animation Tips. Lip Sync and Character Animation. The following short descriptions are paraphrased by Nataha Lightfoot and expanded upon by me from the "Illusion Of Life" by Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston.

Lip Sync and Character Animation

(pp.47-69) Look these up and read the original version for a more complete and thorough understanding. Click on any of the principles below to go to the definitions 1. Squash and Stretch 2. The SPA Studios Masterclass 2012 - Acting Avanzado.