Character Animation: Mechanics and Emotion
with Chris Kirshbaum
This is Chris's second lecture in a series on character animation using software: Maya. Using the same character rig as in Character Animation: Fundamentals, Chris leads you down the twin paths of successful character animation: mechanics and emotion. Conjoining believable motion with believable acting is the holy grail of animation, and this duality is demonstrated by animating the bouncing man. Chris covers appealing poses, believable weight distribution, activation of limbs, use of gesture to demonstrate attitude, the aura of the character and effective utilization of the stage.
Duration: 164 minutes
Format: SD 1024x768