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Character Animation tutorials?
show user profile  NLGFX_ger
does anyone know good character animation tutorials? I don't mean technically... but more aesthetically... to make the motions more convincing and appealing. Are there any guides to that? Or is it really just experience and reference? (of course it is for a big part, but theres gotta be more to that?)

I am currently struggling around with that. I mean the character does what its supposed to do and doesnt have any physically impossible movement - its seems right... but it isn't actually "right"... do you know what I mean? ;) it seems to come down to the fine tuning now... the step that is required to make it look more natural. Any guides into that direction would be quite helpful...

thx :)
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6/1/2011 11:54:00 PM (last edit: 6/1/2011 11:54:00 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
the guy who made this video animation have some tutorials to animate

check out his channel

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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6/2/2011 2:16:00 AM (last edit: 6/2/2011 2:16:00 AM)
show user profile  ceeejay

I find a great way to make human animations a little more natural, is to perform the action
yourself over and over (provided you actually can of course) and take note of the secondary
swing of limbs and the shifting of weight.

I find this really helpfull because you can feel precisely where any movement starts and ends, rather that trying to spot in a reference you can feel it.
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6/2/2011 3:49:53 AM (last edit: 6/2/2011 3:49:53 AM)
show user profile  NLGFX_ger

sounds good to me! I also thought about recording some self reference and watch that in detail... but aren't there any general guides, tips, whatsoever? Do's Don'ts?! ;)


thanks, I will check that out ;)
skype: oli_at_home
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6/2/2011 7:38:36 AM (last edit: 6/2/2011 7:39:09 AM)
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