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Character Animation: 2D Skills for Better 3D by Steve Roberts

By Steve Roberts

Enhance your personality animation with a mastery of conventional rules and strategies together with weight and stability, timing, walks, birds, fish, snakes, 4 legged animals, performing and lip-synch. conventional animation talents and methods are offered in either 2nd and 3D area. The better half CD gains demonstration animations and routines carried out in all of the significant animation applications together with 3ds Max, LightWave, Maya, and XSI Softimage.* Readers will in achieving more suitable 3D animation with a realistic knowing of foundational animation abilities* thought is balanced with useful routines in drawn and 3D animation.* significant other CD-ROM comprises brief demonstration video clips, 3D workouts, and 20 rigged versions for perform.

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Because a soccer ball is lighter than a bowling ball it is affected less by the pull of gravity as it bounces and will bounce higher, if they are both dropped from the same height. A membrane filled with compressed air has a certain amount of give, making it springier. This means that a soccer ball will also bounce more times than a bowling ball before coming to a stop. matter and the animation of inanimate objects 33 A soccer ball being kicked will be far easier to move than a bowling ball (it is a soccer ball after all).

Remember that to show a gain in speed as the ball is dropped, the drawings will be further and further apart. 22 character animation: 2D skills for better 3D The bottom illustration on p. 23 shows the timing charts for all the keys and the correct numbering. As the ball bounces up, it will accelerate to the optimum speed and then start to slow as gravity takes over, and it reaches the apex of the bounce. As the ball hits the ground for the second time, the squash will be slightly less (it will have fallen from a lower height).

This time, because the force of the fall is less, the balloon will squash less. The water is forced upwards by the membrane of the balloon. 34 character animation: 2D skills for better 3D At the top it meets water coming from the other side of the balloon and is forced down. The balloon does not take off this time. The water circles round within the balloon and pushes the membrane out into another squash, this time even less than the last squash. This action can be repeated several times. The extent of the squash and the height to which the water travels to the top of the balloon gets less and less.

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