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Character Emotion in 2D and 3D Animation by Les Pardew

By Les Pardew

Tips on how to animate emotion on your characters and upload drama for your animation! personality Emotion in second and 3D Animation bargains particularly with physique language, facial expressions, emotional reactions, and different tools of giving characters emotion. It additionally offers with including emotion and drama to a scene or atmosphere. A majority of animation books hide emotion as an aspect point. personality emotion is an enormous aspect that performs an essential function within the believability of the nature. personality Emotion in second and 3D Animation deals finished insurance of the innovations which can assist you create plausible emotion on your characters.

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Contrast can be exaggerated to bring more attention to an aspect of the animation. If you want a part of your animation to be more prominent than the rest of the scene, try giving it greater contrast. 14 You can use color contrast to emphasize a part of a scene. 56 ✎ Character placement directs attention because there is a natural tendency to look at a character in a scene first before you look at the background elements. A common mistake beginning animators make is centering the main character on-screen and not considering any compositional work with the camera.

That is not to say that the character isn’t still experiencing the same emotion— just not as intense. 7 The let down phase relaxes from the high emotion of the key reaction. Emotional Transitions Animating Emotional States When animating an emotional state, you are not just dealing with one short moment of emotion; rather, you are dealing with a state of being for the character. This means that the character may perform a number of tasks in a scene while in the emotional state. For example, if the character is bashful, the bashfulness is not a single emotional moment but rather something you have to incorporate into all of the movements and actions of the character.

You will want the animation to pause for three frames at this point to emphasize the phase so once you set the first key, move to frame 11 and set a second key there also. 15 Create the key reaction key frame. 16. Here the character is catching his balance from the surprise reaction. He steps back with his right foot. 16 In the let down key frame, the character is catching his balance after the reaction. 17. You’ve completed your first emotional transition animation. Did you notice that the key frames followed the phases outlined in the first part of the chapter?

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