Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Living Lines Library

Think this came out a long while back, but just re stumbled into it.

Awesome, ton of pencil tests and looks like model sheets and other stuff too

 Living Lines Library

looks like it's a labor of love for Nagy Peter, who's won a few 11second clubs I 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Eric Goldberg

This is an old vid, but so often things hit you in a new way after you've grown for a while.

"The approach in CG is to layer things, here's the torso, now here's the arms, now here's the expressions... Nothing has any particular force to it. If you're conceiving of one pose that's expressive it ties it all together it helps you express what your trying to express rather than try to put it all in in separate stages. That intention of what the character wants and needs to do is sometimes missing. (from reels)"

Joe Bowers

Joe Bowers What I had, took me so long to just get it blocked out, and Glen would come and say "that looks great, lets just push it" and he'd draw over the whole shot. Everything Glen puts in emphasizes how things should feel (maybe beyond anatomy in favor of the feel). Like the mouth I didn't even think to push the mouth that big, mine looked like 10% of where Glen was pushing it. You forget how far you could and should push it. If you can draw it you can try something fast and try pushing it and keep it rough, if you're posing the process is so much slower. Now I thumbnail more. If I shoot reference I'm really boring, I don't want to animate that. So I take "here's the idea of what I'm doing, here's the mechanics of it" so I take a few thumbs of key poses and push it from there. PUSH FOR FEEL don't let the rig inhibit you, you won't see the ridiculousness but you'll feel the extra emphasis.
When you learn to animate you learn all the parts of a walk. But it's okay to let some of that stuff go if you need to, like with all the natural torso twists that should happen, it would kill the mood.

weight in animation, think of it as a bowling ball with things attached to it. the lighter stuff is dragged behind.

ragdoll cat, into keeping the animal feeling like an animal, like when she's swinging around kept the iconc shape of the back and legs, didn't push it all the way that a noodle would do, to keep it feeling right