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Biomechanics & Learning & Lessons

Lesson: Biomechanics and Balance

This is part of a series I have started of lessons from my class lectures. I will choose a topic from time to time to expand on. If you have ideas for a topic please contact me with topics. ****One of the biggest issues I find with newbie animators to CG is understanding balance in their poses.  Balance is the only way to illustrate weight.  if your character looks like they are going to fall over in their pose, you have not…

03 minute 
Biomechanics & Learning & Lessons

Lesson: Biomechanics and Balance

This is part of a series I have started of lessons from my class lectures. I will choose a topic from time to time to expand on. If you have ideas for a topic please use the Ask me anything widget on the right.  *** these are not my images. Copyright on these images belong to their respective owners. I just use them for educational purposes. ****One of the biggest issues I find with newbie animators to CG is understanding…

2D & Learning & Lessons & Puppets & Software & Tutorials

OpenToonz

Animation software OpenToonz, which is used by many studios, most notably Japanese Studio Ghibli has been made open source and available for absolutely FREE! And you can also download the same tools that Studio Ghibli used for their process! “With one announcement, the animation software game may have changed forever. Toonz, the software used by Studio Ghibli to produce films like The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and The Wind Rises, will be made free and…

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Lessons & Model Sheets & Pendleton Ward

How To Draw Adventure Time -Pendleton Ward

Adventure Time’s Pendleton Ward made this extensive guide to the rules for drawing Finn and Jake, even while encouraging people to break most of them. The Style guide for Adventure Time allows anyone drawing Finn to occasionally break rules of the style guide itself (and physics) if it allows for a better animation on the character. Style guides usually make it online after being distributed by the show itself in some sort of blog or in an “Art of” book. Occasionally,…