Here’s the animation assignment from last week – I’m catching up! We had to create 3 key poses, and animate in between them. Although I spent a long time on this assignment I don’t love the result – I didn’t put much into the character design and it shows.
When changing poses, it’s best to have an interesting action in between the two main poses – for example, if a character will be reaching out to point at something, you could bring the hand back first, in anticipation of the point forward. Otherwise you get a weird mechanical, morphing effect – which I happened to do on this assignment. Watch the movie a couple times – you’ll notice that as he’s sitting up he sort of morphs into the lean forward; I much prefer the settle back because I managed to get him to turn the opposite way a bit before settling back into the shocked expression.
Oh well. Better luck next time.