Saturday, February 16, 2013

Animation Program Primer - Part 2

Character Design

  1. Design 3 Characters - Do an expression sheet, rotation, and action poses for each

  2. Design an Anthropomorphic Character

  3. Animate this character in sequence - One scene, fixed camera. The character enters, has a conflict, resolves the conflict, and leaves

  4. Create different age versions of the same or different characters - Baby, Teenage, Young Adult, Adult, Old

Major Resources:

-          Creating Characters with Personality; Tom Bancroft
-          Pixar Art Of books
-          Analyse Characters wherever you can

Additional Exercises:

-          10 minutes each day; Draw a random shape or gesture and create a quick character off of that

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