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I've been working my way through The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams. It's lovely, and filled with lots of stories and insight about what makes animations feel alive.
It's also written from a devotedly drawing-centric pre-digital standpoint. Is there a similar guide for people animating on computers, in 3D or 2D?
Williams talks a lot about "breaking joints", frames where a joint has moved in a way a real body wouldn't actually allow but which shows intention and adds liveliness precisely by doing things that aren't actually possible. Depending on what rigs you use in computer animation, those kinds of 'impossible' motions may actually be impossible. Does anybody have some good comprehensive sources for what makes liveliness outside of a traditional cel-based animation?
(Or, if there's something you like better than Williams, anybody got any suggestion for other cel-based bibles?)
Over the past two years I've been working on-and-off on an animated adaptation of a sci-fi short story I wrote back in college, and I finally finished it a couple months ago, put it to one of my songs.
I'm an aspiring musician too so I wanted to try doing something cool to promote my stuff, I think I bit off more than I could chew tbh but the end result was cool I think!
I'm not a professional animator by any means, this was entirely done in procreate and imovie on my ipad, green screening layers of animation onto one another like the characters and rain effects. I've done little things like this but never of this scale so it took a super long time. Something smaller in the future might be more practical ^^;;
Idk if anyone will see this but I'd love to hear people's thoughts on it!
I just need to animate a short lip sync scene, but what setting would you choose?
thanks for checking this out