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Animation timing
on Mar 31, 2004 at 6:28:18 am

How do i improve on my animation timing skills? Is there any site to learn about timing? Any recommendations on how to improve my animation timing skills?

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Steve Roberts
Re: Animation timing
on Mar 31, 2004 at 1:44:09 pm

I'd grab some old Warner Brothers cartoons, possibly on DVD, and watch 'em over and over, slow motion and freeze-framing.

Also, you could read Richard William's Animator's Survival Kit.

Hope that helps,

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Filip Vandueren
Re: Animation timing
on Apr 1, 2004 at 11:27:41 am

Like Steve said: freeze-frame and go picture by picture: it's amazing what you'll find:
for instance, Sometimes a character's body may have growed 200% for a few frames,
and in motion you don't even notice it !

Look in the mirror; walk, jump, run around and then think & count what you just did.

Don't do too may inbetween drawings: dare to keep it on the keys.

Even Disney made that mistake in the CG characters of the Hunchback: the motion was too smooth and interpolated too be 'animation', so they stopped doing everything 24FPS after that.

Oh and when you start drawing: practice practice practice.

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