I like knowing how things move and I like seeing the movement. I spend time looking at various walk cycles, but more often than not I like seeing how “real” people walk, sit, turn their head, show emotions, etc. I do all this because I find it interesting, but also because it helps me bring life to my characters when I animate them.
Below are some fun tests I did today. It’s great to act out the scenes before and during the animation process. This will (hopefully) make for better animating!
This is one of Beth!
Here is a screen shot of Fiona, who you may have seen in my Christmas video. I like to see the animation and the movement, but I also find it really interesting to show the screenshots too, because I can then remind myself of all the details frame by frame. Below is 1.5 seconds of animation. Fiona is no in rush to go anywhere!!
I’ve also just uploaded my first photos on flickr. You can see some extra Muybridge inspired images here.
The black and white shots above were made on the Tate Muybridgizer App. You can make some too by downloading the app here. Or to learn more about how amazing the late 1800′s photographer Edward Muybridge is: read this!