Learn how to bridge the gap between the traditional animation principles and digital software.
Tradigital Flash: 12 Principles of Animation in Adobe Flash brings the essentials of traditional animation and Adobe Flash together.The early masters of animationcreated a list of 12 principles which are important for anyone who wants to create interesting and believable animation. Digital animation continues to make incredible technological advancements that give animators the capability to produce visually stunning work. New technology, however, also has a tendency to create an environment where animators are so focused on adapting to the new workflow that they tend to dismiss these fundamental animation principles… which often leads to poor and lifeless character animation. Tradigital Flash helps you focus on these principles while using the program’s wide array of features to create believable animation, consistently.
Tradigital Flash joins three other Tradigital books covering Maya, Blender, and 3ds Max. This new volume in the series approaches the topic in a different way, giving readers both a practical look at the software, and providing a theoretical understanding of the genre.
Chapter 1: Introduction, the Principles & the Program
Chapter 2: Timing
Chapter 3: Slow In & Slow Out
Chapter 4: Squash & Stretch
Chapter 5: Anticipation
Cahpter 6: Arcs
Chapter 7: Staging
Chapter 8: Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose
Chapter 9: Follow Through & Overlapping Action
Chapter 10: Secondary Action
Chapter 11: Solid Drawing
Chapter 12: Exaggeration
Chapter 13: Appeal
Chapter 14: Putting It All Together
Chapter 15: Wrapping it Up
Appendix A: Advanced Techniques