Written from the author's workbooks and compiling 18 years of experience, this book is intended for students and professionals of animation and is a teaching manual exclusively devoted to the work of the animation. It provides the keys to understand the principles of movement in animation and how to transmit that to characters, whether they are drawn or modeled, in 2D or in 3D, human or animal. Sketches and photographs provide a step-by-step process that is highlighted with instructional boxes and exercises throughout.
Introduction. The Principles of Animation. Understanding and Transcribing Movement. Functional Puppets and Aerial Supports. Human Character Animation. Non-human Character Animation. Conclusion. Appendices.