Character Animation Relevant for General Animation?

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Old 11 November 2013   #1
Character Animation Relevant for General Animation?

Can learning character animation assist in animation skills for say, title graphics or any other form of animation?

I am having a very hard time finding workshop/short term classes for my preferred software outside of character creatin and animation.
 
Old 11 November 2013   #2
Talking Yes

It's better than nothing. Many of the same principles are always the same for no matter what you do.
These are the 12 principles of animation:
1. Squash and stretch
2. Anticipation
3. Straight Ahead and Pose to Pose
4. Arcs
5. Solid Drawing
6. Appeal
7. Staging
8. Timing
9. Slow in and Slow Out
10. Exaggeration
11. Secondary Action
12. Follow Through and Overlapping action
Many of those can apply to special effects animation. Practice in any kind of animation is always better than nothing. Character animation to special effects animation is like guitar to bass, they are different but it's very easy to learn the other if you already know one.
 
Old 11 November 2013   #3
Buddy could you tell me the steps through which I can create animated characters. pie chart

Last edited by CalderonAlwin : 11 November 2013 at 04:44 AM. Reason: Grammatical Error
 
Old 11 November 2013   #4
Originally Posted by CalderonAlwin: Buddy could you tell me the steps through which I can create animated characters.



What kind of animation do you want to do? Traditional, clay, or CGI?
 
Old 11 November 2013   #5
I wouldn't say you need to learn character animation to be good at animating for title graphics or product shots or whatever, but learning the fundamentals that are inherent in character animation will make all of your animations better, and ideally you'll be faster at it too. I tried to focus on character animation in college, but my local industry is primarily commercial work and graphics and end tags and product shots. I don't get a lot of character jobs, but using the workflow for character animation all my other animations are improved, and I can just pump them out.
 
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