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Old 04 April 2008   #1
What biomechanics knowledge should animator have?

What biomechanics knowledge should animator have?

I know all the animation principles yes but i have heard people recomending biomechanics studies for animators.

But to what level i should study that deeply and what books can you recomend?

thanks
 
Old 04 April 2008   #2
Hi TheMiyamotoMusashi,

I was lucky enough to have dated a kinesiologist for a few years. After reading your post, i dugg around in some of my old boxes and found I still had a book of hers.
Its called, "Biomechanics- A qualitative approach for studying Human Movement" Written by Ellen Kreighbaum and Katharine M . Barthels -forth Edition.
It goes into approaches for studying movement, the skeletal system and understanding the structures,types of motion exhibited by a system, body links systems and movements, functional responses of muscular tension, force applied to bone, neuromuscular systems.. anyhow you get the point and i'm sure your aware of what Biomechanics deals with.. since of course your asking about learning more about it.

I'm sure you could find this university book in a used college bookstore.
Have a look around.

All the best,
Steve
 
Old 05 May 2008   #3
Thanks Stephen.
Here is more info about this book

http://www.amazon.com/Biomechanics-...t/dp/0205186513
 
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