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Animating with Flash 8 by Alex Michael

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Chapter 3

Character Animation

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This chapter covers all the major techniques for drawing and producing realistic character animations, and includes hands-on examples and a number of tips and tricks.

The art of character animation can take years to develop; this chapter tries to summarize what an animator has literally taken years of practice and learning to fine tune. Out of all the fields of computer graphics and art, animation is the most difficult. The animator must not only have the ability to draw or pose characters, but also have an acute sense of timing, sense of observation, mannerisms and movement. The following are the principles of ...

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