Chapter 13

Character Studio: Animation

Character animation is a broad and complex field. This chapter introduces you to the basics of using Character Studio and bones for animation. Further investigation into these tools is a must if you want your animation to be full of life and character.

Topics in this chapter include the following:

  • Character animation
  • Animating the soldier
  • Using Inverse Kinematics

Character Animation

The character animation CG specialty is one of the toughest specialties to master. To use one word, good character animation comes down to nuance.

When you animate a character, you have to have a keen eye for detail and an understanding of how proportions move on a person’s body. Setting up a CG character to walk exactly like ...

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