Chapter 13

Character Studio: Animation

Character animation is a broad and complex field; in fact, the character animation computer generated 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 computer-generated character to walk exactly like a human being is amazingly complicated.

Character systems such as Character Studio make it a breeze to outfit characters with biped setups and have them moving in a walk cycle very quickly.

This chapter introduces you to the basics of using Character Studio and bones for animation. Further investigation ...

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