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Character Animation: 2D Skills for Better 3D, 2nd Edition by Steve Roberts

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chapter 8

animation of birds

flying

Birds are adapted for flying in several ways. Their forelimbs are specialized as wings covered with flight feathers; they have powerful wing muscles, a rigid body skeleton, light hollow bones, a large heart and a well-developed nervous system.

art

Think of the wings as being elongated arms (in the same way that you should think of the front legs of an animal as being like humans’ arms).

In order to generate the power required to fly, a bird must have huge wing muscles. These wing muscles ...

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