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How to Cheat in Maya 2012 by Eric Luhta

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10

Polishing

We’ll take an animation from the Techniques chapter and apply some polishing techniques to make it look much better.

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IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS that really make an animation sing, and the polishing phase is where they happen. Polishing is the detail work; adding those little nuances that take the animation and push it to a higher level. When we reach this part of the process, we’re no longer making big changes to the acting or timing or poses. We’re simply going in and making everything as appealing as possible. Polishing is where we go through our animation with a fine-tooth comb, and make sure we’re employing the 12 principles everywhere ...

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