Chapter 6. Principles in Motion

Here’s how the American Heritage Dictionary defines animation: “The act, process, or result of imparting life, interest, spirit, motion, or activity.” Motion. Activity. When you think about animation, you think about movement. Movement in animation is created with keyframes, and you might think that this should have been the first topic discussed in this book, given that LightWave is an animation program. However, knowing how to create an effect and understanding where to make the right adjustments saves you not only time but aggravation as well. Understanding timing is a constant in an animator’s career, and it’s also the focus of this chapter. As you know, 3D image creation isn’t always about movement, and regardless ...

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