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Keyframe animation

Animation is magic. Creating static imagery by any means, drawing, painting, sculpture or CGI, is interesting and the results can often be arresting and full of emotion, but they are not magic. Animation is magic. Seeing the results of your labours come to life, walking, talking or fighting, as is the case with far too many computer games, generates the buzz of excitement that is the real reward for the hard work. If you are new to animation then seeing your character move for the first time will be a huge kick. If you intend to do some animation of your own and you are starting from scratch, I recommend using as much reference material as you can. You will be particularly interested in the section about using live ...

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