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The Flash Animator by Sandro Corsaro

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Chapter 5. The Magic of Motion

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IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding Weight and Movement

Anticipation

Flexibility and Follow-Through

Staging with Clarity

Overlapping Symbols

Onion Skinning

No Substitute for Subtleties

Before delving into the wonderful world of technology, a skilled animator should be schooled in principles of motion. This chapter explains many of those principles and how to efficiently utilize these fundamentals in Flash.

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Understanding Weight and Movement

An object’s movement is indicative of its weight. For example, a bowling ...

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