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Tony White's Animator's Notebook by Tony White

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chapter 11

Fluidity and Flexibility

The biggest casualty in our age of changing computer technology designed to make the work of an animator quicker and easier is subtlety of approach, which is increasingly overlooked. Therefore, elements such as fluidity and flexibility in character animation need to be pursued more actively, even if they do take more time and effort, if animation is not to appear stiff or lackluster or have a certain wooden feel to it.

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Flash animation in particular leads us into a world of an efficient, cut-out character animation style, but it does preclude things such as twist, rotation, and distortion in the case of full ...

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