CHAPTER 5

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Staging – Framing the Action and Setting the Mood

“Staging is the most general principles because it covers so many areas and goes back so far in the theatre … it is the presentation of any idea so that it is completely and unmistakably clear”

The Illusion of Life, Disney Animation – Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston

Staging is a key principle to understand when working in 3D animation. In traditional animation, the artist is working to the limitation of a 2D plane when drawing and framing the motion. In 3D, we are not restricted to this limitation. This can create additional problems in framing action that is viewable from all angles ...

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