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Tradigital Maya by Lee Montgomery

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CHAPTER 7

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Secondary Action – Enhancing the Shot

Often, the one idea being put over in a scene can be fortified by a subsidiary action within the body.

Secondary Actions will add richness to the scene, naturalness to the action, and a fuller dimension to the personality of the character.

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

Secondary action is the motion in a scene that is supportive of the main action or statement; it is usually separate, although related to the primary motion. Its application in animation is most effective when it is considered alongside the primary motion and other secondary motions in providing ...

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