Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose
There are two main approaches to animation.
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“Straight ahead” and “pose to pose” are considered as distinct, different approaches to animation. With pose-to-pose animation, the animator will block in the key poses for the animation prior to working on the animation refinement. In traditional cell animation, a key animator would typically work on the key poses, while an “in-betweener” would work on the poses in-between the main poses.
In computer animation, the computer interpolates between motions through the motion curves or ...