Wednesday, October 7, 2009

28 Principles of Animation



ANIMATION PRINCIPLES: Always check your animation against these principles

The list below should appear near mostly in every drawings. The list should definitely appear in all scenes. This is the basis of complete animation - THIS IS A CHECK LIST

  1. Pose and Mood
  2. Shape and Form
  3. Anatomy
  4. Model or Character
  5. Weight
  6. Line and Silhouette
  7. Action and Reaction
  8. Perspective
  9. Direction
  10. Tension


  • Planes
  • Solidity
  • Arcs
  • Squash and Stretch
  • Beat and Rhythm
  • Depth and Volume
  • Overlap and follow thru
  • Timing
  • Working from extreme to extreme


  • Straights and Curves
  • Primary and secondary action
  • Staging and composition
  • Anticipation
  • Caricature
  • Details
  • Texture
  • Simplification
  • Positive and negative shapes




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