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Thinking in 2D

Keith Osborn

Keith Osborn, is a freelance animator and animation instructor. He has over ten years’ experience in various disciplines of animated film-making, specializing in character animation, including his work on the 2012 Oscar-winning short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoon Character Animation with Maya : Mastering the Art of Exaggerated Animation

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...When I opened Maya for the first time, I was incredibly anxious. Here I was, an eager art school student, using the same software that many of the big studios were using, getting my first taste of the wondrous world of computer animation...

Breakdowns

Keith Osborn

Keith Osborn, is a freelance animator and animation instructor. He has over ten years’ experience in various disciplines of animated film-making, specializing in character animation, including his work on the 2012 Oscar-winning short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoon Character Animation with Maya : Mastering the Art of Exaggerated Animation

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...What is a breakdown? Simply put, it’s breaking down the motion between two extremes. From a mechanical perspective, breakdowns primarily determine the overlapping action, the arcs that the parts of the body are moving along, and the slow-in...

Animation Planning

Keith Osborn

Keith Osborn, is a freelance animator and animation instructor. He has over ten years’ experience in various disciplines of animated film-making, specializing in character animation, including his work on the 2012 Oscar-winning short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoon Character Animation with Maya : Mastering the Art of Exaggerated Animation

Fairchild Books, 2015

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... the character your own and try to avoid stereotypes. Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man’s Chest, 2006 Johnny Depp’s performance as Captain Jack Sparrow was largely modeled after the rock-guitar legend, Keith Richards. His acting choices...

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Keith Osborn

Keith Osborn, is a freelance animator and animation instructor. He has over ten years’ experience in various disciplines of animated film-making, specializing in character animation, including his work on the 2012 Oscar-winning short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoon Character Animation with Maya : Mastering the Art of Exaggerated Animation

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Richard Williams, author of The Animator’s Survival Kit, is a huge advocate of unplugging, admonishing us to cut out the distractions so we can give our work our complete attention. I do agree with this, especially during the planning...

Cartoony Techniques

Keith Osborn

Keith Osborn, is a freelance animator and animation instructor. He has over ten years’ experience in various disciplines of animated film-making, specializing in character animation, including his work on the 2012 Oscar-winning short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoon Character Animation with Maya : Mastering the Art of Exaggerated Animation

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...In this final chapter, we’ll be covering a handful of some of the crazy cartoony techniques that animators before us have pioneered. I must warn you in advance, however; as if the animation process isn’t painstaking enough, incorporating...

The Post Test

Keith Osborn

Keith Osborn, is a freelance animator and animation instructor. He has over ten years’ experience in various disciplines of animated film-making, specializing in character animation, including his work on the 2012 Oscar-winning short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoon Character Animation with Maya : Mastering the Art of Exaggerated Animation

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...You’re ready to animate! You’ve got your plan in hand, and you’re anxious to start setting keys and breathing life into your virtual puppet. This chapter will focus on the first animation pass, the pose test.What exactly is a pose test? Put...