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How to Make Animated Films by Kathryn Spencer, Tony White

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Masterclass 7 

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Weight

Class objective: To enhance the quality of animation by executing the action by including the elements of weight and gravity.

Equipment required: Lightbox, pencil, and paper.

One of the biggest failings of poor or inexperienced animators is their inability to create a sense of weight in their work. Weight defines character, personality, and gravity in a scene. Weight is what every one of us on this planet is dealing with at every second of every day, in one way or another. However, poor-quality animation often fails to communicate this. Therefore, this lesson is devoted to the secrets of weight and the ways we can incorporate ...

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