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Tony White's Animator's Notebook

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Apprentice yourself to a master of classical animation techniques with this beautiful handbook of insider tips and techniques. Apply age-old techniques to create flawless animations, whether you're working with pencil and animation paper or a 3D application.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. INTRODUCTION
  7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  8. DEDICATION
  9. CHAPTER 1 The Principles and Process of Animation
    1. Animation’s History in a Nutshell
    2. The Process of Animation
    3. Principles of Animation
    4. Keys
    5. The Importance of Testing
    6. Timing and Spacing
    7. What Not to Do
  10. CHAPTER 2 The Generic Walk
    1. The Challenge
    2. Drawing from History
    3. The Basic Principles
    4. Body Action
    5. The Head
    6. Body Lean
    7. The Final Walk
    8. Variations
    9. Timing
    10. Front Walks
    11. What Not to Do
  11. CHAPTER 3 Stylized Walks
    1. The Pose (or Gesture) Is Everything
    2. Other Conditioning Factors
    3. Double-Bounce Walk
    4. Key Positions
    5. In-Betweens
    6. Sneaks
    7. Timing
    8. Observe! Observe!! Observe!!!
    9. Mo-Cap
    10. In-Betweening 2D Animation on One’s
  12. CHAPTER 4 Personality Walks
    1. Intrinsic Balance
    2. Central Balance
    3. Physical Limitations
    4. In Conclusion
  13. CHAPTER 5 Quadruped Walks
    1. Naturalistic Quadrupeds
    2. Cartoon Style
  14. CHAPTER 6 Generic Runs
    1. Misconceptions About Runs
    2. Body Angle
    3. Arm Actions
    4. 3-Frame Run
    5. Keys Only
    6. Run Cycles Versus Straight Ahead Action
    7. Foot Slide and Background Panning Speed
    8. Slow-Motion Runs
    9. Never Neglect Your Research
    10. Pose Is Everything
    11. Reminder on Stride Length
    12. Environmental Issues
    13. Head-on Runs
  15. CHAPTER 7 Jumps
    1. Bouncing Ball
    2. Comparing Bouncing Balls of Different Types
    3. The Standing Jump
    4. The Running Jump
  16. CHAPTER 8 Weight
    1. Falling Leaf
    2. Cannonball
    3. The Lesson
    4. The Pose Is Everything!
    5. Weight in Movement
    6. Moving Weight
    7. Anticipation
    8. In Conclusion
  17. CHAPTER 9 Arcs and Anticipation
    1. Arcs
    2. Anticipation
  18. CHAPTER 10 Overlapping Action
    1. Overlapping Action on Hands
    2. Hair
    3. Random Use of Overlapping Action
    4. Clothing
    5. The Nature of Cloth
    6. Keep Things Moving!
    7. Staggers
  19. CHAPTER 11 Fluidity and Flexibility
    1. Squash and Stretch
    2. Secondary Bodily Movement
    3. Face Flexibility
    4. Flexibility in Objects
  20. CHAPTER 12 Basic Dialogue
    1. But First, Know Your Track!
    2. Body Language
    3. Rough Pose Test Animatic
    4. Final Key Poses
    5. Facial Expression
    6. Bite 'N’ Chew Exercise
    7. Animating the Face
    8. Lip Sync
    9. Vowel Sounds
    10. Vowel Anticipation
    11. Tongue Action
    12. Teeth
    13. Two-Character Dialogue
  21. INDEX