Hair animation remains one of the most difficult areas of character creation. Mimicking the collective, but not altogether uniform, motion of thousands of flexible, wispy strands is a task that even expert animators find daunting. Lifelike hair animation can elevate an otherwise
Tag: Learning 2D Animation
Welcome back to Learning 2D Character Animation 101! Our third lesson will focus on the process of “weighting” your character rig (read our second lesson on Adding Bones to Your Character here). Now that you’ve added bones to your character, you need to dictate what effect each bone has
Imagine a chicken coop: fortified against hawks, foxes, weasels, coyotes, yet designed for the illusion of access to the outside world.
The material balancing these needs? The coop’s mesh lining—flexible, uniform, and sturdy enough to keep out malevolent critters. Similarly, in the world of animation, mesh is a
Learn the basics of 2D character animation for film and game design through this introductory series, led by artist and DeepMotion intern, Frances Sierra. Follow her as she uses Creature for the first time, bringing to life an original character. This series will teach you how to design your own