By comparing 2D and 3D character design, you can enhance your character animation and master traditional principles and processes such as weight and balance, timing and walking. Develop characters that said inspired by humans, birds, fish, snakes and four-legged animals. Breathe in your charisma and develop a character personality with chapters on acting, voice-synchronization and facial expressions. Integrate core animation techniques with the software of your choice by using step-by-step instructions and highlighting 3ds Max, Maya, and Blender workflows. Customize tips, tricks, and techniques for unique projects like character design for rotoscopy and motion capture. With the companion website, which includes short demonstration films, 2D and 3D exercises, and scrolled character models, you can expand the basics of 2D and 3D character animation.
About the author
has animated and directed films for more than 50 clients in his more than 25-year career. Its clients include BBC, Channel 4, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, BT and Electrolux. His film “Electrolux Home goods – Why ???” was awarded two IVCA Awards and a New York Film and Television Award. Steve has been teaching animation at some of the UK’s leading universities for 12 years. He is currently a lecturer in character animation at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design.