Thursday, 22 October 2015

Arcs - Principle 7

Arcs, the way all actions made my human figures and animals seem to follow, unless they are mechanical. This is a very simple principle and it is there to make animations seem more natural when there is movement involved and create a continuous flow. If movements don't follow an arc they will look strange and unrealistic and this would lead to possibly things looking distorted in an animation. Like the example I have picked below even the simple flow of an arm as a person walks follows an arc and I liked this example as it also shows how the body moves in an arc. This can be seen as the middle figure is slightly higher and the others lower, which shows us that even the bob as someone walks follows an arc. It is important to keep this principle in mind at all times if you aim to make an effective, flowing animation.

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