Skillshare - The Art of Animation How to Create Lifelike Movement


About This Course

Want to take your animations from standard to spectacular? Join esteemed motion designer Emanuele Colombo to discover the secrets behind great animation!

In this demystifying class, Emanuele reveals the magic behind creating realistic animations. With the help of a list of animation principles developed by two Disney animators in the 80's, Emanuele dives deep into the four most effective principles for expressing character and personality through movement. With each lesson, you’ll learn how to achieve each principle in After Effects, then see how to apply them to a character animation and transform it from something simple into something spectacular. In this class, you'll learn how to:

Set the stage by building anticipation with slight movements

Add a sense of realism by having forms follow through and overlap with one another

Create the illusion of weight by squashing and stretching objects as they move

Add interest and meaning to your actions with supplemental movements

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