Two great things happened in 1981, I was born and Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas introduced in their book The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation; the twelve principles of animation. This was an effort to give their animations more life with more realism.
The twelve principles consists of:
- Squash and Stretch
- Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose
- Follow Through and Overlapping Action
- Ease In and Ease Out
- Secondary Action
- Solid drawing
In this video from Alan Becker he will show and explain the different principles and how you can apply them to your animations.
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