|"Secret of Nimh" by Don Bluth, master of secondary action|
Controlling secondary action takes practice. Too much secondary makes the characters look too rubbery. Not enough, and they look like robotic.
We'll look to our live action footage for some ideas of how to exaggerate the details to make our animation snappier and heavier.
We'll also look at some clips from the masters of secondary action -- Disney, Bluth, and Keane and study how it gives their work such nice flow and weight.
- Finish your Luxo Jump this week! When the basics are working, polish secondary, overlap, drag, settle, and moving holds. If you have extra time, try adding in a little personality.
- Upload your work in progress to your blog along with video or photographic reference.