The 12 Principles Of Animation

The 12 Principles of are probably the most important steps to know as beginner animator or an advanced animator.

1. Squash and stretch:

It is an illusion of weight and volume to a character or an object as it moves. It is quite useful to animate dialogue or facial expressions. It is used in all forms of character animation from a bouncing ball to the body weight of a person walking.

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2. Anticipation:

This prepares the audience for a major action the character or the object is about to preform. So for example the character could be getting ready to run.tumblr_n4rq4fLeYx1tx30c0o1_1280.gif

3. Staging : A pose or an action of the character or the object, so that it can clearly communicate the emotions or mood to the audience.

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4. Straight Ahead and Pose to Pose:

 

 

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