Tutorial #06 โ€“ Animate an Head Take


-Animate an Head Take-

Learn how to animate an Head Take in two variations, a soft take and one more cartoony! ๐Ÿ˜‰

This tutorial is connected to the Lesson 07 where I explain the principles of SQUASH and STRETCH!

In the Tutorial I used the “Eleven Rig”eleven3

“Eleven Rig”

After the tutorial I suggest you do do the Exercise#3 โ€œAnimate an Head Takeโ€Exercise_003

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Lesson #7 โ€“ Squash & Stretch


Letโ€™s continue with the Principles of Animation โ€ฆ letโ€™s see how to handle with โ€œSquash & Stretchtโ€! ๐Ÿ˜‰

(In the Lesson I used the “Eleven Rig”)

Exercise #3 Animate an Head Take


If you watched the Lesson 07 you should have enough knowledgment of the principle of Squash & Stretch to create this simple basic exercise. You can follow the Tutorial 06 where I show how to animate two variations of head takes: one soft and an other more cartoony! ๐Ÿ˜‰

My Animations


11 Second Club – February Competition

I had some free time last month so I attended for the first time the 11 Second Club Competition ๐Ÿ™‚

Time of work: 3 days
Rig: Eleven RIg http://elevenrig.blogspot.de/
Audio from the movie “Ghostbusters” 2016

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First Question poses7poses8we need all this information before think to the pose

also…

poses9quick example of differents mood

poses6the main 3 rules for a good pose are:

poses10example of Lines of Action:

poses5example of readable silhouette:

poses4

poses01

…play, exaggerate…experiment with the body!!!

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REMINDER_02


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I like to present: ELEVEN RIG


I suggest you to download this FREE Rig, the Eleven Rig, ’cause I found it pretty easy to animate (I would just improve the facial controls and blendshapes) and have some nice possibility to customize it. The rig is well done and allow you to create both realistic and extremely cartoon/squashy animation! ๐Ÿ™‚eleven3

Eleven Rig – Official Blog

You can chose the gender:eleven1you can customize the head (scale, hair/eyebrow style, add beard or mustache and change the eyes color)eleven2and from the Root control, you can customize the body proportion! ๐Ÿ˜‰eleven3you also have some nice helpfull extra controls like the SQUASH and STRETCH for the head and some cool deformers for arms and legs! Have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚eleven4

About Me


My name is Chiara Porri, I’m Italian and I came from a lovely small town on the sea in Tuscany!

I always had a natural needs to pour out my creativity, I started with drawings, comics, paintings and much more…!ย  After the High School I attended an Animation Course in Turin, Italy (for 3 amazing years) and from that moment…I never stopped. ๐Ÿ™‚
As Character Animator I worked for Tv Series, Movies and Videogames. Here you can find a link to my Vimeo Channel so that you can have an idea of my job as Animator: Chiara – Vimeo Channel

At the moment I’m working as freelance animator and I will try to find the time to add always new contents on this blog ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my spare time I create tv series pitch, short movies, animation tests, ….this blog…, concepts for videogames, comics, I sew handmade puppets, I love cooking, ย long walks in the parks and…I love to play with my American Staffordshire Terrier…Evy!evy01

Tutorial #1 Maya Animation Interface


– MAYA INTERFACE – BEGINNER

This is a very Basic tutorial about the main tools and the Maya interface for animators.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnE8cyC_644

Here you can easly donwload the last Maya TRIAL VERSION (free for 30 days) to start to do some test and simple animations! DOWNLOAD the TRIAL HERE

(the video is splitted in 4 videos)
You can find the following topics (in the descriptions of each video I added the specific time in the video for that chapter):

Part 1:
– Scene View
– Cameras
– Outliner
– Hotkeys!ย  F
– Time Slider
– Animation Preferences
– Playback Controls

Part 2:
– Range Slider
-Channel box
– Axis
– Import Rig
– Show Menu
– Selection Mask
– Manipulators
– Set keys
– HotKeys! UNDO (Z)
– Auto Key

Part 3:
– Playblast
– Display Settings
– Layer Editor

Part 4:
– Graph Editor
– Timeslider_part 2 (Manage Keys)
– Import Sound