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    Animation Resources - links to help you learn the art.

    I have been wanting to learn more on animation so I have been researching it online and thought I would share these sites. I put this in the lounge for now since it really relates to any application.

    Principles of Animation
    Principles of Animation: Toy Story - examples of the use of the Principles at work in Toy story. With clips.
    Principles of Traditional Animation Applied to 3D Computer Animation
    Tricks to Animating Characters with a Computer
    The Principles of Animation by Bill Salisbury
    Applying the 12 Principles to 3D Animation - Direct Link To PDF
    The Fundamental Principles of Animation - Another Direct Link To PDF
    Body Language in Animations

    Awesome blogs/sites on the subject
    The amazing Animation Archive - just browse around there is a lot of cool stuff.
    Frank and Ollie - 2 of the nine made a great site.
    Animation Meat - notes from great animators, model sheets, templates, practice exercises, and more.
    Carlos Baena - He also has an insanely useful links page.
    Animation Resource Center - great site with a directory of links in every category to tutorials to help you learn.
    The Spline Doctors
    Shawn Kelly
    Keith Lango
    Victor Navone
    Cameron "flip" Fielding - great tips and tricks.
    Thinking Animation
    Kevin Koch
    Eric Sheur

    Awesome places for tutorials
    Larry's Toon Institute also here.
    Jason Ryan Animation - Some awesome stuff under Ramp ups.
    Keith Lango
    Victor Navone's Tutorials
    Angry Animator - bouncing ball, walk cycle, lip synch (dialog)
    Animation Mentor Free Webinars - on many subjects.
    Cartoonster features a collection of fun and interactive tutorials which teach children and young people how to create their own animations!

    Places to enter in awesome contests to practice your new found skills
    the 11 second club

    Misc. other places of note.
    the animation podcast

    Also if you have any sites/blogs you would like me to add on the subject please let me know.
    Last edited by Jennifer; 11-25-2008 at 06:59 PM.

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    Thanks for posting up all those great links! I've already checked out a couple, and there's quite a range of skill level in them; beginner stuff (for people like me ) and some pretty advanced stuff too. Thanks again!

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    Thanks for the comment. I will keep trying to add to the list to keep it useful.
    "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." -Thomas Jefferson


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    Cheers for your time and effort to research and also list these Jennifer
    Scott Moncrieff: Graduate: HND Interactive Multimedia Creation
    Maxon Cinema 4D R11.5 XL + Mograph 2 + Hair |Adobe Production Studio/Photoshop CS6

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    You're welcome Scott. I know that perhaps not everyone will find it useful but I did and so I made the list.
    "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." -Thomas Jefferson


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    Little bump up, really no one knows of any additional resources?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Little bump up, really no one knows of any additional resources?
    I do. One of the annoyances for me in learning to animate was in getting my hands on a decent pre-rigged character so that I wouldn't have model/rig/skin my own. Many of the free rigs floating around the web were sub-par.

    The Cryptic AR went a long way towards helping out. There are several character presets and sliders to change the look and size as well. The tools are fairly easy to learn, and the rig itself is of very high quality and fun to animate.

    http://crypticar.com/

    By the way, thanks for the resource list. Some of these I hadn't heard of, but Jason Ryan's site is fantastic and almost a poor-man's animation mentor.

    ...

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    On that note there are a lot of rigs on the 11second club website. http://www.11secondclub.com/resources/

    Also there is one that is in a beta release but it is pretty awesome it is called the goonrig.

    I agree 100% about Jason's site. He is amazing.
    Last edited by Jennifer; 11-20-2008 at 03:23 PM.

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    Updated with a few more cool links for the Principles of Animation.

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