Animation Backgrounds are the subject of this livestream extract as I received a question regarding them from a member of the Live stream library. He wanted to know how to plan the animation backgrounds in relation to a character’s placement and also for camera moves. This area is very much part of the preproduction process […]Continue readingMore Tag
In this Extract of my AMB Animation Live Stream I was asked by a Live Stream Library Member how to animate a Sword Swing and keep the volume of the sword solid without awkward deformation. I decided to demonstrate how to solve such animator problems by using famed animation director Don Bluth’s Character Dirk The […]Continue readingMore Tag
In this Livestream extract I answer two questions put to me by a AMB Animation Academy Live stream Library Member. I focus more on one question regarding animating slow subtle facial expressions The other question was a drawing and character design related topic requesting me to demonstrate my interpretation of the Nintendo character Link from […]Continue readingMore Tag
In this extract from Ask AMB Episode 15 I was asked about designing backgrounds for animation. Animation backgrounds are so much more than pretty paintings they are careful compositions designed to lead the viewer’s eye to focus on the action of the character animation within the scene. They are also designed to fit the aspect […]Continue readingMore Tag
Learn How to Animate Hands in this 2D Animation Tutorial presented by AMB. This video teaches you how to draw hands in a very simple way in order to make animating the hand a lot easier. By simplifying the hand in the basic construction shown to you in this video you will be able to […]Continue readingMore Tag
This video covers a question from the AMB Animation Academy Facebook page regarding how to draw references and poses from live action footage. Using Live action film is often advisable in animation and many of the great Disney animators also did so either from sketches or via reference stats. By constantly training ourselves to research […]Continue readingMore Tag
The Animation Industry is one that houses many specialist positions and the blanket term of ‘animator’ often confuses those that are not fully aware of this. Animation Clean Up Artists are Masters of Line Art and they truly understand how to draw Clean Lines and maintain form and volume. The competent Character Animator must also […]Continue readingMore Tag
If you have a severe case of animators headache with a 2d animation four legged walk cycle or even 3d based, this study guide is the major pain relief that you are looking for.
It’s powerful interactive frame by frame learning system will make the once impossibly difficult process of a quadruped walk cycle a satisfyingly simple, smooth and straightforward experience for you to to enjoy and execute willingly and whenever you choose to do so.
2D Animation Tutorial – How to animate Hair Blowing. Free Traditional Animation Masterclass with AMB Animating Hair or feathers or grass or cloth or anything that will utilise the animation principle of follow through, drag and overlap is best approached when you have a clear understanding of the wave principle.The video tutorial demonstrates how to […]Continue readingMore Tag
Animating Mouth Shapes is something interests most people and particularly those starting out in animation. The concept of making a make believe character talk is a fascinating and exciting option for those wishing to tell stories and make their characters converse and communicate with their audience. Aside from Dialogue the mouth shape is one of […]Continue readingMore Tag