I've really been focusing on the instant readability of a pose. As the phrase goes, Keep it simple, stupid!
I really like this excited pose, but I'm worry that it might look like he's falling into bed.
I might do a few more tweaks to it, or just try a whole new pose altogether. *Still using Animation Mentor's wonderful "Stu" Rig*
Here's my first attempt at a bouncing ball animation in Maya.
It's based on this ball bouncing sketch!
To close the night here's a few more excited poses!
A big thanks to Shawn Kelly who ran a Q and A tonight. He is so excited about animation it's contagious. I've just got to stay up for the next 18,000 hours and get all of this stuff mastered. Thanks for the inspiration!