Animation Time! - Simple Bot

Today's Inspiration:
“My work has a vitality and an ‘I don’t give a damn- try it’ quality,”

“I don’t want you to forget that creativeness, imagination, fantasy have to stay with you. You must stay pepped up on your work- you can’t get along a system alone. The first thing we come up against is sincerity and honesty by which I mean if a thing looks sincere
on the screen, it looks as though it would really work, as though it would really work, as though it existed,…..as though gravity held it down. It looks plausible, feels logical….caricature or exaggeration in drawing is very important.   The public never pays for a good drawing. It pays for an exaggerated effect. By caricature I don’t always mean funny  drawing. If you are going to make a fellow lean over, make him lean over plenty. Go twice as far as you think you can in the drawing and you will always be about right. Make the character do everything he does in a decisive, definite way so that the audience will know what he’s doing. The drawing should be direct, definite, and simple. That means again you must have a clear idea of what you are after because it is hard to make a simple drawing. Harder than to make a jumpled-up drawing
with all the details on it.”

- Woflgang Reitherman

Program - Maya 2010

Rig - Simple Bot

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

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Joe Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Joe Walk.
Head - overlaps and drags from the movement of the chest, light up and dip down
Chest - open to camera, light twist and compress
Hips - rotate to offset the chest, light circular motion, pushes forward, dips down, pulls back, and then up, twists to allow for the next leg push
Legs - left leg planted down and forward, right lifts off the board, steps down and pushes off the ground
Feet - left foot planted, right foot drags off the board, hits the ground with a little heel flop, peels back off, and lifts up back onto the board
Arms - left arm held out and to the side in front of the body with a little sway side to side, right arm dangles back with a light swing
Hands - left hand spreads and swings out side to side with overlap and drag on the fingers, right hand drags overlapping the movement of the arm and forearm extending into the fingers and thumb