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12 principles of animation

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12 principles of animation

Follow an animator on YouTube and one of his video is on 12 principles of animation. He ranked the 12 principles in a order that he uses when he animates.


1)Staging Timing

2) Appeal or Posing (AKA Appeal)

How to Animate:

3)Straright Ahead Action

4)Pose to Pose


5)Follow Through & Overlapping Action

6)Slow In & Slow Out


8)Solid Drawing (AKA Weight & Balance)

Animating+ & Polish

9)Secondary Action


11)Squash & Stretch

12) Anticipation