Basic Character Animation

In this tutorial I’ll go through the basics of character animation. We will be using our rig to create readable and appealing animation for the audience. A great starter video for those wanting to do some virtual acting. Be patient, animation is a subtle art. 20 seconds will take you approximately 20 hours.

View the final render here:
Download reference files here (Maya 2012 and later with OBJ and FBX Meshes if you have custom rigs):

Great Rigs you can use with this tutorial:
12 Principles of Animation:
The Animator’s Survival Kit:
Animation Mentor:
Digital Tutors: