Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Animation "S" Curve

Rhythm is when one directional FORCE applies itself to another to create a seamless relationship to obtain balance. I learned  the “S” curve concept at Disney Feature Animation and it is a tool used to obtain  smooth transitions from key to key.  This video also discusses how to strengthen keys using FORCE.


Peter said...

Can it be thought of like when you unfold a blanket with a sort of "snapping" wave motion, then the force carries outward/forward? Like from an "S" shape to a "/"?

Mike Mattesi said...

yes, similar concept..With the body though, you decide which part of the S comes first to move you into the next key pose.