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8 Undeniably Effective Tips & Tricks Of Animation

People are 0% tolerant to the glitches in animation. The ever growing competition now emphasize more on the perfection as there is less room for mistakes.

Animators are well aware of the deadlines that hit them hard. When the budget is low, but the deadline is near, the animators are in the rush of completing it.

They run faster than the racers and then make careless mistakes.

It’s the race…

There are certain principles of animation that has to be followed by every animator who seeks to make engaging animation, but unfortunately, many animators don’t follow it. Not following the principles is next to inviting a typhoon of glitches to your animation.

We are going to tell you some amazing tips & tricks that will let you ace your next animated video.

A good video animation company always follow certain principles that help them in creating masterpieces.

But what are those tips and tricks? Hop into our vehicle let’s take you there.

Don’t Animate all Phrases at a Time

If you want to make a smooth video animation, make sure that you treat each shot separately. Suppose there is a scene in your video in which a store staff is opening a door for a customer that would be your first phrase. Another phrase would be when the customer enters and the staff member greets him with a smile. Then the customer sits and the waiter comes there.

Are you getting the point?

We are trying to elaborate that you should treat every single phrase separately. Things often get messed up that is why we recommend you to reduce the timeline and work on the one phrase at a particular time.

Play blasting should not be your approach

Relax animators! It’s normal to have the adrenaline rush, but it doesn’t mean that you set your hand on the playblast. We are not saying that you shouldn’t watch your animation. For productivity, you have to watch your animation. The only problem is that your hours and hours get consumed when you preview the animation again and again.

To save the precious amount of time, simply create a separate layer and hit the play button to watch the specific scenes only.

The natural Flow of emotions should be there

It is all about motion, don’t mistake it merely for poses. Usually, animators make a mistake of concentrating more on the poses rather than on the movement of the face. To maintain that natural flow of emotions, pay utmost attention to the movement of the face.

For instance, there is a character that is about to cry. Just like humans, when the character cries, there should be the expressions of grief on the face. Or if you are making something in which your character is trying to hold the laugh, show the tightness on the face that represents that a character is trying harder to control laughing over something.

Don’t listen to the Dialogue at first

We are well aware of the fact that mostly animators listen to the dialogue again and again to understand the mood of the character. No matter how many times they listen to it, still they fail to bring the character with those emotions. Animators rely on the dialogues due to which they fail to bring the real life into the scene.

The best approach here to mute all the dialogues and show it to your colleagues. Let them identify what communication is going in the video. Your colleagues will provide you with the better guidance. If they fail to understand the nature if communication amidst different characters then we are sorry the dialogues won’t do much. The body language has to support the events taking place in the scene.

The Mirror is deadly!

You need to keep your eyes open while doing lip-sync. A good lip-sync can uplift your whole animation or can make it fall. To so the lip sync animation usually slows down the pronunciation, so that copy the shape easily. This should not be your practice. Avoid it and do the lip-sync in individual passes. You can use a mirror to treat each pass separately be it jaw motion or the shape of lips.

Little messing up is not bad

Your audience needs the element of fun. Anything that is going way to smooth allow them to get hijacked by the boredom.

Don’t let this happen, maintain your audience interest by adding bumps, falls & slips. Your audience doesn’t like a smooth animation. A little messing up can add a park to the whole animation.

We say less is more!

If we twist it for better, we would say to you that do less more. Didn’t get it? Well, let’s make you understand that. You have to follow the principle of less is more at every single step. It is not necessary to animate every single thing. Just like negative space can enrich the beauty of anything few still things can enrich the beauty of your animation.

Concentrate more on “less is more” rather than showing the intention to animate everything in the video.

Opt for perfection

There is no sanity in opting for doing all the things together. Don’t paddle your boat into 10 different directions because it will lead you to nowhere and you will be dir4ection-less.

Try to animate everything separately. Do everything with a calm mindset. Haphazardness will double the trouble for you. No matter how little you are doing, make sure that you are doing with perfection. Remember a key point here; concentrate more on the real shine and perfection of the product rather than on the finish line of the deadline.

The bottom line

So, how was it? We are pretty sure you have learned a lot of things from this blog post. If somebody tells you that you can’t make good animation, turn deaf ears to it as with our tips, you can create amazing animated videos.

Even pros sometimes make mistakes! It’s alright to make mistakes, but making it a habit is not a good thing. Follow our tips and see yourself getting perfect at it with each passing second.

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