The new semester is here and to kick off we’ve been looking at adding weight in our animation. From the amazing book by Richard William’s called ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit’ (A must have book!), shows us how the character builds up anticipation before lifting up the heavy object. To get a bit more understanding, here’s a clip from Richard William’s DVD.

 I decided to use Maya for my animation with the eleven rig I’ve been using in my previous animations. I started off blocking out the poses, as shown below.
Once blocked out, I started to key in addition animation and space each key out on the dope sheet. This is still in progress but here’s my work so far.