Squash & Stretch

  • Due Sep 29, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Sep 29, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited


Watch the following video tutorial on the first Principle of Animation, Squash and Stretch.

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• “Squash and stretch” is the first Principle of Animation.
• Squash and stretch is seen in all types of animated motion, from a simple bouncing ball to complex character animation.
• Even characters with rigid limbs, like Luxo Jr., have squash and stretch from bending joints.
• Animating a flour sack or a water balloon is a helpful exercise leading toward character animation.
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