Principles of Animation: Follow Through and Overlapping Action
Learn another principle of animation: Follow Through and Overlap Action!
In our previous blogs, we’ve already talked about some of the basic principles of animation:
Let’s explore this animation principle and create a super bunny!
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Follow Through and Overlapping Principle of Animation
What is Follow Through?
Follow-through is the principle that parts apart from the main body might continue to move even after an action is completed.
What is Overlapping Action?
Overlapping action is the principle that different parts of a body move at different rates.
Super Bunny Animation
We’ll do the super bunny jumping animation to demonstrate follow through and overlapping action for this activity.
- 21 pieces of rectangular papers
- 1 pencil/pen
Step 1. Number the papers in the upper right corner from 1-21.
Step 2. Let’s do the frames!
Step 3. Let’s try to flip it!
Arrange the papers in decreasing order from top to bottom, then flip.
Now you are already familiar with Follow Through and Overlapping Action! Good work!
Tips for art-mazing success:
- If you have an iPad or a tablet, I highly recommend that you try FlipaClip. It is an awesome app that lets you do digital animation just like a flipbook!
- Color your super bunny to make it more beautiful (and powerful!).
- Create more characters for a more awesome animation!
- You can add more in-between frames for an even smoother transition.
Did you enjoy creating a supper bunny? Leave a comment below.
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