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Old 02-01-2010, 03:46 AM   #1
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before i ask my question i know this isnt talking about maya but i thought traditional animation had something to do with animating in maya or something and i didnt want to sign up to a new forum just to ask this question anyways heres my question

is there a website book dvd or something that will teach me traditional animation
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I got a book for christmas called The animator's surival kit by Richard Williams (animation director for Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and although I haven't read that much, it looks really interesting, helpful, with simple explanations and loads of advice. (all on traditional animation, mostly character stuff)

Short answer, yes there are, but this is the only one I can recommend so far
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Originally posted by stwert
I got a book for christmas called The animator's surival kit by Richard Williams (animation director for Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and although I haven't read that much, it looks really interesting, helpful, with simple explanations and loads of advice. (all on traditional animation, mostly character stuff)

Short answer, yes there are, but this is the only one I can recommend so far
well, stwert, knowingly or unknowingly u've a book that's considered the greatest book in traditional animation!!!! congratulations...

n 3dNinja1, ya there is ... u can get the above mentioned book or even get it in video, which is really good n informative.. n as i said, it's d best...
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Haha, good to know it's highly considered. I'm really looking forward to delving into it more.
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There is also a series on DVD of his mastercass. You can own it all for a mere $1000!!!

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Originally posted by stwert
I got a book for christmas called The animator's surival kit by Richard Williams
Great book. He also attended my high school, woo!

Another great resource is from Jason Ryan, Supervising animator at Dreamworks. http://www.jasonryananimation.com/ While the end of his demos always ends with 3d, he blocks out everything in 2d first. He had a lot of great 2d tutorials, but they seem to be down now. I'll give him a shout and see if they're still available.
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oh damn, how could i forget Jason Ryan! ya, his references/ tutorials are the ones that you shouldn't miss. i also don't know if he is into 2d animation now or not.
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i also don't know if he is into 2d animation now or not.
As I said, he uses 2d to block out his shots, before doing it in 3d. A great workflow.
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