8: Weight and Body Language 

  • Homework crits. 
  • Q&A on ASK reading to 285
  • Weight:  the force that gravitation exerts upon a body, equal to the mass of the body times the local acceleration of gravity: commonly taken, in a region of constant gravitational acceleration, as a measure of mass.
  • Momentum:  The faster an object is moving, whether it be a baseball, an automobile, or a particle of matter, the harder it is to stop.
  • Body Language:  communication through the use of postures, gestures, facial expressions, and the like.
  • Hands:  Good animated hands reference at Cameron Fieldings Blog.  Even more good reference on Nick Bruno's Blog.  And yet another at the ASIFA Blog.
  • Individual Assesments: We will go over homework assignments and see what assignment to revise and finish
  • Animation Demo: WalkCycle Blocking.


  • Bring a previous assignment to final. Deliver quicktime movie

  • Bouncing ball with tail AND personality 100-200 frames. (example). Deliver quicktime movie

  • Read to page 333 in ASK.