View Full Version : What you animating first?

04-14-2012, 02:20 AM
I animate the legs first
what you?

04-14-2012, 02:21 AM
the head, then i copy it for next frames.

04-14-2012, 02:33 AM
Should be in 'Debate' section, IMO.

And I do both, depending on the mood.

04-14-2012, 06:09 AM
yeah bro you should only post things with a link to an animation! this could go in general discussion! but i animate body first :) head on a seperate layer!

04-14-2012, 06:46 AM
I do either two things, depending on the speed.

I either draw the whole body first, starting with the head or animate the head first and add in the body later. :)

04-14-2012, 07:11 AM
I draw the body first and then add the head later.

04-14-2012, 08:16 AM
I animate body first, but not the regular way, the way people animate head first. I really can't explain better than that, but yeah. Anyway, you should bring this to GD

04-14-2012, 08:18 AM
i animate everything at the same time

04-14-2012, 08:19 AM
Head first.

04-14-2012, 08:23 AM
i animate everything at the same time
What this style brotha said.

04-16-2012, 11:03 AM
So what i should animate first :confused:

04-16-2012, 06:23 PM
So what i should animate first :confused:

try all of em and see which one suits u best. i did body first for a while, then i realized my style just fit head and body at the same time. its really just based on wut ur personal preference is.

04-16-2012, 07:57 PM
depends on the action i'm animating; for a walk/run i'd do:
legs first, then arms, then torso, then head

but for a punch chain i'd probably do the arms first, then the legs, re-adjust the positioning of the arms according to the legs, then do the torso and head

04-16-2012, 08:41 PM
I head, body and legs. then arms. I finish. I eat pizza.

04-16-2012, 09:31 PM
i want pizza

04-17-2012, 02:28 AM

04-17-2012, 02:35 AM
Body or Head doesnt matter. I switch between the two depending on the part of the animation im in. I might start it off head first, then when animating a flip or something i might switch to body first momentarily and when landing i might animate leg first. Just depends on the part of the animation im in.

04-17-2012, 03:17 AM
id like to put head first then put teh body. :D

04-17-2012, 03:52 AM
It really depends on the animation for me,When it's only movements I do head or body first , And when it's fight animations,I do the body first with the feet or arms so that i can easily follow the movements..

04-19-2012, 11:19 AM
i animate the entire animation then i add the head
but when i draw i start wit the legs or sometimes the body

04-19-2012, 07:35 PM
I do a pelvis dot first, then shove in the legs, after that torso, then come the arms, and after finishing the animation I add in the head.
And thats how I do it. :D
You'll probably feel more comfortable doing it in another style. Just try out all of them and you'll figure which one is the one for you.

Also, I have a feeling this topic would be better off in the general help section, or debate section, or something.