Exploring Animation Principles in Maya: Secondary Action

In this collection of lessons, we will learn about the animation principle of secondary action. Software required: Maya 2011 and higher.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 1, 2010
Duration
20m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Exploring Animation Principles in Maya: Secondary Action
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 1, 2010
Duration
20m
Description

In this collection of lessons, we will learn about the animation principle of secondary action. This course will venture into the animation principle of secondary action in Maya. What is secondary action? Is it another way of describing follow-through and overlap, or is it much more? Throughout this course, we'll define secondary action and work through a variety exercises to help get the point across. By the end of this course, you'll understand what the principle of secondary action boils down to, which will help you enhance your animations by adding an extra level of realism to your characters. Software required: Maya 2011 and higher.

About the author
About the author

Delano works avidly as an animation author at Pluralsight. Starting his career at animation studios like Shilo, Delano has developed a strong passion for his talents. His animation and rigging background help him teach and create some of the most-watched training on Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm (mumbles), and I'm your instructor as we explore the animation principle of Secondary Action in Maya. As a follow-up to our 12 Principles course, we decided to go a little deeper and create more focused courses on how to implement each principle. As animators, it's vital that we understand each of them if we are to improve, and that's exactly what these courses are designed to do. So what is Secondary Action? Is it another way of describing follow-through and overlap, or is it much more? Throughout this course, we'll define Secondary Action and work through a variety of exercises to help get the point across. And by the end of this course, you'll understand what the principle of Secondary Action boils down to, which will help you enhance your animation by adding an extra level of realism to your characters. Without any more ado, let's go ahead and get started.