- Volume 6 Issue 3
An animation character can be applied an Elasticity principle to strengthen an action and expression. That principle is called as Squash & Stretch in animation. The application of this principle gives the illusion of weight and volume to an animation character, and makes it possible that an animation action be the smooth and soft by escaping from the stiffness and rigidity. If an action of human or object on animation is expressed like a real world, it seems to be unnatural. Any action without Squash & Stretch will look rigid, uninteresting and not alive. It can be applied to movement of all objects, characters' actions, dialogues and facial expressions with a basic rule of mass, volume and gravity. Havier characters squash and stretch more than thinner ones. Any action will not be well expressed without this principle. To be a good animation movement, it should be widely applied in all type of animation, not only 2D animation.
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