3 Steps to a Better Character Turn

Matt Drummond shares some essential tips to create a better character turn in animation while incorporating the golden ratio.

Feature Film Director and Emmy award-winning animator Matt Drummond studied the golden ratio and how it can precisely relate to temporal applications such as animation. Recently Matt presented his findings to the members of the Australian Chapter of the VES. Matt posted a couple of tutorials that cover some of the techniques. A previous one showed how you could use the golden ratio as a template to achieve better inertia in animations.

Matt’s latest tutorial shows how you can animate a character turn in place using the inertial method and the golden ratio. Watch Matt outlines the three necessary steps to create a better character turn, covering the direction of travel, correction, and recovery. Thanks Matt!