Saturday, June 19, 2010

David O'Reilly on animating movement

I think the bit on movement trajectories in animation is brilliant. Natural human movements also follow this kind of smooth trajectory; studies of motor planning (eg here) have found that this sort of movement is optimally designed to minimize energy expenditure. It’s so great when artists figure out how to convey different feelings just by making these subtle tweaks to the textures and physics of the real world, I think it can really tell us a lot about our own perception.

Also: vectorpunk? Seriously, BoingBoing? Vectorpunk.