Animation is something like a fantasy, drawing on the screen with pencil and paper. An animator must possess qualities such as creativity, imagination, and patience that lead to the creation of a character who simulates the animator’s thoughts from the depths of his mind. There are some key factors in character design so that animation is communicated through a character’s action.
- Think about the character’s emotions: Always put yourself in the character’s shoes and think about what he is feeling, thinking or seeing. An animator has all the responsibilities for the characters’ activities.
- Emphasize the expression: always add an additional expression. For example, suppose the character is smiling, then adding things like raising eyebrows, making pimples on the face, adjusting cheekbones, etc. If the character is in a sad mood, walk slowly with them, show the drooping eye, and other things. Such an exaggeration matches the real characters and makes the animation believable.
- Time: Time is king in animation. Perfect timing helps viewers get the story right. If the timing is not perfect, it will lose audience interest and look amazing. So each frame is planned before it is drawn on the screen.
- Squash and Stretch: It is an important principle that the body volume does not increase when the character changes body shape or does a stretching activity.
- Anticipation: It’s important to win the audience over to part of the scene. Suppose a man is going to hit the target with a mallet. So you pull the deck first before you hit it. So the cover is the moment of anticipation that lets the viewer know what is going to happen.
- Staging: In animated scenes, things sometimes happen so quickly that the audience cannot understand what is happening. So point out that the staging of the activity is taking place. Staging means focusing on a specific scene or activity before the action takes place.
- The believability of the object: When the animated character is faced with an inanimate object such as a stone, etc., simulate with yourself how you would react in this situation and let the character do it.
- Character Attractiveness: The character must be attractive or say it fits his role, either in terms of appearance or related traits. They are such that the audience would tell them because they went through these situations or will be now, for example when the character finds true love or leads a life of struggle and other things.
- Love creation: This is the most important of all. Always love your passion when creating an interactive animation. If you are uncomfortable with the drawing, the above things will not happen because you are the only one giving life to the life that does not exist in the world. Their quality is reflected in the character.