Recipe 5 - Crying Hysterically

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What You Will Learn

As with the Crying Calm recipe, in the the Crying Hysterically recipe you will learn to how to use different spacing to create the illusion tears are flying out of the eyes. You will add Shake to add intensity to the crying. Posing the face in a mouth-open frown will also add to the effect. 

Why Is This Important?

Characters can swing from happy to sad, curious to furious, and a hundred other emotional states. By understanding and combining the spacing and posing involved, an animator can express the entire range of possible emotions. Posing the face in a wincing, open-mouthed expression while looping the tears and shaking the head combine to give the animator the challenge of thinking about multiple moving parts at the same time.