Recipe 9 - Fighting Cloud

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What You Will Learn

You will learn to cycle a loop of random arms, legs and eyes in a spinning cloud of conflict. The more chaotic the better. Timing and spacing are everything. You will create an effect cartoons have employed for decades.

Why Is This Important?

The large spinning frames of the clouds are the main motion, and the arms, legs, and eyes are the overlapping action. This exercise taxes the ability of the animator to keep a big action going in an organized fashion, while smaller overlapping actions are random and chaotic. This involves the most animated bits yet. But it is easier than it looks because most of the bits are randomly placed.