I'm new to this and I'm forcing myself to go through the tutorials to learn what I need to.. I have bought Animation master to create a specific animation so I'm always itching to go ahead of myself, but that is NOT a good idea since I'm no artist and have only animated using 2D and flash before.
So I thought I'd post my very first attempt at the walking through the door excersise. There are a few things wrong with it, firstly I'd like to say I would like this to last longer than 5 seconds, thats just not enough time to convey what we're doing on this excersize.
After making it I really see the advantages of storyboarding the animation properly beforehand because I didn't leave enough time at the end of the animation to show he successfully walked through the door.
I also notice I forgot to keyframe the door shut before opening it at the end so it starts opening too early.
Is there any way I could at every keyframe make sure that EVERYTHING stays put, because If I move a bone that I haven't moved before it will start that movement from the beginning of the sequence and slowly translate it, is this a bad practice?
anyway attached is my abortion,.... I mean animation.