Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Anticipation is used to prepare the viewer for an action. It helps make the action look real. For example, when you jump rope, you bend your knees before you jump. Another example of anticipation is when a character sees or hears something off-screen. The character's attention focuses in the direction of the object or sound is coming from. Watch how the character in this animation moves their arms and legs before taking off: