The illusion of life
NY based motion artist and animation director Vincenzo Lodigiani has created an animation applying the 12 basic principles. By using a few simple shapes he explains the concepts really well.
During the 1930’s, animators at Walt Disney Studios became better at expressing characters and movement by using the basic laws of physics. This knowledge was brought together in the book The Illusion of Life as the ‘twelve basic principles of animation’. The book is still used today as a tool to help produce more realistic animations. The principles also deal with “more abstract issues, such as emotional timing and character appeal.” Watch and learn.