The secret backbone of animation – YouTube

How big a height difference is there between Resident Evil’s Lady Dimitrescu and Marvel’s Spider-Man, and why does that matter? Game animation relies on a secret skeleton for all its movements, and it has a much bigger effect on character design than we might think.

0:00 Lady Dimitrescu and the Secret Skeleton
0:46 Introducing… the rig
1:29 How rigs are used in games
2:29 How size difference changes game development
4:45 Rigs and clipping
6:09 Animation in Overwatch, online games, and Cyberpunk
8:23 Why characters become “standardized”

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