Pose-to-pose is the key method used in hand drawn traditional animation and as the name suggest it’s different than what we saw in the previous module 'Straight-ahead Animation'.
In Pose-to-pose, the animator draws only the required key drawings to animate the action. It is a very structured and planned way of approaching animation where thumbnails are first made related to the action being animated.
The important steps involved in pose-to-pose animation are its key poses. If key poses (key drawings) are strong, then the animation will look rich and believable. In pose to pose we draw the first key pose and then the extreme key pose and then we come back and do the in between frames.
Pose-to-pose is often used for animations that require good acting, where the posing and timing are crucial.
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