Creating Appealing Character Poses Quiz

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Who oversaw all of Pixar's films and associated projects as an executive producer?

John Lasseter

What is a characteristic of Traditional Keyframing mentioned in the text?

In-between frames are specified by beginners

Which film was directed by John Lasseter according to the text?

Cars 2

Which of the following is a characteristic of animation, as described in the text?

Expressive and stylized motion

What distinguishes simulation from animation based on the text?

It follows physics laws and equations

In the context of the text, what is a key difference between animation and simulation?

Stylized motion vs. realistic look

What is the principle that involves defining the rigidity and mass of an object by distorting its shape during an action?

Squash and Stretch

Which principle focuses on spacing actions to define the weight and size of objects and the personality of characters?


In animation, what does 'Slow In Slow Out' refer to?

Spacing the in-between drawings between extreme poses

Which principle of animation involves ensuring that the volume of an object remains constant even when it is distorted?

Squash and Stretch

Why should an appealing character pose avoid having both arms or legs in the same position?

It leads to disturbing zombie-like characters.

What is the key difference mentioned between creating realistic human characters and humanoid characters?

Humanoid characters are easier to animate due to their unrealistic nature.

What is recommended to stay on the left side of the Uncanny Valley when creating characters?

Aim for stylized rather than real appearances.

How is animation achieved when animating via simulation?

By solving relevant equations automatically.

What is one downside mentioned about using simulation for animation?

Excessive use of computer and wall clock time.

In what way do viewers respond to characters that are 'not too human'?


Test your knowledge on how to create appealing character poses by avoiding 'twins' where both arms or legs are in the same position. Explore concepts from the book 'Illusion Of Life' by Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston and understand the importance of quality in character design.

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