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如何保持做动画的积极性

动动吧动画 2018-04-15 06:36:31

动画大神Kenny Roy 讲到的如何保持做动画的积极性,亲们快学习下吧! 文章由动动8独家翻译 转载请注明出处:anim8bar.com

The question of how to stay motivated comes up so often in discussions among animators that there really is no doubting it anymore: animation, like anything else worth pursuing, is hard work that won't necessarily sustain itself. There are lots of tips out there for how to stay motivated, but I wanted to write a few part series in these articles focusing on a more long-term approach to staying motivated through the very distinct stages of your career.
最近在和动画师讨论时候经常问到的一个问题就是如何保持积极性。有很多方法保持积极性,这里我写下几个方法供大家参考。

This first part is dedicated to the learning process. A majority of the members here are novice animators or have been animating a while but never professionally. This is the scariest part of the process and the stage in which staying motivated is the biggest challenge. Let's put you on track to succeed.
有大部分的动画师或是从事动画有一段时间了的动画师总是没那么专业,这是最令人害怕的,保持积极性是最大的挑战。让我把你放到成功的道路上。

First and foremost, it can be very discouraging to look around and gauge how motivated other people are. My initial piece of advice is to not try to guess how motivated ANYBODY else is. Never. There is a huge selection bias when you do this and it is very discouraging. By this I mean that you are mostly exposing yourself to success stories when you are looking around in the animation field, and not looking among your peers who are struggling as much as you are.
首先也是最重要的,看周围的人多么有积极性对你来说没有意义。我的第一条建议就是不要去猜想别人有多积极,永远不要,这会很受打击。这是说你多去关注动化领域的故事,而不是去关注和你一样挣扎的同伴

Think of this; a normal tip to stay motivated is to watch as much animation as possible, and really soak up the enthusiasm of the industry. That's great and all, but it can really be discouraging when you watch an amazing short film on youtube, and then you see in the credits that the animator is a student who did it all on their own, and is basically Superman. Then thoughts of "why am I not as motivated as everyone else?" come up. The reality is that these people had just as many struggles and wanted to give up at least a few times while they were working. They decided to continue on though.
这样想,尽可能的去多看动画,真正的去吸收这个行业的热情,但是当你看到一个非常好的动画片片尾写着动画师是个学生而且是一个人制作完成的时候你会很沮丧,这时候你就会想"为什么我不能和别人一样有激情?"事实上这些人也是在做他们作品时挣扎了很多次,想放弃很多次的。只是他们决定继续做下去而已。
So the bottom line is, feeling a lack of motivation, and feeling discouraged are not symptoms of not being good enough to succeed, they are absolutely a normal part of the learning process. You are normal. So with that knowledge let's do something to boost your confidence and motivation.
所以感觉缺少动力或是很沮丧不是不能成功的信号,这一定是学习过程中的一部分,这是很正常的。下面让我们做点什么来激起你的信心和动力。
It is hard to plan for success if you've never tasted success. One of the whackiest things about animation is that we can normally see in our head something MUCH better than we can create for a long time.
如果你没有尝试过成功就很难去计划成功,动画的一个弱点就是我们脑子里可以想象到的要比我们花时间去做出来的效果好太多。
Consequently, learning animation becomes a task of mitigating failure instead of earning success. After you take on an 11-second club entry with no training, for example, the poorly timed, weakly posed, unappealing animation is sitting there staring you in the face. Why are we setting ourselves up to fail? Why are we assuming that ANYBODY could stay motivated if the best you can hope for is for your animation only to look not AS BAD as your last shot? Failing a little less each time wouldn't keep me going.
如果你们经过培训就去做11秒动画,比如说,时间很弱,pose很弱,动画也没那么吸引人,那你为什么要把你圈入到失败的行列呢,只是为了让你这次的动画看起来没有上一次失败?反正这是不会让我继续前进的。
So here's your first step:

Start off by doing some REALLY small, short little animation tests. Things that you know you can finish in just a few day's time. A shot where a character just takes a really deep breath and shakes his head as he exhales, blinks, and looks at the ground is perfect. A shot where a character turns, reacts, and ducks under a swinging wrecking ball is perfect. 24-48 frames MAX. Set out to complete these and don't compromise on quality. Don't stop until the animation on screen is what you see in your head.
所以我的第一个建议就是从很小的事情开始,很简短的动画小测试,你感觉可以在很短的时间里完成,一个镜头你只需要做一个深呼吸,在喘气眨眼的时候摇头,并且看地板就很好 再比如转头,做一个反应都很好。最多24到48。试着去完成这些不要在质量上妥协。直到你做出来的和你脑海里想的一样好。

This may seem like a cheat, but it's not. First of all, the majority of shots in visual effects are between 2 and 3 seconds long. In feature animation it's longer, but not so substantially that you won't ever have 1 or 2 second shots. If you set about doing a really small scene and succeed, you will have a taste of victory and the feeling can only grow from there.
如果你先让自己从小的镜头做起并且做得不错,你就能感受到这份成功的快乐并且向前进步

Years ago I was part of a forum and we challenged eachother to 24 hour animation showdowns. The subjects were always very simple. One would be "mount" (show a character getting onto a horse, motorcycle, or other vehicle), "arrow hit" (show a character being hit by an arrow), or "reach" (show a character anticipating and reaching for something overhead). Because these were very manageable shots, and we gave ourselves strict frame limits and time limits, I had dozens of small successes in the beginning of my animation studies that made me feel like I was always getting better. And it feels very good that you are always getting a little bit better, rather than always getting a little less WORSE.
几年前我加入到一个论坛,我们做的题目都很简单。比如"发射"显示一个人物上马,摩托车,或是其他交通工具。 或是一个人物被箭射到 或是"够到"做一个人准备并且去够一些头顶上的东西。因为这些都是比较容易处理的镜头,并且我们给自己严格的帧数和时间限制,在我学动画时候我有很多成功的镜头,这也让我感觉自己做的越来越好。我比较开心的是我感觉越来越好而不是没有上次那么差。
To all my animators who are feeling discouraged, who can't pick up the mouse and start a shot, or who are feeling a lack of motivation, here is your homework: Create a SUPER simple shot, 48 frames MAX, of a very simple action or gesture. Picking up the phone and putting it to the character's ear, pressing an elevator button. Reaching for the corn flakes. Post it in the forums and enjoy this small victory.
对那些感到沮丧,没有动力,不想马上拿起鼠标做动画的动画师,我给你们的作业就是:创建一个超级简单的镜头,最多48帧,或是一个特别简单的动作或是姿势。拿着电话放在耳边,按电梯按钮。发表在论坛里享受这个小的胜利。

These little animations will sustain you, and in part 2 I'll go into how to get deeper motivation for the harder times.
第2部分我会讲更深层次的动力

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