|This example uses the same principles as the Pendulum Swing with the addition of the use of perspective.
Much animation works on a two dimensional plane. This means the actions move up and down or side to side but not towards or away from the viewer (that's the third dimension). To give your character animation a greater feel of realism, you add the third dimension to your movements. This is difficult and requires a thorough knowledge of the different perspective theories.
This is also why you'll hear so many people in animation stressing the importance of good life drawing. It's the practice of drawing live models in various positions that helps you to understand the proportions and uses of foreshortening in your drawings to create the illusion of solid depth.
Adding this extra dimension to your animation will take it another level up.
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