I want to be a good animator. I know how to animate characters, somewhat, but they look very robotic.
I know how to use the graph/F-curve editor (somewhat) and dopesheet.
Now I want to push my animation skills into professional skills (as a hobbyist) and I wonder if becoming a good animator at the level of say Pixar, requires some theoretical knowledge (books/articles, general considerations etc.) - aside from working and trial/error?
As for books/articles, I prefer some for free. But I am willing to pay for a good video course (downloadable, MP4-files).
But I wonder if it would be waste of money?
I currently have The Animation Primer in mind, but it’s quite expensive. I’m in no way a newbie to Blender, but I am new to character animation. Do you think I would benefit from a course like this?
If you need to see my current character animations, I can provide a link, if neccessary.
Then you’d know my current skills and/or lack thereof.