Across the Spider-Verse Animators Show How They Work With References

Animators sometimes have to become actors to get a good sequence. 

One of the things that made the recent trailer of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse so amazing is its fluent animations that feel real but at the same time have this stylized touch. How did the animation team approach these sequences? Ere Santos, one of the animators behind Spider-Verse, shared an awesome example of how they work with references.

The thing is that animators have to become actors sometimes to set up better animations. Here's how that works: 

Daniel Ceballos decided to share his reference, too, and showed how he approached the body language of Miles Morales. 

In case you missed it, we shared another similar video back in 2019 when Emma Shih, one of the many amazing animators behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, showed how she dealt with her scenes. Learn more here

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