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I have a reference image to design my animation according to, here it is:enter image description here

Now my graphic is much simpler and this is how it is,

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The reference animation is described as "Open hand makes a small twist in front of body.". Can someone tell me how I would go by to animate my graphic similar to how the reference graphic desires? I not asking the literal "how to do" I am simply asking someone to tell me in what shape should I drive my animation to give a similar effect to the viewer. Of course, my graphic is a vector, that I am doing inside of adobe illustrator, which I will later transfer into adobe animate to form the animation.

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  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Doesn't the first graphic show how you would need to animate it — in a circular motion?
    – Billy Kerr
    Apr 18, 2023 at 12:50
  • @BillyKerr Yes, but the problem is that my graphic has no depth so rotating it in a circular way shows as if nothing happened, so I was thinking if there was any another way or illusion to convey something like the first one? Apr 18, 2023 at 14:50
  • As the arm comes towards the viewer, in 3D space, they would see the arm foreshortened slightly, and the elbow move up and down. So perhaps changing the length of the arm during the animation while moving the elbow might be enough to give the illusion. I'm no animation expert though. Perhaps take a video of yourself doing the action, and use that as the reference for your animation.
    – Billy Kerr
    Apr 18, 2023 at 15:04
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    cool! I've added it as an answer now.
    – Billy Kerr
    Apr 18, 2023 at 17:17
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    Then I won't @Stranger 😀🤣😛
    – Scott
    Apr 19, 2023 at 16:15

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As the arm comes towards the viewer to make that circular motion, in 3D space, then the viewer would see the arm foreshortened slightly, and the elbow move up and down. So perhaps changing the length of the arm during the animation while moving the elbow might be enough to give the illusion. I'm no animation expert though.

Perhaps take a video of yourself doing the action, and use that as the reference for your animation.

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