Squash & Stretch


Module 3: “Squash and Stretch”

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Students will further improve their anime drawing by mastering the technique of Squash and Stretch. In this lesson, students will learn to bring inanimate objects to life by using the laws of physics to animate an object’s reaction when an action is applied on it.


In this lesson, students will apply the principle of Squash and Stretch on the movements of characters such as jump and punch. Another application is anime expressions. By adding Squash and Stretch, emotions such as a shock look or an angry anime face can be depicted more clearly.

Deceleration and Acceleration

This lesson will focus on expressing and animating the speed of objects. The techniques of deceleration (ease in) and acceleration (ease out) will be covered.