Time for my... ULTRA SUPER LONG COMMENTARY CC! READ ALL OF IT PLEASE VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU!
right lets get started. You have quite alot to do.
This is the most basic thing in pivot. It's to make something more realistic.
*this is how ya do it!
*- so say you wanna walk. you have to do the easing process which goes as so: so letterwise you'd go like this. slow-bit fast- fast-bit fast-slow.
or in symbol wise: |-|---|--|-|.
Now you have that covered.
Baha's tut= essential.
this is also Very basic. And once again this is to make the animation smoother and realistic. How you make animations smooth. Well to have smoothness in EVERY single movement is probably the work of a veteneran or Elite. So you could do a test of just a very smooth punch.
How to smooth. Instead of doing 3frames of build up for punching do 8 frames (WITH EASING!) and about 2 on the hit. If you try this and do it correctly it will look amazing and would probably be worth of High beginner.
I can't explain physics very well. But Physics is like... basically the stuff up there ^^^ and reaction, and gravity. Now gravity should be quite easy. if he is on low gravity ease him up in the air. and if it is high gravity ease him down to the ground(But make sure you do some destruction to the ground...)
Phoenix's Physics tutorial is ideal
This is simple really.
tremor. If, for example, your guy punches an enemy, or attacks him in any way. And you want to express his power. You would either use tremor or flash. For tremor effect, ease the ground up and down. Simple as that...
flash. VERY EASY! just get a stick and put it at 10000 and frame, there you go! flash!
negatives. once again get a figure, put it to the size of 10000 and make the two stickmen the colour of white, you might need to press the 'Front' button.
blood- probably the hardest effect, but loads of tuts on it. I can't explain it so pop over to Toastmaster's tut.
particles. Once again hard to explain. Pop over to Baha's tut.
beams. An effect to make a super human animation or a dragon ball Z etc. I would suggest getting a stick pack from Droidz (although not reliable.) or you could make it yourself. there are a few tuts on this but this effect is simple in some ways.
What to do- get your start off beam. place it in his hands. get your second beam, fire it, 3rd fourth, until you reach your last beam, then do the step backwards.
well good for firsters.