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Character Animation (9 Tutorials)

Maya Monday

Make a Jurassic World Dinosaur in Maya + Pixologic™ ZBrush® #MayaMonday

October 21, 2019

Soni Kumari at CG Tuts has put together an amazing 11 part series on making a hulking, bipedal T-Rex dinosaur with Maya and ZBrush. For fun, I’ve thrown in some interesting T-Rex facts along the way.

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miarmy quick start tutorials

Miarmy Quick Start Tutorials #gettingstarted

September 11, 2019

This series of 5 tutorials will get you up and running quickly with Miarmy, the crowd simulation tool for Maya.  The series covers character rig to OA, animation to action, export, simulation and render.

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Character Animation: Adding Weight and Life to a Character’s Legs in 3ds Max

Character Animation: Adding Weight and Life to a Character’s Legs in 3ds Max

June 13, 2017

Jonathan Abenhaim explains how to mimic the subtle vibrations of the leg when the foot comes in contact with a hard surface.

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4 Legged Animals: Quadruped Locomotion Tutorial

4 Legged Animals: Quadruped Locomotion Tutorial

June 13, 2017

So, what if you're animating a 4 legged critter instead of a bi-ped? It's double the fun! Felix Sputnik explains how to animate a quadruped. [Via Lester Banks]

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Female Walk Cycle – Workflow Tutorial

Female Walk Cycle – Workflow Tutorial

June 13, 2017

Another from Chiara Porri, this time focusing on the walk cycle of the female of the species. [Via Lester Banks]

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Run Cycle Tips

Run Cycle Tips

June 13, 2017

Chiara Porri has been an animator for over a decade and in this video she gives some great advice on creating a run cycle in Maya. She talks about the style and build of the character and how it pertains to the run cycle. [Via Lester Banks]

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A Common Mistake when Animating Walkcycles in Maya

A Common Mistake when Animating Walkcycles in Maya

June 13, 2017

Brian Horgan tells you what NOT to do when animating walk cycles. This is extremely useful information, especially if you're a beginner. [Via Lester Banks]

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Animation for Videogames tutorial: Creating a character animation set in Maya

Animation for Videogames tutorial: Creating a character animation set in Maya

June 13, 2017

This is the third part of a series of tutorials by James Marijeanne. He talks about the pre-vis process, which is extremely important in the video game development process. Then he sets up run and walk cycles for our new character. [Via Lester Banks]

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Creating a Walk Cycle in Maya

Creating a Walk Cycle in Maya

June 13, 2017

In 2015 I wrote an article about how to create a walk cycle with several tutorials and examples, plus, some animals, not just people! This article is a follow up, focused on Maya. Yes, we missed Maya Monday due to the holiday yesterday, but we’ll do it like the garbage man, and bump things back a day!

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animating cartoon characters

Animating Cartoon Characters in Adobe Software

February 28, 2017

Tutorials on Animating Cartoon Characters with Adobe Software including After Effects, Adobe Character Animator, and Adobe Illustrator.

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Squash & Stretch

Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Squash & Stretch

December 19, 2016

I’ve joined the Greyscalegorilla Cinema 4D Animation Fundamentals and our first assignment was the Squash & Stretch Deformer.  There will be more later on the training, but this is a peek at the first assignment.

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Burning Question: How do I create a Walk Cycle?

Burning Question: How do I create a Walk Cycle?

November 16, 2015

If you’re animating some characters and need to make a natural looking walk cycle quickly and easily, do we have some great resources for you! Here is some reference, tutorials and scripts to make your next walk cycle animation a breeze.

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Use iExpressions for an Automatic Walk Cycle in Ae

Use iExpressions for an Automatic Walk Cycle in Ae

November 12, 2015

“The latest version of iExpressions for After Effects can automate walk cycles so you can just drag the character through the scene.” – Lester Banks

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Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

March 5, 2014

Ryan Boyle of Sketchy Pictures explains the full process from character design, expressions for animating movement, lip-sync, lighting and camera and lots more!

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Inspirations/Tutorial: How to Add Special FX to Instagram Videos

January 28, 2014

A little fun for Tutorial Tuesday! Dave and Shaun are Adobe UI designers and created all of these effects in After Effects. There are a variety of explosions, light sabers and more!

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