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Walk Cycle (11 Tutorials)

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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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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How to Create a Looping Animation Using Expressions

October 1, 2013

It’s Tutorial Tuesday once again! Shawn Sheehan contributed this tutorial on AE Expressions to AE Tuts+ yesterday. He explains how to use the loopIn and loopOut expressions.

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