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Character Animation Fundamentals by Steve Roberts

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Animation of Human Walks and Runs

Chapter Summary

•   Walk Cycles

•   Pace

•   Walking Mechanics

•   Walk Cycles Displaying Different Moods

•   External Influences

•   Two People Walking Together

•   Running

•   Exercises

A human walk can be a difficult sequence to animate believably. This is because your audience are walking experts! They have been walking since they were about a year old and see people walking around them all the time. Consequently, they can judge whether your walk is convincing. If it’s not so good, they stop believing in your character.

Walk Cycles

A walk cycle is a piece of animation in which a character walks on the spot ...

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