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Character Animation Fundamentals by Steve Roberts

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Animation of Animal Walks and Runs

The Four Types of Animal Locomotion

There are four kinds of gait (types of locomotion) adopted by animals. These are walking, trotting, cantering and galloping. Before covering these we have to understand how different types of animal used in animation are put together.

Construction of an Animal

The best way to get an idea of how four-legged animals move is to go out and sketch some. Go to a zoo or a farm or just to the local park and draw animals. Don’t worry ...

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