Advanced Walk Cycle


Contributed by Ben Palczynski


THIS IS AN EXAMPLE of a traditional walk cycle animation where each frame is drawn completely by hand. What makes this particular animation “advanced” is that it requires not only drawing skills, but a sense of rhythm and timing. Ben makes it look easy, but with some dedication and practice, you can achieve great results.

One of the most well known and highly praised resources for character animation is The Animator’s Survival Kit (Richard Williams). Williams explains everything you ...

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