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Tony White's Animator's Notebook by Tony White

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chapter 2

The Generic Walk

A standard dictionary interpretation of the word walk might go something like this: “The manner in which a two-legged creature moves by placing one foot in front of the other to gain momentum, usually forward momentum.”

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A more clearly defined explanation for animators is that a walk is an action, usually with a moving biped character (but not necessarily so), where one foot is always in contact with the ground at any moment in time.

The one-foot-on-the-ground rule is actually in keeping with the USATF rule for competitive ...

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