Friday, 19 August 2016

Polar Bear Walk and Run Cycle

To continue practicing some animation basics, I decided to follow some walk and run cycle tutorials using this cartoony bear character!* I started off with the walk cycle, then created the run cycle on an override animation layer. The 'turn and reaction' was on an additive animation layer:

Through this animation exercise I feel that I have become much more familiar with the graph editor, learning how to use the infinity curves, creating nice curves but also learning where best to use linear curves, especially when creating walk cycles:

*Rigged character model created by Gary Welsh.