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03-16-2003, 04:10 PM
Just trying one more walkcycle. Click here (http://www.spliffrichards.com/video/walk.avi) and tell me what you think.
03-16-2003, 06:57 PM
hey Spliff, it looks to me although it is hard to really tell from the angle, that he needs more side to side motion. In other words he needs to shift his weight to each leg as he walks. Also his feet look like they are sliding a little bit. Watch that closely as it wil be noticed, and he also looks to be a pretty cartoony looking character with his eyes and big hat so give him a little bit more life so we can feel his personality more. Try pulling his hips down on the breakdown position instead of the real way that our hips would go up. This will yield a mutch more stylized look if that is what you are going for.
Hope this helps.
03-16-2003, 08:02 PM
Thanks alot man, very decent of you.:beer:
03-16-2003, 08:45 PM
On top of what Paul says...
I think the arm looks slightly stiff. You can add some flexibility into the arm by successively breaking the joints. Just some suggestions... Hope this helps.
Best of luck. :scream:
03-19-2003, 08:39 AM
thanks alot boys, this is my third walk cycle and I am pretty happy with it. Everything you guys have said is right except for that the feet defenetly do not slide:) I havent really worked on the hands yet so IŽll post an update. This is the first version of the cycle so I will keep working on it and improving, and you are so right on him not having any character yet. He is a musician.
By the way Pete, I looked at your site. It looks amazing man, some really nice Flash stuff going on there and that animation with the spear was great too.
Again thanks a million for the crits:beer:
03-19-2003, 07:39 PM
I think the reason the feet seem to be sliding is because they aren't really hitting the ground with any force. Right now they are just sort of rocking on the ground like the legs of a rocking chair. The toes should slap the ground a few frames after the contact point of the heels. The toes on the right look like they're close but the toes on the left don't seem to touch the ground until halfway through the stride. Also you could extend the legs further back so they are almost straight before they start to lift off the ground.
01-14-2006, 05:00 PM
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