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05 May 2007, 09:30 AM
Arm swing length: Richard Williams v/s Muybridge

OK- I kind of remember posting something similar but it wasnt about run cycles.
Anyways, in Ani Survival Kit, Richard Williams says something like the arms should be at the farthest in the down position of a walk and run.
On pg 177 he shows a cartoon run on 6s where he draws the arms at the widest at the down position.

I just went through Muybridge and I found that the arms are at the widest during the extreme up position (when both the legs are in the air). And they are at the closest during the down position.

So am I missing something here?
Not trying to be a smart ass and put down Richard Williams or anything like that. I respect the guy and love his work and his book. Just confused.

05 May 2007, 10:38 AM
If it looks good, it is good. There are no "real" rule, just some guidelines. :) It depends of what type of character it is, what speed he has etc etc. Do what the situation of the run needs, and if it looks bad, try another way I'd say.


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