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10-15-2008, 04:05 PM
Hey guys, i just started character animating and here's my first walk cycle. Critique and pointers will be more than appreciated!

- Peter Ng (

10-15-2008, 04:33 PM
Feels very "poppy" like the keys are all flat, I would do a pass at smoothing everything out

10-15-2008, 11:59 PM
I find it quite interesting that he's walking this way :)
ah.. i agree with KyleG, it's poppy, but maybe it's something you wanted to achieve?

10-16-2008, 07:34 PM
His arms are swaying with the legs on the same sides. Switch that up first. A lot of the popping is due to his legs going too straight. They actually stretch for 2 frames. Do some overlapping stuff on the spine and head to get it looser and smoother. Good luck dude!

10-16-2008, 08:18 PM
thanks guys! gonna work on a v2 right now

10-17-2008, 11:14 PM
here's a v2, still working out some kinks cause i'm new to animating with the graph editor.

10-17-2008, 11:17 PM
DONT USE IK HANDS! :twisted:

And add some more forward/back rotation to the spine.

10-18-2008, 01:35 PM
Also, I think the character is leaning too far back! you can get the emo effect you have in mind with much less exaggeration, but by getting the balance and timing right.


reference, reference, reference!

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