View Full Version : Walk Cycle: Emo

10 October 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!

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

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

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

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

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

10 October 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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