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01 January 2009, 03:22 PM
The walk cycle. I'm still working on the idea of how OliveMan should actually walk/run/move in any way. I want to make it more cartoony, and less "realistic". I am open to any suggestions/changes that can be made. Thank you.


01 January 2009, 03:03 PM
A teacher of mine sat down with me, and showed me how a cartoony walk cycle works. Afterwards, I did it with OliveMan. There were SO many actions that never occured to me. Even the most ovious, like making the arms and hands swing a little, or rotating the entire body in the direction of the next step. If you have any more ideas/comments, follow up. Thank you.


01 January 2009, 09:46 PM
Hi disensin,

It is looking good. Just one quick comment you may want to think about. When the arms come up in the front they look like the wrist is bending into that pose a little early. Maybe loosen it up more if you keep them pointing back the direction they are coming from a little longer. So they don't switch direction until the arm actually starts to swing back and takes them with it.


02 February 2009, 01:20 AM

Thank you very much for your critique. I'm sorry it took me so long to reply, but I have several things going on (I'm graduating in March). I noticed what you said about the hands.
I tried what you said, and noticed an extra fix that looked interesting with the following: I kept the lag a little longer, but instead of the hands twisting back the moment the arm swings back, I twisted them the moment the arm stops moving, giving it a pendulum effect. How's that look?

Also, I created a Run Cycle for OliveMan. I tried to make this cartoony as well. I simply made a normal run cycle, and exaggerated everything. I look forward to any comments!

Any more improvement suggestions are greatly appreciated! Enjoy!

02 February 2009, 07:04 PM
Nice work disensin. Looking good man.

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