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Old 03-29-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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horse trot cycle

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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I think it looks OK, but I guess you need someone more experienced at horsemanship than me to comment.

Is it supposed to be dressage or just a horse out for a lazy hack?

If dressage, then I think it needs to be more springy. IOW try to adjust the slow ins and outs of the legs to make them hold for longer when in place on the ground (maybe by only a frame or 2), and then make them accelerate faster while in flight so that they catch up again (i.e. the overall timing of the cycle stays the same). This should make each leg kick forwards with more energy.

Also, head needs to be tilted more so that "poll" of head is upper most (i.e. head is more vertical, as seen from side.)

Also, I would try (from the side view) flexing the spine so that with each leap the spine goes from concave at Centre-Of-Mass low point (the way it is now), to convex when COM is at peak of height, although don't take "convex" literally, just straigten it out a bit.

Also, maybe make the bob of the head up and down slightly delayed (2 or 3 frames perhaps?) to give it some mass

Just my guesses...

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