Problem looping walking animation

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  11 November 2012
Problem looping walking animation


I'm new to Maya and all but managed to get hold of a few good tutorials, however I've seem to hit a snag.

I'm currently trying to animate a walk cycle which went fairly well, however I'm having some trouble looping the animation. I'm using the post-infinity cycle and cycle with offset-settings, but still seem to have issues as you can see here:

Looping problem

Here's an overview of my graph editor:

As you can see, my robot snaps back to it's original position on the master controller, instead of continuing to move forward. I've tried a ton of different things but can't seem to work around this issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  12 December 2012

Does it loop fine when you don't use offsets?
  12 December 2012
Make the feet controls move linear speed backwards when they are on the ground so that the loop ends at the same position it started. Then use post infinity cycle there. Then match the master controls forward motion with the backward motion of the feet controls. That way you get the other foot stay on the ground while the other foot and rest of the body moves forward.

Last edited by GoodAsNew : 12 December 2012 at 01:44 PM.
  12 December 2012
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