Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Handout, part of 2D Animation: Animal Walk Cycles.
- [Instructor] So if you have access you can download the handout, which is all of the slides used in the course. So basically, it's a very cool book that will show you all of the material that I've covered, maybe at a pace you can absorb more easily. We also have a folder that contains the Muybridge videos that I used. And this is a fantastic resource, I took the best quality Muybridge images I could find, I re-calibrated them, vertically, horizontally, and took out small rotation errors and I also timed them as best as I could to the most naturalistic timing pattern I could concoct.
And they have a frame counter, which you will then be able to use as a reference for your own animation timing, if you want. And this is also fantastic because there are creatures that of course I couldn't cover every animal in the course, so we have access to the elephant reference, gazelles, camels, and buffaloes. So this is an amazing resource to have and be sure you get it.
- Reviewing the basic walk poses
- Reviewing Muybridge's photos and the videos derived from them
- Understanding the basics of a quadruped walk
- Offsetting the legs to create a convincing gallop
- Animating a horse walking and trotting
- Adding personality or individual quirks to a run