Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating lower-body poses, part of Character Animation: Locomotion.
…Let's go ahead and look where we're at.…We have the feet basically just sliding in place.…Now we need to fill in the gaps with a few more poses, and…let's go ahead and just work on the lower body and get that in shape.…Now the first pose I'm going to work on is called the passing position.…When we look at the character from the side, you'll see that…in the middle of the first step the feet pass each other.…And this is an important pose.…So the first thing we're going to do in…this pose is we're going to work with the hips.…
So now as the feet pass each other…he's basically extending the leg as high as possible.…So basically he's standing up on the weight bearing leg.…And let's go ahead and set a key for the hips.…So now you can see that basically the hips are moving up and down.…So now the weight of the character is going on to…the left foot and that foot is supporting him in the middle.…Now the right foot is moving forward and it…actually is going to be the foot that's off the ground.…
So I'm going to go ahead and select that foot…
- Animating the lower and upper body, arms, and legs
- Adding weight
- Adjusting timing and gait
- Starting and stopping walks
- Adding personality
- Animating runs and skips
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Animating Walk Cycles
2. Refining Walks
3. Animating Runs
4. Animating a Fast Run
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