Setting up a magic carpet walk cycle


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Setting up a magic carpet walk cycle

So now we're going to take our carpet and make it walk; our dollar bill, or whatever you want to call this green rectangle. So let me zoom out a little bit and let's have a look. So that's a nice little walk cycle. And if we double-click on that symbol you can see how it's constructed. Essentially, he's walking in place. It's all shape tweened. And we have, beneath here, our little guide layers. Notice how his feet, when they hit the ground they stay; they follow one of those guide layers. And so the thing to do is basically animate him in place, so he's walking over an imaginary center of gravity. And then to make him walk across the screen, we take this symbol, and we motion tween it to create this kind of walk. And that's how I tend to do a lot of these walk cycles.

It gives you the flexibility; you can keep making them walk as long as you like from left to right. So let's do a very quick overview of the classic walk cycle poses, and this is from my ...

Setting up a magic carpet walk cycle
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Setting up a magic carpet walk cycle provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dermot O' Connor as part of the Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional

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