Understanding walk cycles


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Understanding walk cycles

In this chapter we are going to be looking at animating walk cycles. Before we start animating the walk cycles, I am going to show you how walk cycles work. If you are following along, go ahead and open up Example_Walk_Cycle.fla from the Chapter 6 folder. If you don't have the Exercise Files, you can just watch and follow along. This video is mainly for you to learn how walk cycles work. So I am going to test the movie and show the walk cycle that I have here, Command+Return on the Mac, Ctrl+Enter on the PC.

So here is the character walking across the screen. Notice his legs move and his arms swing back and forth and his body and head move as well. I will close the Preview window and we'll take a look at how this is set up. First I'll need to head over to frame 1. Now I will use the Selection tool and double click the monster to enter its Timeline. In the Timeline of the monster, there are 40 frames. Now almost all of these elements are organized as graphic symbols so that I ca...

Understanding walk cycles
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Understanding walk cycles provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation

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3D + Animation Web
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Flash Professional
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