Pose breakdown for a walk cycle

This video from Expert Village discusses how to break down and animate a walk cycle for traditional hand-drawn animation. It clearly shows the four key leg and

Pose breakdown for a walk cycle


22 June 2013 - 6:42 am

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This video from Expert Village discusses how to break down and animate a walk cycle for traditional hand-drawn animation. It clearly shows the four key leg and foot poses of a walk cycle, which will become the animation key frames. The animator mentions how important it is to study reference footage, either something you capture yourself or reference from another source, and shows both video footage of the key positions as well as simple drawings of those positions. This breakdown is the key to animating a basic walk cycle, which can then be customized to the attributes of a specific character.

Categories: Educational

Tags: animation, how to animate, traditional animation, walk cycle, animation key pose, animation reference