SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Your Work / Work In Progress / run and 4 legged walk cycle
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 29-12-2006, 11:06 AM   #1
talldreams
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default run and 4 legged walk cycle

Hello. Here are a couple of excersises I completed. The walk cycle for the wolf character was referenced from the Animator's Survival Kit. The run cycle is a tutorial i followed by Rodri Torres. It can found at rodri.aniguild.com. For some reason, my premeire renders are coming out faster than the playblasts in maya. Both are the same frame rate, but the final mov from premeire is still coming out faster. I can't figure it out. Anyways, Thanks for the critique.

wolf walk link below

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...oid=1560999738

run cycle link below

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...oid=1638250206
talldreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-12-2006, 11:34 AM   #2
Acid44
Registered User
 
Acid44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,639
Thanks: 12
Thanked 186 Times in 179 Posts
Default

the wolf walk looks nice and realistic which is cool but the run looks like sasquatch or my dad trying to outrun a bullet i just looks wierd

oh and i like the portfolio piece and the fight scene
__________________
Acid44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-12-2006, 11:37 AM   #3
talldreams
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Cool. Thank you.... keep the critiques coming!
talldreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-12-2006, 11:49 AM   #4
vladimirjp
Subscriber
 
vladimirjp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: stuck in the 90's boston, USA
Posts: 1,871
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

the for the run cycle, the timing is really good. but the poses are not so convincing. he's not in a running stance at all, or look like he should be running. the arms are a bit stiff too.

the wolf's walk has some popping in the front legs.
i think the back legs are delayed too long.

other than that the timing is pretty smooth.
__________________
Image dump
vladimirjp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-12-2006, 12:25 PM   #5
arran
Registered User
 
arran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I kind of like the run cycle - it has a very cartoony - chest out - feel to it if you know what I mean. The wolf walk is cool too, but as vladimirjp said, there is definitely some popping going on - it looks like you have some extra keys set that you forgot to delete, though I know next to nothing about animating.

I also like the speaking animation and the fight scene is awesome! Good work mate.
__________________
arran3D

arran3D blog
arran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-12-2006, 02:37 PM   #6
talldreams
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I fixed the popping on the front leg of the wolf. I saw that after I posted, then went back in and adjusted some keys. The model is a lil difficult to work with. I tried a couple things, but could not quite figure out how to get the lag just right on the hind legs.

The run cycle is still a work in progress. I followed the tutorial point for point, but i guess there is still a lot of tweaking to do. And from what I'm learning. The tweaking is the part of the animation that takes the most time.

The other animations on the page were done a lil while back. Im trying to add to the portfolio now.

Thanks for the crits.... keep em coming.
talldreams is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.