SimplyMaya Forums

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

Home / forum / Lounges / Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge / After walk cycle, what then?
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-03-2008, 11:13 AM   #1
biox90
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default After walk cycle, what then?

Hi,
I've done a walk cycle with my character, but now i want him to walk a distance, not just walk on the same spot. How do i do that realistic?
biox90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
Gen
Moderator
 
Gen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South FL
Posts: 3,499
Thanks: 16
Thanked 645 Times in 567 Posts
Default

try keying some translation on the char grp
Gen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 03:23 PM   #3
NeoStrider
Registered User
 
NeoStrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

problem with that is now you have to worry about the character look like it's sliding on the floor.
__________________
Accept no substitutions.
NeoStrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2008, 01:30 AM   #4
mr pix.
Subscriber
 
mr pix.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: london
Posts: 519
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

set some keys for the global control.

1) create a locator

2) go into your side view

3) set a key frame and position the locator on the end of the planted foot.

4) Then using the locator as a guide, go to frame 2, and slightly move the global control forward until the foot lines up with the locator.

5) go to frame 3 and do the same, do the same for 4,5,6 etc. until you come to the end of your walk cycle.

6) Then go into your graph editor and go to Curves > Post Infinity > cycle with offset (i think)

7) press play and...voila!

However, doing it this way (hence the word infinity) keeps the character walking forever. There is a way you can stop it when you choose, but i dont know how
__________________
those who succeed are only the failures that never gave up.

http://www.vimeo.com/7080130
mr pix. 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.