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Animating With Character - Walk Cycles

Jake Bartlett, Motion Designer

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20 Videos (1h 44m)
    • Course Trailer

      0:37
    • Getting Started

      1:22
    • Get Inspired!

      0:22
    • The Contact Pose

      14:30
    • The Passing Pose

      6:49
    • Testing The Walk Speed

      5:34
    • The Up & Down Poses

      10:10
    • Finessing The Keyframes

      11:43
    • Fixing Knee Pops

      5:59
    • Adding Overlap

      3:22
    • Contact & Passing Poses

      9:17
    • Up & Down Poses

      4:47
    • Simplifying The Keyframes

      5:08
    • Finessing The Keyframes

      3:50
    • Easing The Motion

      5:47
    • Adding Overlap

      4:29
    • Speed Test

      4:09
    • Fixing My Mistake

      1:03
    • Allan's Walk Overview

      4:08
    • Thanks!

      0:56
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About This Class

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In part 2 of this 3 part series, I'll show you how to animate a walk cycle for a character in After Effects! A walk cycle is one of the most essential animations you can create for a character, and can express a surprising amount of personality. You'll learn all the basics needed to start designing and animating your own walk cycles.

We'll be using the character rigs created in part 1, but if you didn't make your own you can use one of mine. All of my character PSDs and rigged After Effects projects are availble for you to download in the Project Description.

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I tried to talk myself out of learning DUIK for so so long and went for simple stroke characters or alternative options like Rubberhose or Limber with visible disadavantages. I am gonna be honest with the fact that rigging is still so confusing with keyframes and movements even after your classes. But now I am at least confident enough to give it a shot and make a acceptable walk cycle thanks to you. You are a natural born educator for sure. I am about to start animation bootcamp and hopefully can take your Explainer Camp at School of Motion. Thanks for all the good work and I am looking for more courses from you.
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Amazing!!! thank you :)

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