Digital-Tutors - Creating Walk Cycles in MotionBuilder 2012
Digital-Tutors - Creating Walk Cycles in MotionBuilder 2012 1 hrs. 24 min. |Released on September 1, 2011 |Project Files Included (409 MB) Required Software: MotionBuilder 2012
In this series of lessons, you will learn how to create a walk cycle in MotionBuilder.
In this course you will learn how to build a walk cycle in MotionBuilder. One step at a time, we’ll dissect the body mechanics of a walk. We’ll learn the key positions of a walk, we’ll learn how to use MotionBuilder's Pose Controls to build a cycle in a fraction of the time it would normally take. We'll learn how to create seamless cycles, explore ways to add convincing follow-through and weight, and also learn a technique for translating a cycle forward through space. In the end, you'll understand how to produce a walk that is natural, and that has a little personality.
17 videos in this course
1. Introduction and project overview 2. Understanding a walk 3. Blocking in the contact position of the walk 4. Mirroring poses in MotionBuilder 5. Animating the down position of the walk 6. Roughing in the peak position of the walk 7. Cycling the walk 8. Polishing the walk in the front view 9. Finishing our work on the legs 10. Adding weight to the upper body in the side view 11. Correcting the motion of the head 12. Tweaking the animation of the right arm 13. Improving the follow-through of the right elbow 14. Wrapping up the left arm 15. Improving the fluidity of the left elbow 16. Animating the shoulders 17. Translating the walk forward / final touch-ups