WALK AND RUN CYCLE ANALYSIS

What subtleties are most animators, even after many years of experience, still neglecting when they animate human walk and run cycles? Find out what you've been missing, and transform your animations in just 20 information-packed minutes!

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THE 3 COMMON CREATURE DESIGN PROBLEMS THAT STOP YOUR ANIMATION LOOKING AWESOME!

...and how to fix them. Why do so many creature/character designs look better static than they do animated? What can we do to fix these problems both in the design and in animation? The answers are in this 4-part course.

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12 Principles of Realistic Movement

A new framework for analyzing, describing and creating realistic looking movement. Essential information for everyone involved in any stage of the creation of photo-real creatures and characters.

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