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Character/personality walk cycles

I decided to collate some references for when thinking about what character/personality walk you want to do. Just sitting outside and observing people around you as I did recently will bring out a whole variety of walks. Films also have a never ending number of personality walks, compare how Wreck it Ralph walks for example to Vanellope and you’ll see two distinct characters.

If you use one references below I recommend using it just to get some ideas and then shoot your own footage, you’ll end up having a more unique base to build from.

I also like how in this clip around the 33 second mark Richard Williams recommends mimicking how a person walks, in order to really get a feel of the body mechanics at work:

A great blog with some animated walk cycles: http://walk-cycle-depot.blogspot.jp/

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From Preston Blair’s Cartoon Animation book:

Endless reference has a few good walk cycle reference clips on youtube. Check out their channel.

How to walk in high heels:

How to walk with a cane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFMEmG6YKDI
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Charlie Chaplin walking:

Seven Dwarfs (around 2:00 mark)

Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks

A few student reference videos with a variety of walks:

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(It is in 15fps, definitely shoot your own material)

Class 01 – Week 11

Class 01 is done!

I’ve learnt a hell of a lot over the past 12 weeks, it’s really filled in a lot of tiny gaps in my understanding of animation and am looking forward to the jump in difficulty of Class 02.

Tim’s tips for anyone in/looking to do Class 01:
Simple is best. I think class 01 is all about fundamentals, learn to nail them before trying to wow the world.
– Use your peers. Get a peer buddy, join Facebook groups, use your Public Review space and comment on other’s work. The community has really helped me in many ways.
– Use reference material for the pose sketches. The point is to learn how the body acts in the specific states/emotions. Just doing a few sketches off the top of your isn’t really push you to learn new knowledge.

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Class 01 – Week 10

Task: Block an personality walk and pose Stu to convey exhaustion

The hardest thing about the personality walk was actually choosing one. I originally wanted something subtle and sassy, but decided to go for something more cartoony to contrast with last week’s vanilla walk.

Things learnt:

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