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Animation tutorial - walk cycle part 1

Animation tutorial - walk cycle part 1
Most sane people have a fear of animating walk cycles. Many events are happening at the same time, and it can seem overwhelming. A single mistake on your first drawing can wreck the rest of the scene. However, the process can be broken down into a series of steps which can go some distance in simplifying the process. A walk cycle can be described by four distinct poses: CONTACT, RECOIL, PASSING and HIGH-POINT.

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