[Class] – Week 3 – Reference Video Walk and Stop

Avatar Animator | July 22, 2020

We’re up to week 3 and the assignment is to first create a reference video of us walking, then coming to a stop. Naturally, my first instinct was to do something to challenge myself — but to put the brakes on doing extra — our instructor advised us to submit a version for him to approve first. So, of course, my two options for the assignment were recommended to be toned down and simpler.

I have no problem with that. I had video of myself walking, tossing a ball up and down, stopping to pick up another ball. Also another tossing a ball and then catching it in my hat.

Both were asked to make simpler so I am. I like my instructor. He’s a good man and a very talented animator. As far as I am concerned, he’s my ‘Yoda’ so if I intend to be a Animator Jedi Master, I’m prepared to do what I’m supposed to do.

At least for class.

On the side, I am still animating one of those reference videos for myself. I’ll post those later.

My day-to-day walk cycles are looking good. It’s all coming into place.

The goal is move further and further away from being the old animator I was.


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