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Offline Jicklus

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Help With A Horse Animation

on: May 21, 2018, 06:34:22 pm
I need a little help with this horse... the animation feels a little off, and I think it needs another frame or two but I just can't figure out where.

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Re: Help With A Horse Animation

Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 09:20:27 am
look at some videos of horses running, there's lots of good reference material for this one. It's best to think of the chest and rump areas as two circles moving in tandem though, there should be a bit more movement in those areas.

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Re: Help With A Horse Animation

Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 05:29:37 am
There is no lean forward with a head and shoulders. The horse almost looks like he's trying to slow down or keep his head back from running into something. He's definitely not running head-first into the wind.

You could try making both his head and neck longer. This will help the anatomy. Have you ever seen BoJack Horseman? He's got a huge neck and giant snout. Your horse has a micro head.

Also his back leg closest to the viewer looks like it is hurt as if it's trying not to touch the ground are put any weight on it as if it were a dog with a bum leg. That affects how he appears to run to the viewer. Try adding some up and down motion on the head and back. Currently, there is no sense of weight which leads to the appearance of a bum leg, exacerbated by the fact that the leg doesn't seem to bend either.

Hopefully this helps.
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