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[CC] Run Animation

on: March 12, 2020, 12:08:29 pm
I created run animation for my character based on 8 frame run cycle that I found in google images.


Arms might be too big compared to idle, does it look alright?

Also i feel like there's something wrong with his legs, seems like only front leg is in light source.
How can I improve it so that back leg is more readable?

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Re: [CC] Run Animation

Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 04:54:03 pm
I'm just curious. Did you use a particular reference or tutorial as a basis for your run animation frames?

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Re: [CC] Run Animation

Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 07:58:06 am
I'm just curious. Did you use a particular reference or tutorial as a basis for your run animation frames?
https://pinterest.com/pin/351773420889732210/

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Re: [CC] Run Animation

Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 03:07:13 pm
Ha! Yes, I thought recognised that tutorial from the way your animation behaved. I'm usually a big fan of Slynyrd but this sequence, in particular, seems to create animations with a kind of unnatural flicking motion and oddly tentative feet that don't really leave the ground much. Maybe it's just me, but I just don't get on with the way the legs move.

I would suggest remaking it based on a different cycle. I've had success using the Animator's Survival Kit. The relevant page is reproduced here:

http://www.angryanimator.com/word/2018/03/20/preston-blair-deciphered/

or find another one you like. Searching Google Images for "run cycle animation" or "walk cycle animation" should yield many examples.

Make sure that when feet are in contact with the ground, they always move the same number of pixels back per frame.

But basically I think basing your animation on a different cycle should fix your issues.