Sunday, February 03, 2008

Strut Walk Cycle





I wanted to play with this more before publishing, but it's been too long between posts so here he is. The strut is based on the example in the Preston Blair book.

10 comments:

Sally said...

That looks GREAT! Which Preston Blair book is that? I remember a strut in the basic book, but it looked nothing like this! YAY HOORAY! Looks like vaudeville.

Namowal said...

Thanks, Sally!
It's based on the strut in the basic book, but I took some liberties because the bird had different proportions than the strutter in the book.

Sally said...

It has a different rhythm too which makes it seem unique. I really like the way you're focusing on walks, to give character to walks. You're tackling the hardest thing in character animation! (in my opinion)

Namowal said...

Thanks again, Sally. I agree that walks are tough. I'd say it takes me twice as long to do a walk cycle as opposed to a lip sync or something flopping around.

Sally said...

Yeah really the only thing much harder is dance but this walk is like a dance with the timing that's so fluid.

Linda said...

And his wings are so perfect, too! (How a guy who would walk like that would hold his hands and fingers.)

Very exciting.
At first I thought: James Brown after his eggs hatched?

Namowal said...

Believe it or not, my dad (who knows nothing of J.B. and his brood), suggested I add a clip of "I feel good" for the soundtrack!
I didn't for several reasons (including issues with copyright, file size, timing, etc..)

walterworld said...

He looks like he doesn't have a care in the world!

Nice work---

Linda said...

Your dad is something else.

Namowal said...

Thanks, Walterworld.
Linda, do you suppose J.B. is using his supersquab powers to channel my dad? ;)