with all the new animation tools, could stuff like this be done in blender?
is this some kind of fancy shape blending or is there more to it?
im itching to go try stuff out like this but i dont were to start for advanced muscle deformations etc.
I’m sure it can be done. Have you seen Elephants Dream? There’s some very advanced stuff in that. I’m still on the basics but I’m sure a properly rigged character with weight painting and RVKs could move like that.
This is a very simple animation and yes for sure you can achieve such a result and much better with Blender. You may start with this rig sample and adapt it to another model if desired : http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=63614