here is a run cycle for the sequel to my animated short “The Bridge.” Any critiques?
looks good to me.
I think the motion is good, but there needs to be more overall body movement and more of a bobbing movement in the upper body.
Arms and leg movement looks good. What’s missing is the torso rotation. As leg push off, hip rotates a little to add power. Upper body counter rotate to keep the body study. The twisting of body affect head movement. Look at this video:
Couple other comments in addition to those raised above…
- The legs do not reach forward, which would suggest a very slow and heavy run. As Animaniac888 has already pointed out, there is no y trans on the hips to support this idea.
- The gun has no weight whatsoever. It should be contributing to the drag and overlap on the arms.
- There is no drag or overlap on the arms.
Another couple of references, showing keys from standard texts. http://tritchiefinalproject.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html
Thank you everyone for the feedback. The references have been very helpful.
So far it still needs a lot of work; check this handy page.
dial up the hip movement, especially the up and down. Also, have the hips higher in general.
Rotate the torso more.
OK, here is a second go at the run cycle taking everyone’s feedback into account.