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Digital Animation Fall 2017-Period 2

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Instructor
Dan Doggett
Department
Practical Arts

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Due:

Walk Cycle

Part 1 - using the Walk Cycle 1 document from the common drive, explore the movement of a character that has arms and legs.

Explore these example animations and then create a walk cycle for your character.

Use this website showing the positions of the walk cycle as a guide to creating your walk cycle.

The walk animation should exist in the Internal Timeline of the char symbol. The contact, plant, pass, and stride positions should be clearly defined as keyframes. The cycle needs to include two steps so that it ends in the same position as it started.

You may use the bone tool in this assignment, but it is not required

Use the thin green lines in scene 1 as a reference to the position of the character. The head should stay between the vertical lines and the feet should "walk" on the horizontal line.

Due:

Walk Cycle

  • Part 2 - extend the Walk Cycle 1 document from Part 1 so that it has a second character symbol in the library that is a walk cycle going the other direction
  • Part 3 - extend the Walk Cycle 1 document from Part 2 to add a third character symbol containing the following transitions:
    •  facing front to facing right
    • facing right to contact (contact must match exactly the contact position from part 1)
    • contact to facing right
    • facing right to facing front
    • facing front to facing left
    • facing left to contact (contact must match exactly the contact position from part 2)
    • contact to facing left
    • facing left to facing front
  • Part 4 - Create the following sequence in scene 1 of your Walk Cycle 1 document. Your character should remain in the center of the screen the entire time. All walk sequences should start with a first step transition and end with a last step transition:
    • Start with the character facing front in the center of the stage.
    • Turn left, and then walk left for 10 seconds. Stand still for 2 seconds while facing left.
    • Walk left for 5 more seconds and stop.
    • Turn to the right and walk right for 10 seconds.
    • Stop, while facing right, for 2 seconds. Turn to the left and wait 1 second.
    • Turn to center.