Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Quadruped Locomotion Explained - and Some Fun With Rusty...

Rusty explains Quadruped Locomotion
How do quadrupeds walk? On four legs? Or on two? We decided to seek a little assistance from Rusty, the official mascot of Bucks New University,  to help us figure it all out. Animation course leader Alex Williams got Rusty to demonstrate how real deer walk, trot and run. Sort of.

Watch this short video to really understand the complexities of animal locomotion.  Or not.

Anyway, it's only three minutes long, so you won't waste much of your life, and you get to see Alex making a fool of himself - always worth watching.

Rusty shows how it's done

Rusty, by the way, was played by with great gusto our very own 2nd year animator Kalim Momen. You can read all about his experience here.

For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days,  take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK. Find out why we're giving free laptops to all our students, and why we give all our students free access to videos at Also, see what financial assistance might be available to you. Learn which is better for animation, a PC or a Mac? Get hold of a copy of a map so you can find your way around campus, and learn about motion capture at Bucks.   

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