Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Character Walks Webinar Escape Studios 5 June

"Monty" character walks
I'll be hosting a free webinar on character walks at Escape Studios at 6pm on Tuesday June 5th.

The event is completely free, and there will be plenty of time to take questions during the demonstration.

Character walks are one of the most important parts of the animator's toolkit, and I will be showing how you can take a basic walk cycle and, with just a few tweaks, completely change the character's mood and personality.

Starting with a basic walk cycle, we can make a character happy, sad, angry or scared with just a few clicks. It's a great technique that breaks down apparently complex outcomes into simple, basic steps that any animator can master.

To do the exercise, we'll be using the marvellous Monty rig by Raveen Rajadorai.  You can download the rig here for free from HighEnd3D.com.  Monty has no arms, which makes the process of making the walk cycle, and adapting it, much simpler.

You might think that you can't get that much character and personality out of a simple rig like Monty - but you can.  During the demonstration I'll show you how to make Monty happy, sad, angry, masculine, feminine - and even turn him into a goose-stepping soldier. All with just a few clicks.

So, to get the most out of the webinar, animate a basic walk cycle with Monty, and I'll explain how to make simple changes that will give him character and personality.

To sign up, follow this link


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