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Quadruped Run Cycle in Maya

In this course, we will be animating a quadruped run cycle for a video game from scratch. we will start by setting up the reference plane for the in-game speec, followed by blocking all the main poses with appealing shapes that can be read from any angle of view. From there, we will start to work with the timing to make those poses fit on the correct frames, and progressivelt we will add in-betweens as we continue to adjust the timing. It is going to be a progressive refining process, and we will be moving around a lot between the animation controllers as we refine the motion. We will also work with some variation in speed, dynamic arcs, follow through, and how to correct address the feeling of weight for the character. During this final polish stages, we will begin working on the core of the body, and edit that as wel begin to edit and tweak the motion of the secondary elements. by the end, we will be covering a quick trick to make the animation look more organic by using animation layers on certain parts of the character.

Chapter 1 - Intro
00:44
Chapter 2 - Scene Setup
04:38
Chapter 3 - Creating Key Poses
07:59
Chapter 4 - Creating Breakdown Poses
11:56
Chapter 5 - Timing
17:00
Chapter 6 - Adding Overlap
17:23
Chapter 7 - Refinig the Legs
19:40
Chapter 8 - Secondary Tail Motion
09:26
Chapter 9 - Secondary Ear Motion
11:39
Chapter 10 - Secondary Motion Extras
08:39
Chapter 11 - Polish Pass
19:21
Chapter 12 - Animation Layers
11:51

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