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Nuria Aizpuru
Linking leg activity to body movement
on Nov 27, 2013 at 7:42:48 pm

Hi!
I´m animating a cat, he´s gonna walk and stop repeatedly and to simplified thing I would like to somehow link the legs animation to the position of the body, so the legs move as long a the body is changing position, and they stop when the body is not...
how can i make this happen?
thanks!!


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Ridley Walker
Re: Linking leg activity to body movement
on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:24:20 pm

You may want to investigate puppets using IK. There is a useful and free script available here:

http://duduf.net/?page_id=151

You'll find some rudimentary training there as well.


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Erik Waluska
Re: Linking leg activity to body movement
on Nov 28, 2013 at 7:40:45 pm

In character animation this is called a "walk cycle", if you search the interwebs for "after effects walk cycle" you'll find tons of tutorials and info about how to do it. Here's a particularly good series of tutorials on 2D character animation that might help.

2D Character Animation in After Effects

Erik Waluska
EAWmedia


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