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Feb 1, 2013 @ 6:14am
Walking tutorial?
I'm looking for a tutorial which describes how to make own walking animations. I don't like the run sequences that one can import. They're good when the character is running but not when walking. I can't find any tutorials on youtube or google.
Can someone help me?
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Pte Jack Feb 1, 2013 @ 6:59am 
This Google search provides links to picture references of creating walk sequences and gives you a basic idea of how you're going to have to pose by pose the positioning of your character to create the animation.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=walking+animation+tutorial&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=2dYLUfLuKIXyigKuiYDoBg&sqi=2&ved=0CDQQsAQ&biw=1529&bih=828

Then its a matter of going through and creating the pose by pose and piecing it together into an animation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEz7TslI-fs

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gk0K_wwCdI

Make sure you export the animation into a .dmx file when you're done so you can use it again and again.
Last edited by Pte Jack; Feb 1, 2013 @ 7:04am
Feb 1, 2013 @ 7:51am 
Originally posted by Pte Jack:
This Google search provides links to picture references of creating walk sequences and gives you a basic idea of how you're going to have to pose by pose the positioning of your character to create the animation.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=walking+animation+tutorial&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=2dYLUfLuKIXyigKuiYDoBg&sqi=2&ved=0CDQQsAQ&biw=1529&bih=828

Then its a matter of going through and creating the pose by pose and piecing it together into an animation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEz7TslI-fs

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gk0K_wwCdI

Make sure you export the animation into a .dmx file when you're done so you can use it again and again.

I have seen these videos many times while searching but they doesn't describe the walking part. And as I said: I can't figure it out myself, or... I didn't say that but I should have done it.
PalmliX Feb 1, 2013 @ 8:48am 
This is picture is all you need: http://cyberdog.wikispaces.com/file/view/WalkCycle_Side.jpg/30505746/WalkCycle_Side.jpg

Make each pose about 3 frames apart or so, then reverse it for the other side of the body.
Feb 1, 2013 @ 9:00am 
Thanks! I'll try.
R234 Feb 1, 2013 @ 11:18am 
Also, if you're like me and are not much of an animator, you can use a L4D2 or HL2 character's walking animation, and transfer it to your TF2 character with an animation surrogate technique. Works wonders ;)

http://steamcommunity.com/app/1840/discussions/0/864957182993216887/
Feb 1, 2013 @ 1:54pm 
Originally posted by R234:
Also, if you're like me and are not much of an animator, you can use a L4D2 or HL2 character's walking animation, and transfer it to your TF2 character with an animation surrogate technique. Works wonders ;)

http://steamcommunity.com/app/1840/discussions/0/864957182993216887/
Thanks for your tip too!
Pte Jack Feb 1, 2013 @ 11:08pm 
AHugoH, this is a video on how R234 instructions work

http://youtu.be/6W2PamTlSYQ
Feb 2, 2013 @ 8:54am 
I'll watch it later, thanks.
Originally posted by PalmliX:
This is picture is all you need: http://cyberdog.wikispaces.com/file/view/WalkCycle_Side.jpg/30505746/WalkCycle_Side.jpg

Make each pose about 3 frames apart or so, then reverse it for the other side of the body.
forgive me for this horrid necro, but how does one reverse an animation for the other side of the body? i'm trying to make my own walking animation, but i worry that is i make the opposite step from scratch it would look uneven and bad, could you help?
Anyone?
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Date Posted: Feb 1, 2013 @ 6:14am
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