Introduction to Maya Animation: Walk Cycle

Create convincing walk cycles and easily learn time-saving animation techniques in Maya. Please note that the project files provided with this training kit require Maya 7 to be opened. Software required: Maya 4.0 and higher (project files require Maya 7).
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 21, 2006
Duration
2h 29m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 21, 2006
Duration
2h 29m
Description

Create convincing walk cycles and easily learn time-saving animation techniques in Maya. Contains over 2.5 hours of project-based training. Perfect for beginner to intermediate users. Popular highlights include: Walk Cycle Diagram; Layering Body Mechanics; Follow Through and Weight; MEL Scripting for Animators; Transforming Male Walk into Female Walk; Translating Walk Cycle Forward; Keying in Channel Box; Graph Editor; Insert Key Tool; Breaking Tangents to Create the Illusion of Weight; Editing Tangents for Seamless Cycling; Cycling with Pre and Post Infinity; Please note that the project files provided with this training kit require Maya 7 to be opened. If you do not have Maya 7, you can create your own character rig with the help of our Character Setup in Maya training kit. Software required: Maya 4.0 and higher (project files require Maya 7).

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Welcome to the my animation walk cycle training kit. The series of lessons that we have in this training kid are gonna teach you more than just a walk cycle. We're gonna teach you some Mel scripting for animators were going to teach you how to add Follow through and wait to your characters were also going to teach you what to look for. A SZ faras dissecting a walk cycle. Then we have some bonus lessons set aside to translating your character in your work space as well as how to convert this male walk cycle into a female lock cycle. We have a lot of great information for you in this training kit. You'll have to watch it a couple times to get all of it absorbed. Without any further ado, Let's get our environment set up for animating.