Animate a Dog Run Cycle

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  • Mentor: Jonathan Symmonds
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Course time: 3 hours 45 min
  • Software: Autodesk Maya
  • Project files: Included
  • Course Cost: $49 USD
Course overview
Have you ever wanted to learn how to animate a dog run cycle? This course will take you through all the fundamentals you need to know to accomplish the infamous challenge of animating a quadruped run cycle.

Jonathan Symmonds, your instructor, will teach you all the tips and tricks you need to know. By the end of the course you will have your own run cycle to show!
How to animate a dog run cycle

About this course

Animating a quadruped is no easy task for a young aspiring animator. However in this course you will learn how to animate from a professional an specialist in quadruped animation. We will start the course by researching the run cycle and get familiar with the rig, then block out the basic 19 frame cycle. A run cycle is completely different to walk cycle in that the feet positions are randomly spaced out. We will take the average run cycle reference and animate to that. Once you have completed your course you will have your very own quadruped run cycle for your demo reels!

Course Information

  • Course Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
  • This course can be taken at any time
  • Category: Animation
  • 49 USD
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Software required: Autodesk Maya 2019+
  • Instructor: Jonathan Symmonds

What will I learn?

  • Learn how to animate a dog at full sprint
  • Learn secrets to working with similar curves
  • Learn how to animate using a simple workflow
  • Better your understanding of anatomy and locomotion
  • Submit your work for review amongst peers
  • No prerequisites required
  • Learn from the best instructors
  • Spice up your demo-reel
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Take your skills to the next level!

Course Lessons

  • Age: 37
  • Speciality: Animation
  • Experience: 20+ years
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Meet your instructor

Jonathan Symmonds

Jonathan Symmonds has worked for over 18 years as a senior animator having worked on titles such as James Cameron's "Avatar," "Prince of Persia," "Dark Tide," "Knerten," "Trollhunter," to name but a few. He is more famously recognized as the 'Lead Animator' on the "Game of Thrones."

He has extensive knowledge of creature animation and is one of the co-founders of Sophoria Academy. He was nominated 3 times for a VES Society Award and has even done his own TED Talk.

Join him as he takes you through this fantastic course and learn some insider knowledge from one of the greatest animators around!

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