Animate a Dog Walk Cycle

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  • Mentor: Jonathan Symmonds
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Course time: 3 hours 05 min
  • Software: Autodesk Maya
  • Project files: Included
  • Course Cost: $49 USD
Course overview
Have you ever wanted to learn how to animate a dog walk cycle? This course will take you through all the fundamentals you need to know to accomplish the infamous challenge of animating a quadruped walk 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 walk cycle to show!
How to animate a dog Walk cycle

About this course

Learning how to animate a quadruped character, such as a dog or cat is no easy task for a young animator. Even senior animators get it wrong sometimes. The trick is to pay attention to the reference you are using. Look for negative shapes in the reference and never deviate. Photo-realistic animation of a quadruped is something each animator strives to achieve, join Jonathan Symmonds - a quadruped creature animation specialist as he takes you on a journey exploring all the essentials needed to achieve a realistic walk cycle animation in maya. By the end of the course you will have an in-depth knowledge of the locomotion and characteristics needed to pull off your own realistic walk cycle for your demo-reels!

Course Information

  • Course Duration: 3 hours 05 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 walking at a standard pace
  • 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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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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