Animate an Ox Walk Cycle

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  • Mentor: Jonathan Symmonds
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Course time: 2+ hours
  • Software: Maya
  • Project files: Included
  • Course Cost: $49 USD
Course overview
Lets learn how to animate a heavy quadruped character such as an ox or Bison. This course will teach you how to properly focus on the weight of the character and how to distribute it!

Discover some mind-blowing tricks and gain a deeper understanding of how the anatomy of the Ox dictated its movement limitations. Don't forget to explore the Dinosaur courses too!
How to animate aN OX walk cycle

About this course

Most animators want to learn how to animate a quadruped. Understanding the locomotion and mechanics of a walk cycle is a great skill to have. Instructor Jonathan Symmonds will guide you through the stages of the cycle, from scene setup to final polish. By the end of the course, you will have a realistic quadruped Ox walk cycle ready to use in your demo reels.

Course Information

  • Course Duration: 2+ hours
  • 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 an Ox walk cycle
  • 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
  • Use the Cache as reference for your walk cycle
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  • Age: 40
  • Speciality: Animation
  • Experience: 20+ years
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Meet your mentor

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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