Animate an Elephant Walk Cycle

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  • Mentor: Jonathan Symmonds
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Course time: 4 hours
  • Software: Autodesk Maya
  • Project files: Included
  • Course Cost: $49 USD
Course overview
Have you ever wanted to learn how to animate an Elephant 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 an Elephant WALK 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 and specialist in quadruped animation. We will start the course by researching the walk cycle and get familiar with the rig, then block out the basic 70 frame cycle. A walk cycle of an elephant is very different from other quadrupeds. We will take reference from footage online and match the pace and timing. Once you have completed your course you will have your very own quadruped Elephant walk cycle for your demo reels!

Course Information

  • Course Duration: 4 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 elegant Elephant walking
  • 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 how to animate on animation layers
  • 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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