How to animate a Basic Walk Cycle

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  • Mentor: Jonathan Symmonds
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Course time: 2 Hours
  • Software: Maya
  • Project files: Not included
  • Course Cost: FREE
Course overview
In this animation tutorial i will show you how to animate a basic walk cycle in 1 hour. The purpose of this course is to teach you the basic walk cycle and in part 02 of the course, you will learn how to add "character" to your cycle. Animating in Maya is daunting for any new animator. I try to simplify the task of animating a walk cycle so that you focus on the main parts of the cycle itself before moving forward.

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About this course

In the course you will learn the necessary steps and tricks to animate a simple walk cycle. In part 01 we will go over all the techniques and steps needed to complete the 32 frame cycle. In part 02 you will learn how to animate character on top of your basic walk cycle.

Course Information

  • Course Duration: +-2 Hours
  • This course can be taken at any time
  • Category: Animation
  • FREE
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Software required: Autodesk Maya 2019+
  • Instructor: Jonathan Symmonds

What will I learn?

  • Learn how to animate a standard walk
  • Learn how to prepare your character for animation layers
  • Learn different types of animated walks
  • Better your understanding weight and timing
  • Better your skills in general
  • No prerequisites required
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  • Age: 39
  • 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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