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calslater
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Please Critique My Dog Walk Cycle Oct. 9th, 2011 @ 06:58 PM Reply

I'm trying to animate my dog for my animation reel. It's nowhere near done, but I would like to animate it the best I can.

http://alphonsetmb.deviantart.com/art/Do bby-the-Dog-Walk-Cycle-262197717

I'm pretty happy with the front legs, but the back legs look funny. Not sure why though. I'm sure there are a hundred other things I'm missing, so I need a couple more eyes to spot mistakes.

Any critique is welcome, as long as it's constructive and helpful.

Thanks!

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Response to Please Critique My Dog Walk Cycle Oct. 9th, 2011 @ 10:59 PM Reply

The front legs move a little fast in the final position (the one where it goes up underneath the head)
For the back legs, only problem I see is that they seem to stretch too far when taking a step.
That's just me though.
other then that, it looks good.


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Response to Please Critique My Dog Walk Cycle Oct. 10th, 2011 @ 06:18 AM Reply

The dog lifts its body only when he steps with his right back leg, so it looks like it's injured. Try to lift the back of its body every step. It will look pretty decent I think.


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Response to Please Critique My Dog Walk Cycle Oct. 12th, 2011 @ 05:22 AM Reply

It looks odd because of the way you make the dogs back feet point backwards when he brings them forward.

The dogs hind toes should be pointing forward at all times during the walk cycle. Dogs stand on their toes and have long hind feet so their heel is quite far off the ground and their ankle is kinda like a 2nd leg joint that goes the other way.

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Response to Please Critique My Dog Walk Cycle Oct. 14th, 2011 @ 08:05 PM Reply

The dog seemed to float a bit with the lifting of the back legs. Furthermore they didn't particularly land evenly whilst walking along (some steps were lower than others).

That being said, it's a great effort. Dogs are actually quite difficult to animate, and you've created a very well animated sort of strut.


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