[this article will be revisited everytime I have some updates as well as my Public Review on the Animation Mentor workspace so keep an eye on the following post.]
Since I pretty much do Walk cycles for a living, I got really excited when the Spline Doctors started a contest few weeks ago.
This should allow me to demonstrate my understanding on walks but also to add a bit of acting. Isn’t it what this challenge is about rather than just a 24 frames cycle?
Because I intend to have some facial animation and since the walk might be used for an article, I thought I would be better off using the Norman rig rather than Bishop or a self made one using abAutorig. Norman is also pretty generic and adapts very well to modifications so it is easy to make it look less…. “stock” ;-)
Out of the 4 choices, I chose the Period character from the Victorian era for the following reasons:
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A first teaser for Disney’s “Tangled” finally surfaced on the net.
I am really liking the painterly rendering. It reminds me a lot of “Monstre à Paris”.
After several nominations and winning Siggraph 2009 “Best in Short”, French short film “French roast” is attracting a lot of attention those days. “French Roast” was produced by Bibo Film, the very same company that created “A Monstre in Paris”.