Run cycle

Learn how to create a flawless run cycle with these essential tips and tricks. Improve your animation skills and bring your characters to life with realistic and captivating running movements.
Jump Reference, Animation Principles, Animation Walk Cycle, Jump Animation, Circle Animation, Stickman Animation, Running Pose, Walking Animation, Walk Cycle

Run Cycle Scans and Sketches

I wanted to look back at my animation books for reference of how to create a run and walk cycle. I have been looking in The Illusion of Life, The Animator’s Survival Guide and Timing for Animation mostly as they are the clearest about the positions. I realise that these images are for traditional animation and that in Maya it is necessary to not make the poses as extreme as they will either break the rig or not look natural and this will ruin the suspension of disbelief in the characters. f…

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Eric Royal