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Animating a run cycle in Maya - Process breakdown

Updated: Apr 27

Hi all, Hope all of you are well!


I have been trying to animate a run cycle since two weeks now, what I realized that before starting anything it is very important to have a clear idea or plan of what the end product is going to look like.


So I did bit of a research and felt the mood , pace of the run cycle of Tom Cruise in this video seems perfect. I classify it as "running like the world is ending"


My reference:



I didn't have a plan for the run cycle but I referenced this image to get in my key poses in Maya.





First polish pass:




Thanks for reading.





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