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Introduction to Animating Progressive Run and Treadmill Run Cycle with Michael Cedeno

Introduction to Animating Progressive Run and Treadmill Run Cycle
Study the Walk and Run Cycles in Animation Explore how to animate a progressive run and a basic run cycle

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Michael Cedeno
Entertainment Arts
Animation, Design, Sketching
Colored Pencil, Pencil
3h 33m 38s

In this lesson, instructor Michael Cedeno will teach you how to animate a basic progressive run, running across the page. You will discover how the centerline of a character shifts during a run. Next, Michael will show you how to apply the same principles of the progressive run to the treadmill run.

This lesson belongs to the course Walk and Run Cycles in Animation. In this 5-week course, Michael Cedeno and Kathleen Quaife-Hodge will take you through a super informative journey on how to animate walk and run cycles. Kathleen will introduce you to the treadmill walk and the basic progressive walk. Then, Michael will show you how to take these walks to another level by adding character and attitude. You will also explore the dynamics of animating the basic progressive run and the treadmill run. After this course, you will gain greater confidence in creating animations that walk or run off your page.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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