Run Cycle: Blocking (1/3)
Maya: Animation Fundamentals
We’ll stress the importance of finding reference footage outside of a 2d run guide and cover a few cool tricks in Maya, specifically using the grease pencil and motion trails too. We’ll look at mirroring poses both manual and scripted.
Copying poses from an existing cycle isn’t really animating but it’s helpful in the early stage of cycle and pros will follow these reference guides to save time too. This page builds on the previous pages putting principles into practice without using the graph editor just yet.
Parts two and three of this series will use the graph editor and take the average cycle from this class and polish it into a high quality cycle. Be sure to see those pages as this is a 3 part class.
Running Time: 48 mins
Software: Maya 2016
Instructor: Andrew Silke
1.2 – Image Reference (1:45 mins)
1.3 – Video Reference (2:32 mins)
1.4 – Zanzi (49 sec)
1.5 – Rig Settings (2:59 mins)
2.2 – Pose Symmetry Tool (2:04 mins)
2.3 – Mirror Pose Manual (3:21 mins)
4.2 – Mid Breakdowns Repeat (1:39 mins)
6.2 – Tweaks Right (1:03 mins)
6.3 – Front tweaks (4:49 mins)
7.2 – Inbetweens Right (2:36 mins)
7.3 – Looking Forward (1:18 mins)