ITP Notebook

Stop Motion: Walking Study

November 03, 2020

Animation

For my stop motion GIFs I wanted to animate a character walking. Using two action figures I had lying around, I first attempted to free-hand the motion. The results were quite zombie-like.

Walking across

Walking across

I then looked up character animation techniques and modeled the characters more carefully based on the keyframes in the reference I found. The result was much a much more natural gait.

walking

walking

This was an informative exercise in learning how the body moves and I look forward to trying out more kinds of movement!