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    Source for a walkcycle or other animations???

    I once saw some video stuff for animators like videos of humans walking or horses running as a study source for animators...

    Does anyone know a site or company who provides stuff like that?


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    http://www.10secondclub.org/ is a great resource.
    I know I've seen that advertised on there before.

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    If you're willing to spend a little bit o money, the Muybridge books are wonderful.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/048...lance&n=283155

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    the 10 Second Club advertises those DVD's on their site.

    I have a few of those DVD's and honestly they're not that good. The reference material is great, and you can view it from different angles, but it doesn't allow you to go frame-by-frame, slo-mo, and you can't scrub the timeline. Really, what's the point then?

    For a walk cycle, you could just film yourself with a digital camera. quicktime allows frame-by-frame and timeline scrub.

    Here's some good Muybridge photos of walks for humans and horses.
    http://www.temple.edu/photo/photogra...ge/photos.html

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    Awesome. Thank you for the link, Parker. I remember seeing this a while back. Wish they had all the images from the books on the web. *sigh* Good starting point though.

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    Not to be the wise guy here.... but just remember that copying from life
    (rotoscopy) takes most of the 'life' out of the animation.
    www.tomvandewouwer.com

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    drawing, and ugly, and nothing else." JAD Ingres, Ecrits sur l'art
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    High 5 art addict !

    I only use footage reference when we need to have realistic TIMING (so only the timing of the footsteps on a jog, etc). Always work pose to pose etc etc blah blah if you want to learn and put life in your character waffleblah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art_Addict
    Not to be the wise guy here.... but just remember that copying from life
    (rotoscopy) takes most of the 'life' out of the animation.
    life photo studies are great for deconstructing the various paces of animals, and seeing the weight distributions of people & animals in various strides. not to be copied, but learned from.

    a google image search on "Eadweard Muybridge" turned up a lot of his sequential stills. probably some repetitions, and they're scattered, but should be useful nonetheless. rotoscoping Muybridge's stuff would be pretty useless, as he often doesn't have enough frames for smooth action, and you'd have to do all the 'tweens anyway.
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