Eric W. Schwartz

Walk Cycle

An animation drawn «live» for my seminar on 2D animation given at AmiJAM '93 in Calgary, Canada. The character, who looks a lot like one of those Animation book example figures, walks in an exaggerated example. Of note is how the other parts of the character relate to the feet; the arms swing opposite the action of the feet, and the body bobs up and down with the rest of the parts following suit. Good walk cycles are very hard to do, mainly because any mistake is seen again and again as the cycle repeats.

© Walter Randelshofer. All rights reserved. Animations used under permission.