For my negotiated project i am going to go through the process of making a 3d wolf. Playing around and getting used the the different aspects without actually completing them. Just to get an idea of the time and effort needed.
Ill be looking into rigging a 4 legged creature as well as animating it.
I made an important discovery today about the runcycles of dogs as opposed to runcycles of horses.
Horses jump with their front feet and lands with the back ones first.
(in mid air their legs are gathered and body leaning forward then backwards before landing)
Dogs (and cats) jump with their back feet and land with their front ones.
(in mid air their legs are stretched and body leaning backwards then forwards)
Maybe this is common knowledge, i dont know, but i thought it was interesting.
Here is a little test i did on a premade dog-rig: