Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Monke see, monkey do

I tried to animate a monkey walk cycle.
This was pretty forward and similar to a human walk except for a few things.

1. Monkeys walk with their hands AND feet. They balance their weight between the leg and the arm that is touching the ground.

2. Monkeys lean forward quite a bit to get the weight divided between legs and arms.

3. A lot of shoulder movement when leaning on the arms.

Here is my very simple monkey walk:

Mine does`nt actually look like he is leaning on his hands. They`re too long!!
Gorillas usually have relatively straight arms (the one their leaning on) while walking. For this one to be doing that, he would be standing straight, and NOT look like a gorilla. But he isnt anyway, he is a chimp.
We are going for a gorilla look animationwise so that willl need more researh into how they move. I think disneys Tarzan would be great to watch. tonight.


I tried to fix the animation a bit. Adden some upper torso rotation and set the movement a the hands a bit off from before ( to make the hands touch the ground sooner).#

It looks a bit better, though a lot of improvement could be done.
I am going to look at gorillas now and how they run.

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