Thursday, 22 March 2012

Animated Myopic man walkcycle

Using the normal walkcycle as a base, I've added the myopic or blind behavior onto my walkcycle man. Since he appears blind or particially blind, I thought it would be a good idea to use a walking stick to see how this would work. Changing the positions of the walking stick ( moving left and right) whilst walking was quite challenging to make, I've also added some emphasis on the stick's landing by adding a few lines as it hits the ground.

1 comment :

  1. Joey, It looks like youve understood the mechanics of a normal walk. Thats good, but adding a stick in his hand is nto enough to convert it into a myopic walk :)
    I was hoping you would take the opportunity to play with the timing... maybe he walks slower in parts when hes doubtful about whats ahead of him. Maybe he pauses and uses his other hand to feel around. And mind you, he is not blind but myopic, so maybe he needs to thrust his head forward a little to try and see as much as possible. All this would add character to his walk, and thats what we are playing with... how to convey character through movement. Hope this helps.