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A quick attempt at a smooth walking animation just for giggles.

I've (hopefully) added the source file properly so people can download it and pull apart the file to see how it's all put together:)

EDIT: Scrap that, it didn't work:( If anyone knows how to attach the .fla file, please let me know.
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:icontonydennison:
TonyDennison Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I think you would need to zip the file in order to add the .fla
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doboshin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome walk cycle!! Could you plz email me the .fla file at ztxter@gmail.com? Thanks
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ThatPuggy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lulz,I kinda look just like that,i wear a black beret,use glasses just like these(but white) and use these thingies that holds up the pants(cant remember the name :D)
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raksodsgn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
nice work, for legs, use flash bones tool?
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x-m4n Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you should upload .fla file to some server somthing like dropbox or rapidshare and link past to the description .. btw its nice loop but shoes looks bit unnatural ... they should squiz somhow when he walk ..you can try bone tool for that effect
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moistzombie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Cool character :-D I'm just learning to animate myself, look up Animators Survival Kit by Richard Williams, AMAZING resource for any level of animator. DVDs are tops, you find some snippets on YouTube, search fro Richard Williams walk cycle.

I think you've lost a sense of weight to your character, when you get to the "passing" position and step off the head naturally goes up. So basically do the opposite of what you've animated for the body and head as of now. Thing of a guy with massive guts and and gravity, steps down, guts wobble up, step up, guts wobble down.

Also with your arms, try messing with ease in/out in Flash, it's option there somewhere in tweening. This takes over where traditional animators put in more or less frames for spacing (not timing). Basically get the arms to hold for longer at the top of arcs and let it swing down gently to build up speed, that'll give him a more "cruisy" gait to his walk.

Working with perspective is important too. In this case, scale the right leg and arm to make it a bit smaller, real tiny bit, not heaps. Simply because they are a little further away than the left arm/leg.

Last thing I say is with the left leg, it bends further and from what I can tell travels just a little longer than right - but that might just be me :-D
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cronobreaker Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the advice dude. I'll look into going back and reworking him a bit when I get the time:)
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:iconmoistzombie:
moistzombie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   Digital Artist
No worries man! I'll send you a link for my stuff when I get something done :-D
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solowi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Your yetis are da coolest in da whole fricking DA! :la:
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:iconstrawberrypeel:
strawberrypeel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Hipster Yetis are the new Unicorns!
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MagneticSkye Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hipster yeti...?

LOVE IT <333
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dehuman Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
since flash animation already needs a different preview and swf file to play the animation, so a third file needs to be uploaded elsewhere and you can paste the link in the description as someone already mentioned. Great work btw :)
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Raimanojaku Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011   Digital Artist
you can use a file hoster (for e.g. file-upload.net) to upload your .fla to und just put the link in the description.
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Tjoepoe Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soo Cool!!! :iconhurrdurrplz:
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ZRandomAnimations Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is pretty good
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:iconjpaulo-7:
jpaulo-7 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Cool'
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:icongedatsu-kitteh:
gedatsu-kitteh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student General Artist
LAWL HIPSTER WAMPA!! <3
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:iconmistahpete:
MistahPete Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is really nice, I like it.
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:iconchrissie-zullo:
chrissie-zullo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
<3 <3 <3
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:iconthinkd:
thinkd Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you're always great!!!!
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szlapa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you can send me a fla file on mail please let me know ;) thanks !
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:iconcronobreaker:
cronobreaker Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, email me at cronobreak@gmail.com and I'll send it through:)
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dblackhand Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
JA!
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ivan-bliznak Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
awesome work! if you stare at it just a little longer, it'll start moonwalking :D
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razor-rabbit Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
You've got a good impact on the left leg when he steps, but its missing from the right. Makes it feel kinda loose. Otherwise, looks great.
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:iconcronobreaker:
cronobreaker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the pick up mate. I fixed it up a bit. It's still a bit clunky, but much better:)
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razor-rabbit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Sweet!
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Asmodeus01 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can upload the FLA when it's packed in a RAR :)
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micka-angelo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
AWWWWW YEEEAH HIPSTER YETI!
Hipster Yeti, you're my hero.
this is frikken sick man, so good.
also he beats any hipster beard there is
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Shabello Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Nice! Although if i can make one suggestion...

Adding a shadow would help him feel more grounded and less floaty :D
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:iconcronobreaker:
cronobreaker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah I added in a shadow and it really helps:)
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Ian-Summers Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome! What program do you use?

PS. I'm lovin his flat cap.
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:iconcronobreaker:
cronobreaker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It's done using both Illustrator and Flash CS4
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