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Any tutorials on walking animation for Dinosaurs?
Posted: 07 December 2012 08:26 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi everyone I am really struggling to get my Dinosaur to walk in the correct way I’ve tried so much but I’m litterally at my wits end with it now.
Has anybody got any tutorials on how to do a walking animation? I’m using the Cryolophosaurus model from DinoRaul and I’m using daz studio 4 pro.

Chears, Ian.

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Posted: 07 December 2012 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Find a video of an animal walking.  You will notice that the right rear and left front work together and that the right front and left rear work together.  That is how I got going on my milcat walk cycle.

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Posted: 07 December 2012 10:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Chears I’ll give this ago, do you also know of any tutorials of an animal walk cycle as that would help alot.

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Posted: 07 December 2012 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I am sorry, but I know of no tuts.  When I started my milcat walk project I was in the same position.  Use basic animation principles and realize that if you make a mistake, that you can delete the keyframe.  I would work on one set of two legs at a time.  Right front and left rear for example.  You can add the head and neck and tail movements after you have gotten the leg movements down.  Here is a link to a slow motion of a horse walking on youtube.  This should help a little bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC6kj0sqEjs&playnext=1&list=PLFD8F40F93378FFC3&feature=results_video

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Posted: 07 December 2012 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks for the link I’ll take a look at it.
That’s a shame you’d a thought there would of been wouldn’t you. I’ve noticed the Dinosaur joints are abit more complex to more than small animals do you know anyone who has done a dino animation at all or not?

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Posted: 07 December 2012 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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A search at youtube turns up these animations of dinosaurs walking.  There may be some good information here and a tut or two.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dinosaur+walking+animation&oq=dinosaur+walking+animation&gs_l=youtube-reduced.3..0.881195.886033.0.886871.26.14.0.12.12.0.214.1968.4j9j1.14.0…0.0…1ac.1.fJnp28490kM

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Posted: 07 December 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’ll take a look thanks for the help

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Posted: 10 December 2012 06:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hi I’ve been trying on this walk cycle and still having trouble, I’ve been using each leg 1sec a frame as each large Dino would take that lengh of time to place it’s foot on the ground.
I have actually seen an aniblock pack that has walking and running for a dragon 2 legs and 4 legs animation, do you recon that would work for a Dinosaur model?

Chears, Ian.

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Posted: 10 December 2012 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I love aniblocks!  They would probably work depending on how close the dinosaur bones are to the dragon’s bones.

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Posted: 10 December 2012 10:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Right I’ll give that ago then.
I have some good news I’ve mastered 1 step of the walk animation but for some strange reason when I start to move the 2nd leg and animate and replay it both legs seem to move at the same time at not when they are supose to. How did you do it on your cat animation without this issue?

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Posted: 10 December 2012 11:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Without a movie or at least some screen shots of your setup, I cannot begin to guess what the problem might be.

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Posted: 11 December 2012 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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for some reason it won’t let my post a video clip it keeps sticking on the load section any chance you can send me your email address through a PM and I send it you that way be alot easier 4 me, chears.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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You are having a problem because you are trying to do keyframe animation on the ANIBLOCK TIMELINE.  You need to bring up your DAZStudio animation timeline and do your keyframing there.  The aniblock timeline is only for working on the aniblocks.

 

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Posted: 13 December 2012 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Chears, I’ve replied to your email you sent me smile is this timeline where you can create your own aniblocks too as well as just doing animation?

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Posted: 13 December 2012 07:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Here’s a old one I did using DS to set up animation and rendered in Carrara - link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkTlOUitVhY&feature=share&list=UUSDQPl5q0QoWh0fIj9dXMpg

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Posted: 13 December 2012 09:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Yes you can make an aniblock out of the daz timeline animation.

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