Robot Character Animation 2

By March 10, 2015 May 11th, 2016 Computer Arts Practice

I increased the tempo of the robot’s walk cycle and it already looks better. That, along with the swinging arms and bouncy antenna gives a great “care free” personality to the robot.

As the robot approaches the button I’ve made him pause but his leg and body continue to move for a while. I wanted that comedic ‘leg in the air’ pause as he sees the button for the first time.

The tempo increase enhances both the first walk as well as the second walk up to the button. I added some body bend as he approaches to suggest curiosity.

I did a bit more work on the feet as well. In the previous playblast the feet are flat throughout. Here, I have given them a rotation and “snap” back into place as they impact the ground. It’s a small change but it takes time and it’s always worth it.

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