Animation Time! - Peacock Bass Rig

Today's Inspiration:
The believability factor was the most important thing. They have to move and breathe as if they’re really alive.

Always have a little bit of story in [your] drawings. I think that's good advice.

- Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders Sketchbook

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Peacock Bass

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

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Houdini Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Houdini Walk.
Head - light bounce and tilt side to side
Chest - dips down, with overlap in the abdomen, light twist to allow for the next step
Hips - rotate to offset the chest and favor the next step
Front Legs - low small steps
Back Legs - medium high steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position land with a little toe flop
Tail - medium side to side swing with successive movement throughout