Computer Animation 3: Student Critique #1

Student: Adrian Robinson

Project: Walk Cycle

Although the rig is indeed walking, there are errors that draw the eye and prevent the rig from maintaining a smooth walk cycle. First off, the legs are far too straight in a few frames, preventing it from being an accurate walk cycle. This seems to be the only problem, side-view wise. However, from a front-view perspective, more errors come into play. The chest is pretty stationary and shows no real sign of movement. The torso and hips also have little to no movement.

Despite the errors listed above, there were high points in the walk cycle. The knees aligned well with the feet. The arms were also captured exceptionally well. Overall, the walk cycle could do for some improvement, especially the legs. The student should also put attention towards more movement of the chest and torso to improve the accuracy of the reference footage.

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About schinnery1996

My name is Shanelle Chinnery and I study Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College. It’s my third year and the last time this bio was updated was on my very first day of college. I had ended off my previous bio with my desire to grow throughout my years here in Alfred State and with my senior year on the horizon, I’m glad to say I’ve definitely grown since that day. With the variety of classes and mediums I’ve experienced during these three years, I’ve learned what grasps my attention and what strays it away. I came into college with an unclear direction of what I wanted to do in my field and to be quite honest, I’m still not sure what direction I’m going in, but I have a better idea. I enjoy the storytelling aspect of animation, but then again I also enjoy animating in 3D and would love to explore the possibility of voice acting. While I’m uncertain about the exact route of my future, I still take great pride in the how much I’ve changed, art wise. I’ve gained knowledge and experience in endless number of programs I never thought I’d be able to work around, I’ve grown accustomed to digital art rather than traditional pencil to paper art, and most importantly, I’m just a better artist in general. I could say that is my favorite achievement and I can’t wait to see what my future holds in this field.
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