Sunday, November 16, 2008

bee lee, w11

B. Lee. owe me a playblast on your dialogue piece and i'm happy to critique it.

The walk..i'm more curious at how you resolved last week's assignment, but let's look at it.
it's a little unfinished right now, but in the right direction.

areas to address

  • feet. around f17 it doesn't feel like the correct passing pose. f22, the right foot doesn't take off in that muybridge/richard williams standard way. check out reference and my pdfs on cycles for the main foot poses in a walk. basically it isn't lifting back and up enough.
  • head. keep it relatively locked straight ahead right now it hitches at the end of the cycle throwing it off.
  • hips. aren't rotating in either direction. right now they're making the pose feel static and flat.
  • root/pelvis, main node thingy. not much y movement. remember. quick fall, slow rise. it also moves on the x over each step.
  • spine. wavelike motion forwards and back, slight curve inward as it's over each foot.
  • shoulders/top spine. should start further back and rotate a little forwards.
That should point you in the right direction.


B said...

Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you are recovering. Your feedback is very important to me. I'll try my best to tune the walk cycle.

I'm a little lost. Are you curious about the dialogue scene or the walk cycle?

jeff said...

dialogue scene...i sometimes critique these at work and only have maya 7, so i can't playblast them for you