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Link Walk Cycle
Created Monday, March 24, 2008 | Added Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

A short animated film created for an intro to computer animation project.  This assignment was to animate a walk cycle.  I believe we were also supposed to use the model that we made the previous semester (in intro to computer modeling) as the character to do the walking.  Since I had modeled Link, I decided to have him walk up to and pull out the Master Sword.

I remember having a lot of difficulty modeling Link because my reference model was screwy, so I ended up just using the model from the game (Twilight Princess).  The rigging and animation, however, is all by me.

Also, it’s kind of hard to notice, but I think this was the first time I used blend shapes for facial animation.  After Link grabs the Master Sword, the camera zooms to his face.  His eyebrows lower and he frowns in determination.  I swear it was more noticeable when I was animating it 😛