Recipe 21 - Running: Intermediate

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What You Will Learn

Using four poses, you will learn how to create the illusion of a character running through a scene.

Why Is This Important?

Keeping running and walking simple is our goal. Running and walking are some of the most difficult actions to animate. Think about how many joints are moving when running. About thirteen! By simplifying our running poses to two for the upper body and two for the lower body, we take most of the joints out of the picture, literally, and end up with a pretty convincing run.