Free Tutorial | How to animate a Basic Walk Cycle – Part 01

In this animation tutorial i will show you how to animate a basic walk cycle in 1 hour. The purpose of this course is to teach you the basic walk cycle and in part 02 of the course, you will learn how to add “character” to your cycle. Animating in Maya is daunting for any new animator. I try to simplify the task of animating a walk cycle so that you focus on the main parts of the cycle itself before moving forward.

Download the Maya scene file HERE:

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If you want to learn or visualize the other types of walks, then you can download that scene here:


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We hope this helps with reference for young animators wanting to learn how to animate a quadruped walk cycle.

In this comprehensive course, master animator Jonathan Symmonds shares his secrets to achieving a photo-realistic quadruped walk cycle. Whether you’re a young animator just starting out or a seasoned pro looking to improve your skills, this course has everything you need to succeed.

With over three hours of expert instruction, you’ll learn how to animate a dog walking at a standard pace, work with similar curves, and use a simple workflow to achieve stunning results. You’ll also deepen your understanding of anatomy and locomotion, and have the opportunity to submit your work for peer review.

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What will I learn?
– Learn how to animate a dog walking at a standard pace
– Learn secrets to working with similar curves
– Learn how to animate using a simple workflow
– Better your understanding of anatomy and locomotion
– Submit your work for review amongst peers
– No prerequisites required
– Learn from the best instructors
– Spice up your demo-reel

Course Information:

Course Duration: 3 hours 05 minutes
Category: Animation
Price: $49 USD
No prerequisites required
Software required: Autodesk Maya 2019+
Instructor: Jonathan Symmonds, a quadruped creature animation specialist

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