When animating a biped walk cycle, a lot of students or animators in general leave the cycle just as a standard cycle without adding personality. it is a real shame as the “adding of personality” is so easy to do and creates a much more interesting walk cycle.
As i mentioned in the video, here is a link to download the scene and play around for yourselves. All rigs credited to their owners.
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