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Tutorial: Creating a Walk Cycle


walkcycle5.jpgWhile we're all waiting for Bassam to finish his fantastic Tutorial DVD, you may want to check out this walk cycle tutorial by Andrew West.
Andrew writes:

This tutorial will cover animating your humanoid characters to have a realistic walk. It won't cover any of the modeling or rigging aspects. However if you download the tutorial model, this is all done for you.


This tutorial isn't intended to be definitive, but it will hopefully teach you the basics of how to set up a simple but authentic looking walk cycle.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. ive done my walkcycle (without yours) i need to make him do the walk cycle when i press a button please if you know how to do that it would be greatly appreciated. also how do i make it so my char doesent LIKE roll off of slanted edges cos i have done the movement and camera and when ever i go onto a slanting surface he starts to slide. how can i fix this?

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