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Offset an Animation Cycle in Blender

Posted by Lee Salvemini on Jan 18, 2015

Recently I was working on animation for a freelance project and had created some walk cycles for the characters where they moved forward in space as they took steps (rather than on the spot and moving the character later). It had been a while since I had needed to repeat this type of cycle and also wanted to have some ability to modify, layer on top of the base animation, and also completely edit any part of the animation if I wanted later.

So in this tutorial I’ll share with you some of the outcomes of fiddling with the NLA and being able to have some nice non-slipping walk cycles, with the ability to add more motion onto it per shot!

Download Blend File for this tutorial.

Character from BlendSwap

 

Also check out a vlog video made that goes over the general scene creation in more detail!

 


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Comments (27)

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issam laoumri
issam laoumri

thank you, you are the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee Salvemini
Lee Salvemini

Thanks so much, glad you liked the tutorial!! -Lee

issam laoumri
issam laoumri

Hi texture for sword please…

mohamed aziz ben abd
mohamed aziz ben abd

can someone tell me why i cant download this project final blend. plz mr lee plz can u help me plz . i can download the vlog 1 blend but i cant for the final blend (rar endomaged ) can u reupload the final blend here in cg plz

Ian
Ian

bit of an unrelated question, what is the music?

Lee Salvemini
Lee Salvemini

Hi Ian, yeah the music was really cool and I had fun putting the shots to it 🙂 Song is called ‘Redemption’ by Pater Alan James! -Lee

Alex Serban
Alex Serban

How come my character appears as pink when I first open it?

Lee Salvemini
Lee Salvemini

Hi Alex!

The textures are contained in the zip in a subfolder, so if you open a blend file straight from the zip-program window, it won’t know where to find the textures and show up as pink shading. Try unzipping somewhere and the files should open correctly! Hope you find some useful info at all in the tut and files 🙂 -Lee

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