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Chris Derochie
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Here's an awesome slow-motion video of a horse gallop focusing on its legs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=venukXZggzc


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ADevAnimate
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For anyone needing any help getting there head around Animal Gaits in quadrupeds, I have found this Pdf particularly helpful. Its completely free to download and packed with helpful information. 

https://www.stuartsumida.com/ANIMATION/LocomotionImages.pdf

If you find the information interesting and havent yet looked into Eadward Muybridges Animal and Human Locomotion Images, I would also highly recomend doing so. 

 


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Chris Derochie
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That is AWESOME!!!!!

Where did you find that? Do you have any other great resources to share? I wish I had that years ago!!!

Thank you so much for that!


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ADevAnimate
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Im glad you think so!

I only started a focus on Creature Animation around three months ago, I found this pdf soon after researching papers on Animal Locomotion. So far this has been the best document i've found to bridge the gap between the science and art of animal motion. 

To save anyone interested the trouble of searching heres Eadward Muybridges Photo Collection of Animals in Motion:  http://cristianfreire.com/TDA_2501/MuyBridge%20%20Horses%20and%20other%20animals%20in%20motion_miche.pdf

In the age of going frame by frame through video its not really that needed, however Its still quite cool to study  the book that once helped scientists and animators alike to finally understand how horses move in a gallop. 

Also I must thank you Chris for the interview with Jeremy Stewart, it was quite enlightening to see a long time creature animators a. 


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ADevAnimate
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I completely forgot about my best resource for putting all that wonderful knowledge to use! Heres a link to my favourite Creature Rig Creator, He has a substantial collection of creature rigs completely free for personal use. Enjoy!

https://gumroad.com/truongcgartist


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Chris Derochie
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Sorry for the long silence!

I spent the past year furiously developing the animation program at Okanagan College and teaching it at the same time.

We actually used some of Truong's rigs in the class - the dragon was particularly cool!


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