Step Four - Blocking
Here's the fourth step in my Top Down Animation, Work in Progress series. The following video shows my Initial Blocking Pass. In this step I animate just the Root or hips of the character letting the feet just drag along after. I try to only use as few a variables as I need to rough in the action and work out the timing. That way I can change things around quickly and easily. I can indicate the pace of the characters walk by the up and down translation.
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