Everything from walking and running to quadrupeds and bipeds relies on a few basic principles. Many artists get these principles wrong! In this class, I speed through the different cycle types and demonstrate the proper use of timing, posing, and space to get your cycles pixel-perfect and frame accurate.
- Explain what a cycle is and how cycles are used
- Determine the frame count of your cycle and time it accurately
- Pose your character in a cycle so that it loops correctly
- Check your cycles to make sure they work ad infinitum
Kenny Roy started in the animation industry in 1997 as a dustbuster on a children's animated feature film. Since then he has gone on to animate some of the most memorable characters on screen, from Scooby Doo to King Kong. In 2007 he founded Arconyx Animation Studios in Los Angeles, California, where he directs projects ranging from TV commercials to short films to visual effects. An animation teacher for almost 8 years, Kenny is also a well-published author in animation and he is a world-traveling lecturer. He runs an animation-training portal through www.kennyroy.com, and he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 sons.