Animator Chiara Porri has an easy to follow tutorial for creating a base walk cycle in 15 steps.
The animation is part art, part science, and part observation. It’s simple enough to bust out the reference of the five primary poses and move your character to match. Watching Chiara Porri’s latest tutorial offers much more than merely hitting all the poses.
Get a Walk Cycle in 15 Steps.
More than poses, it’s essential to know why the body moves the way that it does. Chiara’s walk cycle tutorial covers all that (plus some tips) and does it in a way that super-easy to understand. “I really spent most of the time trying to find the best way to explain to you each step and why the body moves in a certain way,” Porri says. “it’s pretty long compared to all the other videos on my channel.” That doesn’t matter because the tutorial is well worth the watch time.