How to Rig and Animate a Simple Walking Character in Blender

Polyfjord shows how to model a simple 4-legged creature and then shows an easy way to rig and animate its walk cycle.

Characters are often associated with complicated rigs and a bunch of other technical stuff to get them to move. What better way to learn the foundations of rigging than to create and rig a super-simple character?

This new tutorial from Polyfjord shows how to model, rig, and animate a walking character in 15 minutes. The tutorial shows how to make a quadruped that can walk in any direction. The system uses curves as a motion path for all the legs, constraints, and armature. “Then we’ll tie it all together with random movement, giving it life and personality!”