Character Walks

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Let's get animated - how to add personality to your characters

Don’t miss out on our next webinar, exploring the most important part of the animator’s toolkit: character walks.

Register to watch Alex Williams, Head of Animation, explain the power of character walks, and how to take a basic walk cycle and completely change the character's mood and personality.

What you’ll learn

For this exercise, we'll be using the fabulous Monty rig created by Raveen Rajadorai, which you will be able to download for free during the webinar. You might think that you can't get that much character and personality out of a simple rig like Monty - but you can! Also, Monty has no arms, which makes the process of making the walk cycle, and adapting it, much simpler.

During the demonstration, Alex will show you how to make Monty happy, sad, angry, or scared, masculine or feminine, and even turn him into a goose-stepping soldier! All with a basic walk cycle, and in just a few clicks.

It's a great technique that breaks down apparently complex outcomes into simple, basic steps that any animator can master.

During the demonstration, Alex will show you how to make Monty happy, sad, angry, or scared, masculine or feminine, and even turn him into a goose-stepping soldier! All with a basic walk cycle, and in just a few clicks.

It's a great technique that breaks down apparently complex outcomes into simple, basic steps that any animator can master.

The host

Alex Williams is the Head of Animation here at Escape Studios. He has over 25 years experience working in the animation industry and some of his film credits include; The Lion KingRobotsThe Road to El DoradoWho Framed Roger Rabbit and The Iron Giant (to name but a few!). He also has 20 years experience working and teaching in higher education.More recently, Alex won at the Cartoon Art Trust Awards for his “Queen’s Counsel” cartoon strip in the Times, and he wrote an article for Creative Bloq about 8 ways to shine as an animator.

Check out Alex’s blog to discover more about his work and experience.

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Tuesday, 5th June

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Monty rig created by Raveen Rajadorai.

Monty rig created by Raveen Rajadorai. Alex will use it as an example for this webinar