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Oh god that just took too long^^
I noticed that, even though I have a bachelor in animation (granted that includes the whole creation of an animated short film from the start to finish and animation is just a part of it) , I didn't make a full walking cycle since... this? ._.
Well it was really time to practice this again. After 3 days of research I decided to give it a try and surprisingly I most struggled with the tail, where vertical, horizontal movements and secondary action come together. Also I decided against a cycle in place (Where the ground moves) because its not really natural.
There is still stuff I'm not content with and could have been better, but isn't that always the case?
I worked it out to the point where I was content with it and also decided to color it after all. I was surprised how much color added to it.
16 unique frames @ 12fps.
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