Minifig walking advice?

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    I am finding any sequences with walking when animating a pain, especially as it is easy to knock the characters and my setup doesn’t have the option of onionskinning unfortunately. Any suggestions? I have cut corners sometimes with the walking but still got some to do.

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    #422142 Reply

    your set is moving or you can’t get the right amount of frames you have to take for a walking cycle?

    #422149 Reply
    Profile photo of miniworld

    I mean that the character is so tiny it’s a lot light trying to animate a real scale model ant. My hands are too big to manipulate the legs easily and the legs are too stiff.

    #422150 Reply

    There is nothing I can suggest you but getting used to it. Comfort comes in timec

    #422151 Reply
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    1) Even some free stop-motion programs have onionskinning. Seek ‘em out.
    2) To loosen legs, get some light machine oil (eg, for sewing machines) and rub it on the joints with a paper tissue. This frees them up.
    3) There are plenty of tutorials for Lego walk cycles on the web. Google is your friend.
    4) Buy a couple of large forceps. Invaluable for fiddling about with minifigs.

    (Ha ha – that last bit didn’t sound right!)

    Good luck.

    #422264 Reply

    Watch my tutorial on YouTube. It’s new, so you’ll find it easily on my channel.

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