Above is an excellent video of walk reference by animator Houman Sorooshnia, who has done a whole series of different live action character walks. It's a great resource, and it looks like he had a lot of fun acting them all out. Right now our student animators at Escape Studios are tackling character walks. Creating interesting walk cycles is a great way to learn the craft of animation and also a very good way to dig into character. After all, how someone walks tells us a lot about who they are, and what kind of mood they are in. If you can convey to an audience the personality and character of someone just by the way they are walking - then you are well on your way to becoming a professional animator.
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