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How to Make Animated Films by Kathryn Spencer, Tony White

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Masterclass 5 

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Generic Runs

Class objective: To learn and replicate the action of a bipedal running action.

Equipment required: Lightbox, pencil, and paper.

Many people think that a run is just a faster action than a walk. But this is not the case. If you look carefully at a running action in a slow-motion action replay you'll see that whereas a walking character always has one contact foot on the ground at any moment in time, a running figure does actually have both feet off the ground during one point in each stride.

When running, it is necessary that the character is off the ground at some stage during the stride.

Key Generic Run Stages

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