A video showing production tools I've created for animating character locomotion especially over uneven surfaces and along arbitrary curves/paths.

Currently being used at Blink Animation on their childrens cg series production "Olly the little white Van".

00:00 Introduction
00:55 Encoding motion into the system
01:45 Plotting motion over an uneven terrain
03:34 TimeWarp control
06:20 Autonomous path finding using A* search algorithm
08:12 The rig tagging process
10:41 Spider example
11:07 Quadruped and Malcolm example
11:31 End credits

Thanks to Tim Birks , John Saull and Matt Johnson for animating the source walkcycle clips.

Malcolm character courtesy of AnimSchool.com

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