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Prestor (6-legged) Walk/Run Cycle WIP by DarkmaneTheWerewolf Prestor (6-legged) Walk/Run Cycle WIP by DarkmaneTheWerewolf
I say "Walk/Run" because being the massive, heavily armoured creature that he is, this is as fast as Prestor can move.

The front view one is a complete mess though >< It's just to quickly illustrate how lizard like he is with the alternating steps and slight curving to his body which is difficult to illustrate in the side view.

There are plenty of mistakes with the back and tail as well as me not drawing the head in every frame and omitting most details like digits, the spines and spiky (yet blunt) underside too.

I don't believe Prestor has been properly introduced yet. He is a Flipside lizard as opposed to his brother Lor who is a Flopside Lizard =p. They will (eventually) appear in Cornelius' story, but at the moment, their designs arn't completely finalised as of yet, and a particular story element concerning Lor is causing a few problems with something i really want to put into the story to make it more interesting... But I digress.

14 frames, done entirely in GIMP including drawing and compositing. Testing done in MonkeyJam before final export.
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traemol Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
<3

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jenniferthelioness23 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Artist
your animation is amazing :)
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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jenniferthelioness23 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Artist
:)
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SethBlizzard Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student
Nice fluidity in this walk. But it doesn't seem to quite match up in the front and side views.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
The leg movement should match up since i did them right next to each other =( But it does look very odd though...
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SinthModeOn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
my god, man you are a fucking genius :tumbsup:
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Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
I 'm such a huge fan of your work. Keep it up!
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Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
You've got such talent! I'm a huge fan of your work. Keep it up! :D
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Kerlasia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
This is great. How long did you spend on it?
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
About an hour and a half XD
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Kerlasia Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm also into animating quadrupeds. This reminded me that I need to get started again.
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KhawlaAlAli Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow 6 legged !! I just started animating a walk cycle and I had a problem with 4 legged xD

but as long the extra legs follow the same movement of the front ones it's fine ^,^

intersting WIP and a bit funny when you see it from the back lol looks heavy:p
great animation
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Heh, well i made Prestor's front legs close together and the mid section a bit longer so that the legs wouldnt get tangled together and it'd be easier in general XD

I also have some animation principle guides in my gallery (Which lead to my Youtube) including an in-depth 4-legged walk cycle guide from front and side angles which might help you though if you are having trouble. =p
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KhawlaAlAli Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I’ve seen them before on YouTube and you’re already in my subscription list
I think it’s great :D
But at that time I wanted to do a cat walk/run Cycle and your tutorials seemed like a more like a dog way of running/ walking I am not sure if all 4 legged have basic way of moving but I believe it’s the “attitude” will make a difference to make you feel it’s a cat ( although I saw some cats act like dogs before xD)
Thanks a lot for your tutorial I think they are really useful I finished my cat walk and run cycle if you are interested please have a look I would like to know what you think [link] [link]
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
All my guides are just general because all 4 legged animals will walk in that way (With the exception of Lizards as their legs and body are completely different), so dogs, cats, even horses, elephants etc will walk in that way but you have to look at their anatomy too and how that applies to their walk. This will help you with their posture which is what i presume you meant as attitude and personalities differ dependant on character rather than the subject.

In my channel also (Which are linked in my journel on here) are also high-speed reference videos of animals and i remember i do have on specifically on Cats. =p
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aranous Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Reminds me of the basilisk from DnD.
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CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Looks pretty cool. If you stare at it too long though, his head popping in and out hurts your eyes. xD
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah XD I didn't mean for it to do that, i was just lazy in only drawing the key poses for the head >< I'm sorry for hurting your eyes ^^;
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CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's okay, it's still cool. I know how that feels. I only finish my sketches all the way because it bothers me not too xD
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SkaieBlue Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done, even if it is rough. Have you drawn a still picture of Prestor somewhere that i can see what he looks like? He's so cool!
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, not yet XD I want to do a combined reference of him and Lor at some point but as said in the description, their designs arn't quite finilised just yet. =p
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SkaieBlue Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That will be so cool! I can't wait to see it. Good job tho, I have been working on animations a lot lately. Nice job. :)
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NathalieNova Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
looks such cool :3
so wish I could commiss you I would so like to see my fursona in a walk cycle x)
you do trades? XDD
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Not animation trades unfortunately, only a single, still piece of art. I do also offer a lineart only commission which is considerably cheaper than a straightforward animation commission =p Check the link in my signiture for more info eh.
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DragonchildX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful
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baka-saru89 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist
I wish I had the patience and accuracy for this type of work ><
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
XD Heh, my Accuracy could do with some improvement but that should in theory come with drawing practice... Really, it's patience >< And you do sewing no? >< I haven't the dedication and patience for that myself =( Otherwise, i'd probably cosplay something Monster Hunter related XD
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baka-saru89 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeah, but I suffer by my applicability to the phrase "Jack-of-all-trades, Master-of-none." Practice will help that though, so I need to practice more XD
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, Jack of All trades if probably more favorable (At least in my experience ><) when it comes to trying to find a proper art based job >< Most places are asking for Web designers, experienced 3d, Graphic artists etc... =( I can do 2d animation well and 3d animation is mediocre.
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baka-saru89 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist
as far as animation goes, I only have decent enough experience in 3D animation, but I'm several years out of practice, because the software is so expensive, and it updates so often that I can't get it to practice at home. Also would need a better computer.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah DX I'm still only on Max 8 which was the old version the university had while i was on the games course. I only have basic skills in that too, enough to make and animate super simple things like the crown in my final major project but not much more =(
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baka-saru89 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist
I worked on Max 8, and Maya 6 (i think), back when I studied it. Max was far superior for modeling, and Maya was much easier to animate, so that was certainly interesting, but that was back when Max 9 was just being released, so I'm sure my knowledge is almost obsolete XD
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, we were given unlimited 8 to use but only a 2 year 2011 >< Which obviously expired when the course was over =( We never tried anything other than Max though, i really wanted to try Maya and things like zbrush etc so i became a bit disillusioned with the games course after a whhile and transferred to the 2D animation class XD

In general, i think Max is more suited to modelling and Maya is apparently better at animating from what i've heard, but since Autodesk have baught Maya, both of them should integrate in some way eventually as they transfer concepts over and Max will be good at both (Thats the theory anyway XD)
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mausaba Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
as always you are great at animation ^^ also nice design for the creature :D ( a new monster to hunt XD )
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
XD If i ever get the chance to work on Monster Hunter or something =p Actually, some inspiration for this came from Akantor/Ucamulbas XD
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mausaba Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
eheheh i see ^^ i hope to see or read some new info on MH4 ;_;
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Me too >< I want to know what other monsters there are! I'm guessing the only ones to return are Tigrex, Reus and presumably Reia also because of Reus... :? Not sure about Black Tigrex though...
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mausaba Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
well,in the last trailer we see the hunter try to steal the egg from a nest and the reus attack him.....so i think the reia is in the game,for the black Tigrex.....well,we see XD i think they can put inside the game a new subspecies for the Tigrex........pink Tigrex XDXDXDXDXDXDXD
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
XD Lmao!! Some more super powerful rare species might be fun =p Maybe a White Tigrex with a tornado roar attack like Akantor XD
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mausaba Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
or like the desert Berioros ._. use the tornado to jump hig in the sky and attack you ._.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
>< That one move makes it impossible for me to bow/gun wind belio. :cries: But it's the most awesome move though XD

I hope the Reus and Reia subspecies return too though.
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Brownie-12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O-o and yet another awesome animation
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Silverbloodwolf98 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing,i love this
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Affyre Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Wow, he is pretty slow. Must suck when he has to hunt.
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Indeed =p But he is big enough that a single step covers a good distance, and strong enough to just bulldoze through most obstacles instead XD
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Feral-Serval Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flipside and Flopside?

Iseewhatyoudidthere
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
XD I was wondering if anyone would notice =p Super Paper Mario reference FTW!!
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Feral-Serval Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Yus.
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Shadowkio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
DX why must you tease!! I really can't wait for Cornelius' story!!
The animation looks awesome though :3
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