Spend a little time
planning your footstep animation with pencil and paper first. This
will make the task of setting up footsteps much easier. Answering
the questions below can help orient your planning.
Planning for Footstep Placement
Planning for Footstep Timing
- What is the support relationship between
left and right footsteps? In other words, does the timing of the
footsteps resemble a walk, run or jump pattern? A character doing
a foxtrot or waltz, for example, is actually moving with “walk”
timing – the character shifts weight from one foot to the other.
- How long, in frames, should each footstep
be? How long are the biped's airborne periods?
- Are there any periods of time where the
biped is standing on two feet for a while?