Video Games Animation Course - Animating A Idle Cycle

Animating A Idle Cycle

Course Description

Get ready to do your own in-game animations in Autodesk Maya!

Learn and master everything you need to know to get started in animation - taught by a Bafta award-winning animator

In this course, you'll learn how to create an in-game idle cycle from scratch.

In this class, we will cover how to animate an in-game idle cycle. We will use the block rig of a Ryu look-alike (from streetfighter) to create his classic idle pose. All these principles can be applied to any idle you will create. Great detail will be spent on the posing and motion of the hips to get everything working right and have appeal.

The course will cover the following areas:

  1. Introduction To The Class

  2. Introduction to the Idle

  3. Figure Eights, Circles, Up & Down Cycles

  4. Creating an appealing Idle pose

  5. Animating the Idle

  6. Polishing Part 1

  7. Polishing Part 2

  8. Conclusion

This course will show how to create an in-game idle cycle that can be edited to suit your character. The basic body mechanics will be taught to lay down a strong foundation. This is key to starting any animation project.

This course is part one of a seven-series course. Other courses will teach how to create idle, walks, jumps, combos, take hits and combat idle.

All these courses are part of the Video Games Animation course. OPI will be teaching animation the way it's done within the games industry as he is also a working professional animator.


  • Creating An Appealing Idle Pose

  • Animating the Idle

  • Polishing Animation

  • Animation Layers


  • Maya or any other 3D package

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  • Introduction To The Class
  • Figure Eights, Circles, Up & Down Cycles
  • Animating The Idle
  • Polishing Part 1
  • Polishing Part 2
  • Animation Layers Adding Extra
  • Conclusion
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Video Games Animation Course - Animating A Idle Cycle
This Course Includes
  • 1 hours
  • 7 Lectures
  • Completion Certificate Sample Certificate
  • Lifetime Access Yes
  • Language English
  • 30-Days Money Back Guarantee

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