Cinema 4D – How to Rig a Character and Animate a Walk Cycle Tutorial

[Instructor] EJ Hassenfratz

In this tutorial by EJ Hassenfratz, we’ll be looking at how to rig a cartoon character using Spline IK and how to animate a walk cycle in Cinema 4D.

Topics covered include:

  • Going over the basics of rigging with Spline IK
  • Using Spline Wrap for our arm and leg rigs
  • Explaining and setting up IK Goals
  • Describing key walk cycle poses
  • Animating a cartoonish walk cycle
  • Adding secondary motion to the walk cycle
  • Setting up the walk cycle for a looping GIF

Part 1: Character Rigging

Part 2: Walk Cycle Animation

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