Tutorial: Setting Up Walking Lion Animation in Maya

Gaurav Tyagi provides a thorough explanation of the process.

If you're struggling with animating animals, this 3-part tutorial by Gaurav Tyagi, an animator at DNEG, is what you need. Each chapter lasts an hour and teaches the tricks of making realistic walking movements for a lion in Maya.

Tyagi goes into detail in every part to help you understand body mechanics and behavior so that you can apply what you've learned to other quadrupedal creatures. As a result, by the end of the course, you'll see how each paw and toe of a lion moves and be able to recreate the steps in your future projects.

But if lions are not your thing, don't worry, Tyagi has plenty of educational videos discussing other animals, like cats, wolves, tigers, and dragons. You can also get some tips on how to become a creature animator if that's your goal.

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