Rivet Walk Cycle

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Animation in Blender

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  • Software: Blender 2.78
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Rivet B. Walken


This exercise is designed to be an application of the information learned in Chapter 6 of the Animation Bootcamp course, specifically the Rivet Walk Cycle lessons. The assignment is to animate a believable and appealing, translating walk cycle for the Rivet character. Since Rivet is a full bipedal character, it's an additional level of complexity on top of Stomp's walk cycle. Also the aspect of translating the character is another technique to practice.


  1. Download the Rivet Walk Cycle: Source Files from the Downloads tab and open the unzipped .blend file with Blender.
  2. Animate a translating walk cycle for the Rivet character.
  3. Render your animation as an openGL viewport render. To prove your character's walk is translating, a stationary monkey head is on the ground of the source file so Rivet can be seen passing by.
  4. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  5. Finally, submit your exercise by clicking the Submit Exercise button in the top-right corner of this page and pasting your video's URL.

Rules of the Exercise

  • 1
    Walk cycle animation is believable, appealing, and translating.
  • 2
    Render includes stationary monkey head object to prove translation.
  • 3
    Submission is in video format.
  • 4
    Uses the .blend file provided.
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    Another issue with X deviation on the IK.R

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    Is this rig 'certified' for 2.79c?

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    Having trouble mirroring the feet

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    Forget to move the root bone...

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    Having a little trouble

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Since 2009, I have been producing high quality character animations for everything from commercials to children's music videos. Working remotely for several small studios, I have been responsible for the rigging and animation of several videos that have received over 100 million views on Youtube. (Making for some very happy clients.)