In this week’s lesson we focused on the final stage of animation known as polishing. Polishing involves tweaking the animation to fix all the changes so that it is perfect and polished. This also involves changing the tangents slightly so they are all smooth which makes the animation flow well. It is important to watch the animation and make a list of what is wrong. This allows the animation to fixed quickly and flowing properly. The polishing stage is about fixing the animation and making it look good.
We then applied what we learnt to finish animating our legs and have them looking perfect. This involved tweaking several things such as the tap and the translate z on the feet. Finally, we animated the main control so the walk moved forward. This involved further tweaking in order for the animated walk to stop ‘sliding’ along the ground. After this was prevented, the animated walk was complete.