Tiger Trot Cycle

I wanted to practice animating a quadruped, as I have never animated one before. And also since it's been a while I updated this blog, I wanted something which I can post here.

I came across this Tiger rig on Highend3d, which had some great controls, so here it is.

I've seen quite a few quadruped walks and runs, but I can't remember seeing a Trot. One more reason for doing a Trot is I thought I could play around to get some fleshy feeling at the belly area, which, in a walk or run, is hard to notice.

I never knew animating a tail was so hard. It's still not smooth. I'll try to fix it some other time.

Feel free to leave comments or critiques.