Saturday, July 30, 2011

Emperors New Groove - Joe Moshier Walk Cycle


During the beginning of Disney's feature ' The Emperors New Groove ' several of us were given different designed characters that we animated walk cycles for. They were to be used for several crowd scenes.

This is the one I was cast to animate and it is Joe Moshier himself. Joe was the designer for the film and I think being the character designer gives him the right to see him walk through a scene or two.
The cycle was officially in Sequence 4, scene 49.8 and 'Joe' was 'city folk #C '. 

Back when I finished the test, I added a sound track just to add a little somethin' somethin' :-)






Emperors New Groove - City Folk walk cycle from Mark Pudleiner on Vimeo.







And below is the walk cycle added into a few scenes. See how many times 'Joe' walks by the camera as these scenes play out in sequence. Joe is a great artist and even better person to work with.
I really don't know anyone who doesn't like Joe. Knowing the history, I'm thinking that the name Joe is a pretty damn good name to have in this industry.  
Here are some of his links :   IMDB   LinkedIN   Conduct Happiness 



 
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3 comments:

Sandro Cleuzo said...

Man, There are too many Joes walking in those scenes!

Ryan said...

Joe's poppin' up everywhere!

Great stuff, Mark.

JKR said...

Wow, that is absolutely incredible. I literally have watched The Emperor's New Groove 16 or so times, studying the incredible animation (especially the overlapping action that's throughout) and I never noticed that at ALL! It seems so obvious after you point it out, look how many times he's walking in the same area, back and forth! Amazing stuff.