Character Animator Walk Cycle?

New Here ,
Jul 27, 2018 Jul 27, 2018

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My puppet will walk in one direction if I put the walk cycle on "immediately" but I want it to walk in two directions based on direction arrows, as provided as an option.  However, it won't move at all if I use direction arrows.  Is there something I'm missing?  I'm experimenting with the puppet downloaded from the July 2018 Tips and Tricks.  It appears to be properly tagged, etc.  I did modify the torso for the standing angle puppet - and after that everything stopped if I use direction arrows.

Thanks a lot for any possible solutions.

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LEGEND , Jul 29, 2018 Jul 29, 2018
Restarting CH is definitely worthwhile (as Sharron said). Feel free to try the following before reinstalling, but a reinstall has fixed problems for a few people too.)Here is a simple "legs" puppet I was using. (Its just legs - I have not drawn whole character in side profile!). If you download, "import" into a demo project, create a new scene with just this puppet in it, does left/right arrows work?Helen Legs.puppet - Google DriveIf you cannot work it out from there, feel free to export your pu...

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LEGEND ,
Jul 27, 2018 Jul 27, 2018

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Do you have the “record” button turned on for the walk behavior in the puppets panel? And "Start" set to "With Left and Right arrow keys"? I have a puppet, I click the scene button to create a new scene, and the arrow keys work. Here is the walk behavior settings I have. Note: If I turn off the Walk or Keyboard Input red dots then the arrow keys don't work (because it shows me what was recorded in the timeline).

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Jul 29, 2018 Jul 29, 2018

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I think Alan is correct.

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Thanks for responding.  Yes.  I have the Walk button activated and the keyboard input button activated.  My control is identical to yours.  It still doesn't walk. 

However, if I change the start to immediately it walks off toward the right.  Perhaps I've rigged it incorrectly?  But I don't see how.

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Sometimes with bugs it helps to reinstall or do a cold start.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 29, 2018 Jul 29, 2018

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Restarting CH is definitely worthwhile (as Sharron said). Feel free to try the following before reinstalling, but a reinstall has fixed problems for a few people too.)

Here is a simple "legs" puppet I was using. (Its just legs - I have not drawn whole character in side profile!). If you download, "import" into a demo project, create a new scene with just this puppet in it, does left/right arrows work?

Helen Legs.puppet - Google Drive

If you cannot work it out from there, feel free to export your puppet, upload to Google Drive/Dropbox/etc and share a public link then post it here in the forums or send me a direct message. I don't mind having a quick look to see if I can spot it (or if it works on my computer).

(This is how I used the legs - I set Scale X to -100% so to run the other direction - too lazy to get the profiles going right, plus with only one profile I can make it walk backwards which seemed possibly useful.)

2-3-01 helen side feet running.gif

Here is what I did and a quick run through of puppet as well. Note, I did not use any profiles, but that is probably not important for why arrow keys not working for you (I am guessing...)

Helen legs demo - YouTube

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Jul 30, 2018 Jul 30, 2018

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Thank you.  I fixed my problem using Helen's legs.  You were all very helpful, thanks for being there.

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