Grenadier Idle Animation

Had the honor to work together with my friends Ben Erdt https://www.artstation.com/artist/benerdt (Modeling Tutorial) and Perry Leijten http://www.perryleijten.com/ (Rigging Tutorial) again! They were both asked to do a collaborated Gnomon Tutorial in their respective fields, and asked me to make an Idle animation to showcase it.

Ben Erdt's Modeling Tutorial: https://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/tutorials/creature-modeling-for-production
Perry Leijten's Rigging Tutorial: https://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/tutorials/creature-rigging-for-production

Ben's amazing designs are always a fun challenge to undertake, and with Perry's rigs it's possible to tackle those challenges. This creature was designed as a highly skilled Grenadier, able to use his jumping stilts to navigate swiftly and deftly through a battlefield while placing his sticky bombs on target Mechs. It was really fun to try and make this bouncy alien stand still (sort of)! The animation was keyframed in Maya 2016.