The Cat and the Counter

Several months ago I tried my hand at animating some quadruped characters. It was fun searching for video reference to study and attempting to recreate the actions with a 3D character. The latest quadruped scene I animated was of a cat attempting to leap from a counter to a table. I ran in to some issues with staging and how best to show that there is a gap between the character and his destination, my solution was to scatter boxes around the scene as a sort of reference point for scale. I finally received advice on how to render properly in Maya and was able to put together a finished video:


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