Name: Azri Swinging A Sword Like She's Patrick Bateman Axing Paul In American Psycho
Time Taken: 4.5 hour(s)
[MODEL] AZRI by Gameanim
First, I animated the torso and shoulders (only).
Next come the elbows.
I've decided to not make the second hand hold the sword hilt as well. The rig doesn't have a controller for that and attempts to create a locator to act as a constraint have failed. You just need to recognize a losing battle when you see one, lest you lose a lot of time achieving very little.
Add some lights and we are done!
Here's a little 4 panel breakdown video:
Panel 1: Reference.
Panel 2: Blocking (the bare minimum movements to set things up).
Panel 3: Splining (doing all the movements proper and playing with the animation graph a little to fix things, basically a prerender without the lights).
Panel 4: Render, adding the lights.