This is crazy.. it may be something that only animators & riggers get, but check out this crazy chicken-head-ik action. I never knew that chickens worked this way.. I wonder if other birds do the same thing??

Check this out if you own a chicken!

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5 Responses to Chicken head ik!

  1. Ollie says:

    Haha, that is SOOO cool !! I´m gonna think “Oh look, an IK-chicken” in the future. But like you said, takes a 3d-dude to get it

  2. Andrew says:

    It is really neat. Pigeons are similar. I was filming a squirrel when a pigeon walked past camera. When I watched it frame by frame, the pigeons head was locked in world space as its body moved.

  3. cassidy says:

    Dude, I totally used this principle when I did that short about the pigeons back in ’95!

    I noticed the same thing about the way pigeons moved their heads (and yes, a lot of different birds can do this, especially long-necked ones like snowy egrets.) So when it came time to rig the character, I rigged the head entirely in IK with a spline-based neck. Saved me a heck of a lot of trouble!

  4. JP says:

    Hey Jason

    Just saw this at work ans I am currently animating Penguins. Really great to see….Penguins are not this extreme but great ref.

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