Here are both the armatures I made for the Animating Animals project back in 1st Year.
The bird is meant to resemble a Canadian Goose :P
It is made from Styrofoam, aluminium wire and K & S material.
It was all held together with hot glue and epoxy :)
I found animating a bird not so bad. The flight cycle was the easiest but the take off and landing was a tad more difficult.
Another part of the project was to animate a animal with four legs so I decided to go for a dog :P Nothing fancy about it really haha Its modelled after my own dog which is a cross between a Springer and a Cocker Spaniel. So he’s a Sprocker haha
I enjoyed making the armature but animating it was a nightmare and I just couldn’t get it right :/ Clearly I’m not a natural haha
I will also upload some of the animations for the bird in another post :)