Cameron Fielding has uploaded this excellent video highlighting some of his work on the recent Turok from Vancouver-based Propoganda Games. I’ve only played the demo, but found the 3rd-Person knife actions to really make this game stand out from other 1st-Person shooters.
On the challenge of moving from a cartoony background to a realistic style for this project, he says, “I had always wanted to animate stuff like this, so I was totally up for it. I am still surprised with ultimately how similar the two approaches are, particularly with how exaggerated you can go with the movement of the creatures. The realistic human animation I found the most difficult, and used video reference frequently to solve a lot of the problems I encountered.”