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Bring characters to life through face rigging
Learn how to rig character faces and bring them to life with Wade Ryer. Wade has over 10 years of experience in animated feature films such as: How To Train Your Dragon 2, Rise of The Guardians, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Tale of Desperaux, and The Ant Bully. He has worked for such studios as Dreamworks Animation, Method Studios, Framestore, Electronic Arts, DNA Productions, and ReelFX Creative Studios. Upon completion of this 8-week class, you will have a full understanding of how to create a functional, animator friendly, character face rig ready for a close-up on the big screen! Wade will give you guidance along the way, industry-level tips and tricks, not to mention personal feedback on your character facial rig.
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Lectures by Wade Ryer
Wade Ryder studied at Syracuse University and is a character technical director currently working for Dreamworks SKG. His previous positions were at DreamWorks Animation, Method Studios, Framestore, Electronic Arts, DNA Productions and ReelFX Creative Studios. His credits include How to Train your Dragon 2, Rise of the Guardians, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Tale of Desperaux, The Ant Bully, G.I. Joe: Valor vs, Venom, and more.
May 14th - July 23rd
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Antony Manley / Fall 2017
-the instructor was informative, helpful and open to communication throughout the duration of the course. Cannot recommend enough.
Derrick Smith / Winter 2017
Wade was great. I really appreciate his attitude in conveying the material and he worked hard to try and teach us advanced approaches and details.
Christian Zanghellini-Silva / Winter 2017
I liked how he kept what little mistakes he made in the videos and showed how he fixed them, it provided substantial amount of insight to the thought process to being a good rigger
Michael Spalla / Winter 2017
Wade Ryer was the best instructor I've ever seen in the field of 3D. I've learned a lot about Maya Rigging Characters for Facial Expressions in this class. Wade was a great teacher. He enlightened and motivated students to learn. He has a light and friendly demeanor. I rank this class a 10+ with a gold star. What a great class. I feel like this will help me a lot in my career. Thank you Wade!!!
Eduardo Enriquez/ Summer 2017
Wade is a great teacher. I learned exactly what I wanted and more. He is just overall great.
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