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Intro to Body Mechanics

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Course Overview

In this course, students will learn how to make characters move with more weight, solidity, and believability in action scenarios. Using our simple “scrat” biped and building on our foundations class students will develop a more thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology for bipedal “personality” walk cycles.  Later students will hone their powers of observation and then apply their observations to animate full-body walks. The course will cover the importance of arcs in conveying organic motion, and dive into the principles of locomotion.   Students will be provided with strategies for creating or gathering useful video reference and learn how to apply it as well as modify it where necessary.  On the technical side, the course covers concepts such as animation rotation order, gimbal lock, Euler filter, preventing counter-animation, and useful animation plug-ins. 

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Intro to Body Mechanics WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

COURSE BEGINS

October 3rd!

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Feb 10, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020

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$998

COURSE BEGINS

October 3rd!

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Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

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Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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