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Animation for Beginners

A 4-week introduction to animation basics designed for people with little to no previous animation training

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Course Format:
Special Workshop: recorded lecture videos; feedback is not guaranteed for all students every week)
Duration:
4 weeks
Materials:
Maya, Bouncer rig (provided)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week
Skills Level:
Beginner
Feedback:
Feedback is not guaranteed for all students every week. Limited feedback is given during the live Q&A sessions
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Installation of Maya. The starting .mb file downloaded to the scenes directory.
Course Format:
Special Workshop: recorded lecture videos; feedback is not guaranteed for all students every week)
Duration:
4 weeks
Materials:
Maya, Bouncer rig (provided)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week
Skills Level:
Beginner
Feedback:
Feedback is not guaranteed for all students every week. Limited feedback is given during the live Q&A sessions
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Installation of Maya. The starting .mb file downloaded to the scenes directory.
Course Format:
Special Workshop: recorded lecture videos; feedback is not guaranteed for all students every week)
Duration:
4 weeks
Materials:
Maya, Bouncer rig (provided)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week
Skills Level:
Beginner
Feedback:
Feedback is not guaranteed for all students every week. Limited feedback is given during the live Q&A sessions
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Installation of Maya. The starting .mb file downloaded to the scenes directory.
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
EXPAND ALL COLLAPSE ALL

The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Introduction to Animation Maya, keyframes and you

Why animation?|Overview of the class and its goals | An introduction to Maya, timeline, keyframes and the graph editor/curve | Introduction to the basic translation controls of the ball rig | How to set keyframes (translate y only.) | Bonus content – An introduction to Ease Ins and Ease Outs and breaking tangents

Week 2 | Moving the ball through space

Continuation- Ease Ins and Ease Outs and breaking tangents | Moving the ball along a path (translate x) and an introduction to Arcs | Copying and modifying curves. Breaking up the cycle and varying/reducing the height of the bounces | Introducing some additional controls in the ball rig | Adding some squash and stretch | Bonus content – Adding some complexity in the ball’s path

Week 3 | Pushing animation beyond realism

Continuation- adding more complexity to the ball’s path interacting with the set | Make the ball come to a stop and demonstrate the difference between a bounce and a jump | An introduction to anticipation | Bonus content – reveal full ball rig. An introduction to secondary action and follow through

Week 4 | And the rest...

Continuation-secondary action and follow through | Blinks and look direction | A quick demonstration on how to render

Animation for Beginners
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Your Journey Starts Here

Fernando has +10 years of experience in animation, currently works as an Animation Supervisor at Framestore. He started his career in Brazil working on several commercials, TV shows and Games, later he went on to be Animation Director on one of the first animated feature films in Brazil. After that he worked as a Lead Animator at MPC and Framestore in projects like Detective Pikachu, The Predator, His Dark Materials. He has been teaching animation for the past 7 years.

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

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